When he was 16 years old, Kieran Sheen was a stand-out student who excelled in his GCSEs but his passion was sport and the thought of working abroad was something that excited him.
Fast-forward 3 years and he’s just returned from a 1 year internship in Sri Lanka where he said his favourite part was ‘working with the kids at Elizabeth Moir School’; though he did go on to say he wasn’t too keen on the 6am basketball class he taught on a Wednesday morning… we aren’t sure why!
On Wednesday 26th of July 2017, Kieran visited LLS HQ in Liverpool to speak with members of the student engagement team about his next steps in the sports industry.
Working in schools is something he’s keen to continue and the idea of becoming a primary school sports coordinator or PE teacher is something of interest, but the prospect of University for Kieran at this moment in time is something he’s unsure on.
Here’s are a few things to consider about University
- Do your research on courses which you will enjoy and are likely to be good at.
- Visit Universities and speak to course lecturers about what you can expect.
- Dedicate yourself to your degree.
- Gain as much degree-related work experience as possible whilst studying.
- Grow your network.
Pathways to University with LLS
Our aim is to ensure LLS’ course graduates are able to make informed decisions on the most suitable destinations for them when they complete our programme at the age of 18. This is achieved by organising our own careers guidance week set to take place in January for 2018, in addition to us visiting some of the UK’s leading sports and teaching Universities where we enjoy exclusive taster lectures.
If you’re set to collect your GCSE results in August, love sport and are focused on studying at University when you’re 18, our advice would be to read more about LLS’ Sports Industry course.
Maybe you’re like Kieran and uncertain on a degree straight after sixth form; if this is the case, you may want to read more about LLS’ Professional Coaching course.
Both courses give young people like you great opportunities to kick-start your career in sport but if you’d like to know more about sixth form courses in your area, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or call a member of the student engagement team on 0151 294 3229 who will be happy to help.