Keeping connected with our school Alumni
When our pupils leave WLFS 6th Form, they may have left the building, but they are most definitely still part of our school family. Our past pupils – our Alumni – are a huge part of our school composition, and interestingly this enduring relationship continued can be really beneficial for both the school, and you as individuals as you find your own paths through higher education and the workplace.
We know so many of you have enjoyed your time with WLFS 6th Form and found it invaluable in your next steps, because you’ve shared your memories and experiences with us.
“In the end, the skills I learnt doing politics, in weighing up arguments and evaluating evidence, are all so important in medicine.”
“It was such a supportive environment and honestly without my teachers and the senior leadership team, I can honestly say I would never have achieved the results I did”.
“Overall, I had an absolutely amazing time at the WLFS 6th Form. It perfectly prepared me for higher education, whilst giving me some of the loveliest memories that I will cherish!”
We want all of our pupils who leave WLFS 6th Form to stay connected, be professional, and keep networking. It will help! An important platform for this in the digital age is LinkedIn.
WLFS 6th Form is on LinkedIn (with a profile that paints the uniqueness of the school and its pupils, both past and present).
Here’s why LinkedIn is so important!
LinkedIn is THE online business platform for B2B social/business networking and, used correctly, it can benefit both us as a school and you as Alumni.
When you create a profile on LinkedIn you are enabling yourself to connect, market yourself to prospective employees, and showcase your talents and business.
“It's really great staying in touch with WLFS, the longer I've been away the more I've reflected on how much I enjoyed my time there and the opportunities that were available to me.” Lolita Gosling, WLFS Alumni
Believe it or not, people are very interested to know where you went to school because it forms part of your journey.
For the school, your LinkedIn profile links back to us, which is a great way for us both to get noticed.
Many of our Alumni are really proud of where they went to school (great news!), and it’s a large part of their identity. When they share this information about WLFS 6th Form across their networks it creates a connection and narrative across a very wide network, proving mutually beneficial.
“Communicate with your fellow students, friends and teachers and discover what path of higher education you?are most suited to.” Career advice, WLFS
Connect as an Alumni!
Have a read of our collaboration activity with the Marketing Advisers, a Q&A online about the importance of schools keeping in contact with their Alumni. We’d like to encourage all of our past pupils to get on LinkedIn to connect with the school. For the current Sixth Form, to make this solid link before you head off on your new journey.
How are you? Let us know your news…
The WLFS 6th Form marketing and admissions team is really keen to link with all past pupils who want to remain connected to us and their contemporaries. We will be posting useful information for our Alumni, hosting events, and holding reunions to help keep the connection strong between us.
Lucy Frederick, Registrar and Sixth Form Manager, says: “We are starting our journey to engage our past pupils and making the most of the LinkedIn platform. LinkedIn offer the facility for past pupils to keep up-to-date with our latest information, to get involved both with industry discussion and member only new. Also, via the Alumni tab, the ex-pupils can search for other WLFS 6th Form leavers by date, profession and keyword. The LinkedIn Alumni features are a real revelation.”
To ensure the LinkedIn platform offers you the maximum benefit, please review your LinkedIn profile and make sure your education is linked to our main school Alumni page.
Sign-up to LinkedIn… Follow these steps today:
1. Setup and/or revise your LinkedIn profile with your latest information.
2. Link to the WLFS 6th Form. Make sure your education history is linked to the WLFS 6F main LinkedIn Alumni page (the page is here).
3. Request to join the Alumni Group page. This member-only Group, will offer ex-WLFS pupils the opportunity to network, share ideas, discuss job opportunities, keep in contact & receive notification about future Reunions.