On March 9, Notre Dame alumna Georgina Harrison-Billbrough visited the college to speak to our lower sixth A-level Religious Studies students.
Georgina took A-level RS herself, and talked to students about how important studying ethics had been to her current career. She explained her journey from Notre Dame, where she’d felt very supported by her teachers, to her present role in a hospice.
Our students found her speech reassuring, inspirational and useful. They were reassured that their studies would prove useful in later life, as Georgina told them that ethics informs her everyday decision-making process at work. They found it useful to hear from someone who had been where they were and gone on to be successful. They were inspired by the fact she’d ended up in the career she wanted, even if she didn’t always think she would.
Director of Catholic Life Catherine Herring said, “We were delighted to host Georgina; she had a measurable impact on the students’ insights into university study and the subject of ethics. Most importantly, she modelled for the students the virtues of resilience, determination, perseverance and integrity and gratitude which are key to them developing as well-rounded people.”