At Sutherland Education all our students are entitled to attend our free educational weekend courses, no matter which level of guardianship they have selected. As Education Guardians, we are committed to seeing our students succeed on their individual academic pathway and to this end we have put together specially designed classes on: UCAS Application; Interview Technique; Career Choices and Study Skills. Students can choose particular sessions to attend, or they can come for the whole weekend;- we can arrange overnight accommodation at a rate of just £35 per night including meals. These workshops and seminars are delivered in a way that is more than just informative- we aim to help students:
- Get Motivated
- Keep Focused
- Create a Strategy
- Gain Confidence
We encourage students to think about the long-term picture; what path are they on now? How can they get the most out of their time at School, College and University? What is their end goal and how are they going to achieve it? By setting their studies in the context of a much bigger picture, students can realise the relevance of what they are learning and give themselves the best possible chance of success. In the economy of today, we try to get students to think about their future career and employment, as well as their current course of study.
At Sutherland Education we have experienced consultants who have been through the British Education system, including both undergraduate and post-graduate admissions processes at Oxford and Cambridge for both Arts and Science degrees. Peter Sutherland (MA Oxon) and Sarah McIntyre (M Phil, PhD Cantab) both work as consultants and instructors on the courses and have a wealth of experience in the field.
Peter is a graduate of Oxford University, where he read German and French. Upon graduating he then qualified as an international lawyer before turning to teaching. Peter taught for over 30 years at the highly ranked school, Whitgift, where he served as the junior school headmaster and senior master of the senior school. Peter also spent many years as the head of modern languages. Since 2005, Peter has worked for COA (Cambridge Occupational Analysis), a leading careers consultancy in the UK.
Sarah has worked in both the academic and commercial sector. During her doctoral study at the University of Cambridge, Sarah lectured for the department of German as part of the tripos exam system. At the University of East Anglia, Sarah was part of the admissions team and conducted many interviews with prospective undergraduates. Her role as a University tutor and lecturer was complimented by her work as Employability Director for the department. In addition, Sarah has worked in Schools and Colleges, delivering motivational talks and courses in study skills and exam technique. On the commercial side, Sarah has worked for a leading Careers Consultancy firm and also as a legal recruiter in central London.