Career Guidance Events

The School's Career Guidance Department and the OA Club offer a range of career guidance and UCAS events each year to help pupils learn about career options, make decisions about GCSE, A-Level and University subjects, and gain skills essential for securing employment and for succeeding in the world of work. We are always looking for OAs to help out at these events.

Sixth Form Careers Evening
Friday 16 November 2018, 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Abingdon School

Kicking off with a drinks reception, this 'mini careers conference' consists of an OA panel presentation and a range of individual career discussions led by OAs for groups of 5-7 students, ending with a networking buffet supper. The OA Club needs about 25 early- to mid-career OAs to participate in the panel presentation and lead discussion sessions. If you would like to volunteer at this event, please complete this Google Form. Contact Rachel Boswell at or 01235 849074 if you have any questions.

UCAS Advice Evening
Monday 24 June 2019, 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Abingdon School

OAs currently at University or who have recently graduated or took a Gap Year are invited to attend and share their advice with boys and their parents. Free meal included! For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Rachel Boswell at or 01235 849074.

Abingdon Careers Convention
Friday 15 March 2019, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Abingdon School

This annual Careers Convention (co-hosted with St Helen’s and Our Lady’s) will next be held at Abingdon School. Through discussion panels and one-to-one interviews with parents and alumni of the three schools, pupils are given the opportunity to learn about an array of different careers. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Michael Triff at or 01235 849129.