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Alumnae speak at Lower Sixth Higher Education Evening

Class of 2019's Mariam Mohammed advised on medical school applications
Class of 2019's Mariam Mohammed advised on medical school applications

The Lower Sixth were fortunate to have three alumnae speak at last night’s Higher Education Evening: Milly Hills (Class of 2021), Mariam Mohammed (Class of 2019) and Helena McBurney (Class of 2018). The former pupils joined the busy programme of speakers at the event, which also featured talks by guest-speakers, Dr Ben Morgan from University of Oxford, Professor Carlo Contaldi from Imperial and Jocelyn D’Arcy from The University Guys. Headmaster, Charles Fillingham, Ms Chapman and other staff members also spoke at the event.

Helena McBurney, who completed her undergraduate degree in English at University of Cambridge last year, is now studying for her Masters in Victorian Literature at University of York. She joined Ms Chapman and Dr Ben Morgan to present an Oxbridge applications session to the Lower Sixth and their parents. Helena fortuitously returns to FHS today to host a Creative Writing workshop for pupils.

Joining Ms Carew in G13 was Milly Hills - who is currently studying Art Foundation at Kingston University. Together, they presented a session on Art School applications. This was Milly’s first visit to FHS since leaving last year. Milly spoke at length about her experiences at Kingston; she hopes to start a BA in Fashion next September.

Mariam Mohammed joined Professor Contaldi and Ms Melchers to present an incredibly popular STEM session. Mariam, a third-year medical student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, advised students about the application process to medical school, and spoke of her time as a trainee doctor at Barts. 

Both students and parents benefitted hugely from our alumnae’s first-hand experience with university applications and their chosen degrees. With thanks to Milly, Mariam and Helena for speaking to the Lower Sixth and their parents last night. If you are interested in taking part at any future FHS careers event, please email

Above, Helena McBurney

Below, Milly Hills

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