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Welcome to our Professional Guidance page

Ask a Career Champion...

These members of our St Swithun's Community have kindly said they would be happy help provide information and advice about their career. Please click on their photograph to read their biography and to send a message.

Please note safeguarding policy: If you are under 16, you will not be able to access the direct messaging facility. Please contact Head of Student Guidance, Mr Tim Dixon if you would like to contact one of our Career Champions.

Would you like to help with any of the following?

  • Talk to students about what you read at University and what life was like on campus
  • Help with student interview practice
  • Talk to students about what you did on your gap year
  • Offer professional guidance and advice to groups of students who might like to follow in your footsteps
  • Offer advice about how to stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market
  • Act as a mentor to an individual student
  • Become an official Career Champion
  • Open up possible work experience opportunities at your company
  • Address a large audience of our school community about your life journey

Join our professional networks

We have set up professional networks for a range of career areas which allow you to connect, gain knowledge and share advice with others working in the same area.

Professional guidance events

We have a number of Professional Guidance events including our Harvey Hall talks series in which highly successful members of the St Swithun's community deliver talks at the school. Most recently Dame Emma Walmsley, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and former student, returned to St Swithun's to talk about her career and inspire our current students.

We also do a range of Careers Speed Networking events in which we invite members of the school community to talk about their careers and inspire our current students.

We are always looking out for volunteers to share their careers experiences and attend our events. Take a look below to see what's coming up, and please do sign up if you're interested.


Contact us


T: 01962 835734 or 01962 835782

Old Girls' Association
St Swithun's School
Alresford Road
SO21 1HA


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