Sara Allport

Sara Allport

Being Students’ Union President, Planning and Advisory Board representative and Sixth Form Student Governor gave me experience of organisational principles in action that I can use in the future.

Studied:

Geography, Classical Civilisation and Biology

What made you want to study at Brockenhurst College?

Brock treats students like adults and prepares them for the independent study required for success at university. Another feature is the wide range of courses available at Brock.

What did you enjoy most about your course(s)?

The positive relationship between students and teachers.

What were your ‘highlights’ (best experiences) while attending Brockenhurst College?

Being Students’ Union President, Planning and Advisory Board representative and Sixth Form Student Governor gave me opportunities to run and attend many different types of meetings. These were fascinating and have given me experience of organisational principles in action that I can use in the future.

What extra opportunities have you taken up since studying at the College? In what ways did they help your personal development? (i.e. Aspire programme, enrichments, student ambassador scheme, work experience)

I was part of the Aspire program and I went to the HE+ talks. I had organised two work experience placements (unfortunately postponed due to the pandemic). One was working in a lab at Southampton General Hospital and the other was working for a biotechnology company.

What networking, employment and work experience opportunities did you undertake and how did they enhance your college experience?

I had a job at Boots at the weekends. It made me focus on time management so I could fit in my college work too.

What is your next step in education or your career? For example, a full/part-time university course, full/part-time employment, apprenticeship etc. Please provide FULL details.

Studying Biology at the University of York.

What are your long-term career goals? Did your time at Brock help you decide what you might like to do?

I’m not sure yet – potentially biological research.