Stepping up

More than 2,000 GDST alumnae are now using our mentoring app

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More than 2,000 GDST alumnae are now there for GDST sixth formers, connecting through our specialised mentoring app. In 2018, the GDST teamed up with Rungway® to give GDST sixth formers a way of asking their questions about future study and careers to the wider GDST alumnae family.

Since then, hundreds of questions have been answered, from requests for relevant work experience to queries on the efficacy of attending university open days in Year 12 (or not, as 2020’s Covid restrictions became a way of life). There has been advice on volunteering programmes in South America and a discussion on the merits of systems engineering as a career.

Some connections have migrated into real life, too. When a pupil was making enquiries into midwifery as a career, an alumna of her school – now a midwife – picked up her question. Working with the school’s Head of Careers, the two were given the chance to meet face to face and talk about the pros, the cons, and the potential. The student received valuable first-hand information from a trusted source and was able to go on to make a well-informed decision about her future.

Rungway is one of a range of future-focused initiatives for GDST sixth formers. All schools offer a highly developed programme of careers advice including GDST programmes such CareerStart and our Insight Days initiative.

To find out more, or to join the Rungway community, go to: