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Girls in elite professions

This month, ten year 10 students took part in a pilot project called 'Girls in Elite Professions' run by the University of Sussex. 

The aim of the project was to identify careers to students, especially girls, who may not have considered these for themselves and to learn about the different pathways that successful women have taken.

The girls were spilt into two groups and were given a disposable camera and had to take photos of their visit, this included the working environment, office space, outside location and anything else they thought was relevant to the visit.

Five girls visited an architecture company in Brighton, where they spoke to employees, had an overview of their roles and how they got to where they are today.

The other five students visited a law firm, run by two women, that specialises in housing law for the homeless and people who are in danger of losing their homes.

Students were then taken to the University of Sussex where they visited the Law Clinic, which helps and supports people with various aspects of law. They had an insight into employment law and learnt that whilst students at the university are studying law they have the opportunity to work alongside staff on live cases.  

Students then visited the mock law courts at Sussex and had an opportunity to wear the gowns and experience the atmosphere of a court room.

The photos that the students took will form part of an exhibition at University of Sussex.