Inspiring the next generation: The EDGE Lectures 2018

The EDGE Lectures have been a key part of Ellesmere College's Leadership and Entrepreneurship Programme for Sixth Form students for many years now - designed to enrich the offering given to students to give them the 'edge' when it comes to entering the world of university and work.

Each term, the College invites back key speakers from our network of over 5000 Old Ellesmerians (OEs), parents and local business people, who bring their expertise and experience to deliver inspiring and informative talks on subjects related to business, entrepreneurship and careers.

This week, Ellesmere College was delighted to welcome back recent OE, International Baccalaureate graduate and medical student Robert Blach for the first of this Autumns EDGE Lectures: 'Medicine - You are more than your studies.'

Originally from Hanover, Germany, Robert joined Ellesmere in 2013 and left in 2015 after completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) with 35 points. He took a year out to get involved with a lung research project at Hanover Medical School and is now in his third year of studying a unique bilingual Medical Degree at the University of Southampton. He has recently joined a German medical doctorate programme in Orthopaedic Surgery and is also an active member of political and student committees, both in the UK and Germany.

Robert gave an inspiring insight into what the British medical degree involves and also talked about entrepreneurial, political and social opportunities that exist for students. He also discussed the importance of an international exchange within a degree and what the future landscape might look like for education and the medical profession.

Nick Pettingale, Director of External Relations, commented, "At Ellesmere we believe in the individual and therefore 'The Edge' lectures create a breadth of professional input and real life experience for our students to learn from. The most exciting aspect from my perspective is the individual connections that are created with our Old Ellesmerians. Anyone in business today knows that success is based on relationships and our goal with 'The Edge' is to create those relationships before our students even leave the Sixth Form".

For more information about our Autumn EDGE Lecture programme please visit: The EDGE Lectures

Dates for your Diary:

Wednesday 10th October - Dr Anton Garrett: "Science v Religion"

Wednesday 14th November - Natalie Lloyd: "Entrepreneurship - Creating the dream and running with it."

Wednesday 6th February - Francesca Trotman: "Plastics and the planet - Your part in killing the oceans."

Pictured: OE's Robert Blach and Felix Tighe

1st October 2018  Back to News