On Thursday June 11th, students were treated to a visit from freelance journalist, broadcaster and radio presenter Samira Ahmed.  She wowed the audience with a fantastic presentation followed by question and answers with students.

Over 70 students from a range of subjects, sat in the Bonsier Theatre to hear from Samira as she enlightened them on the trials and tribulations of working as journalist and radio broadcaster.  She engaged them with insights into her career as a journalist including stories such as interviewing Margaret Thatcher and every Prime Minister since, as well as reporting on the Rotheram child abuse, showcasing her varied career through the years.

Samira spoke passionately about her life and career, explaining that journalism has to be something you love to do well in it.  She also explained how having the energy and commitment to follow up new leads without prejudice are key ingredients of success.

Students were able to lead a question and answer session with questions ranging from what it is like to work as a woman in an industry that is very male dominated while also being a journalist from an ethnic minority background. Samira listened while students gave their views on ‘VICE’, one of her programmes which is very popular with students.

Students were captivated throughout and really appreciated Samira taking time out of her busy schedule to come along and share her experiences with them. Principal Brett Freeman, thanked Samira for the talk before two students presented her with thank you gifts.

Information for schools

Croydon College Group offers a wide range of activities to provide support to schools, parents, carers and students with post-16 decisions. Through activities both at the college and onsite at local schools, the diverse range of courses on offer at Croydon College, Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon University Centre is explored.

Information is provided on the various opportunities available for both vocational and academic pathways. This, combined with the wide range of apprenticeships, delivered by the World of Work team, provides an important resource for post-16 options. 

Contact the team at schoolpartnerships@coulsdon.ac.uk or phone us on 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676 for more information.

Let’s work together:

Assemblies and Presentations

Delivered at your school and providing either a general overview of courses available or tailored specifically to the needs and interests of the student year group in attendance. Focus subjects could include apprenticeships, applying to universities, T Levels or sector-specific subjects.

Career Events & Options Evenings

Virtual or in-person we welcome the opportunity to support your events and engage with students and parents. Our team can also be available to attend application and interview workshops also GCSE results day. 

Onsite Taster Sessions

Engaging and interactive sessions with specialist lecturers in areas including criminology, fashion and textiles, media studies, music performance, photography, science and much more. Sessions can be held on-site at our colleges or at your school. Please enquire about specific subjects.

Campus Tours

Your students can tour our campuses, chat with members of the teams and explore our range of departments and facilities. Building your own tour, allows you to choose the areas your students are keen to view the most, and with a large course offering, this ensures they get the most out of their visit and enough time to ask any questions they may have.

The Programme can also help to support evidence of careers activity provision in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Croydon Colleges Group is always pleased to build strong relationships with local schools and sixth forms and produce a newsletter to keep schools and sixth forms up to date with the exciting work of School  Partnership Programme

To discuss your requirements further or to be added to the mailing list, please contact: schoolpartnerships@coulsdon.ac.uk or call 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676.


Get in touch

Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282
Email: enquiries@coulsdon.ac.uk

Coulsdon Sixth Form College
Placehouse Lane
Old Coulsdon



Using this site

Website by Pinksheep Marketing

© Copyright Coulsdon Sixth Form College
All Rights Reserved