RCSA work with Imperial College FoNS School Outreach Team to trial new programme

Mike Munroe RCSA president (centre) with year 12 and 13 students from St Joseph’s College, Ipswich after his talk. David Kemsley (far right) St Josephs Student Futures Advisor and Simon Stevenson Chemistry Teacher and Head of Year 12 (far left)

The RCSA are keen to support the outreach initiatives of our alumni and have teamed up with the Imperial College FoNS Schools’ Outreach team to pilot a new approach.

RCSA President Mike Munroe worked with Simon Foster, Faculty Outreach Manager at FoNS to prepare a presentation to the 6th Form at St Joseph’s College Ipswich.  Dave Kemsley, the Student Futures Adviser at St Joseph’s College helped set up the event as part of the schools’ regular career’s guidance programme. Mike Munroe gave a presentation to about eighty year 12 and 13 students on STEMB (science, technology, engineering, maths and business) careers in the Flavour and Fragrance industry and included a section on Imperial College prepared by Simon Foster. This section included an overview and introduction to Imperial as well as guidance and advice on entry requirements, how to prepare for interviews, personal statements and other general good advice. The idea was to encourage students to consider STEMB courses at university to facilitate exciting and successful careers and to think about Imperial as one of their options. The presentation went down well with students and David Kemsley commented that linking the Imperial College angle to the career insight was powerful and helpful.

The RCSA and FoNS would like to encourage and support other alumni to arrange similar presentations to schools in their local areas. The careers part of the talk should be tailored to the alumni’s own areas of expertise. Simon Foster is available to help support alumni with appropriate presentation material. If you are interested please get in touch either via contact@rcsa.org.uk or direct to Simon Foster at simon.foster1@imperial.ac.uk.

In the photo you see Mike Munroe RCSA president (in the centre) with year 12 and 13 students from St Joseph’s College, Ipswich after his talk. David Kemsley (on the far right) is St Josephs Student Futures Advisor and Simon Stevenson (on the far left) is Chemistry Teacher and Head of Year 12.

Read more about the RCS Association’s support for outreach here….