Archives: Scholars

Evie

15 March 2022

What are you doing now? I am currently in my second year at Durham University studying Politics. What is your favourite memory from Wellington? My favourite memories have to be all the house events, especially upper sixth house singing, where we performed Stevie Wonder! Why is you want to be part of this campaign? I […]

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John

15 March 2022

What are you doing now? I am now a first-year student at Durham reading history. What is your favourite memory from Wellington? There isn’t one particular memory that stands out above all others. Instead, all those memories of messing around with mates, trying new things and getting involved in college life stick with me. Nevertheless, […]

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Grace

15 March 2022

What are you doing now? I am a freelance painter/illustrator currently searching for a design job in London. What is your favourite memory from Wellington? My favourite memory from Wellington is from the annual campus wide game, ‘Be The Duke’ Why did you want to be a part of the campaign? What made you want […]

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Finn

15 March 2022

What are you doing now? After leaving Wellington College I decided to take a year out. For 6 months I worked at Eagle House, where I thoroughly enjoyed being a gap student for two terms. After this I went travelling in Costa Rica for a couple of months before coming back home. I also completed […]

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Thomas

15 March 2022

What are you doing now? I am in my first year of studying Politics at the University of Exeter. What is your favourite memory from Wellington? Taking part in the CCF Colour Party ceremonies on Remembrance Day, Speech Day and for CCF inspections. Why did you want to be a part of the campaign? I […]

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Will Hobson

10 November 2021

Will Hobson (S 21) has recently graduated from Wellington College and has started his training contract with Premiership rugby club, Harlequins. Will, shares with us how transformational he found his journey at Wellington College to be. The Prince Albert Foundation programme and this school has completely changed my life around from one extreme to another. […]

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Nicole Clarke

10 November 2021

Nicole Clarke (Hg 21) has recently graduated from Wellington College and has started studying Anthropology at University College London. Nicole tells us about what being a Prince Albert Scholar meant to her and how it has impacted her life. I heard about Wellington College from my Saturday school, Eastside Youth Leadership Academy (EYLA). Wellington was […]

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Joe Simpson

10 November 2021

Joe Simpson graduated from Wellington College in 2019. Joe thinks fondly upon his time at Wellington and feels it helped prepare him for entering the workplace straight from college. He is currently working as a Business Development Assistant at IDES and studying at Bucks New University, due to graduate in 2024 with a Chartered Manager […]

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Ben Webber

22 March 2021

What did you enjoy most about being a caller in the campaign? By being a caller in the campaign I enjoyed speaking to a range of people with different career and life paths since leaving Wellington, having the opportunity to hear about their time at the College whilst picking up interesting and helpful pieces of […]

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Ella Redfern

18 March 2021

What is your favourite memory/OW story from the telephone campaign? Speaking to a Colonel! I was nervous at first calling due to his salutation, but he was extremely friendly, stating that I caught him at the perfect time to talk as he had just finished marching in the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. He then proceeded […]

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Lola Oates

18 March 2021

What did you enjoy most about being a caller in the campaign? Speaking to different OW’s who all went to Wellington at different times and hearing how Wellington led them into their careers and life they now have today. I found it really engaging talking to so many different people and thoroughly enjoyed the range […]

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Georgia Basham

18 March 2021

What is your favourite memory/OW story from the telephone campaign? Most of the OW’s I spoke to said they really missed the sport at Wellington and the camaraderie around it which is something I can relate to massively. The sport at Wellington is incredible and I think there is something very special about representing your school. […]

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Will Smith

18 March 2021

What is your favourite memory/OW story from the telephone campaign? Whilst at Wellington, an OW was cast in a film that was set at Wellington, called ‘The Lords of Discipline’. For the role, he was required to shave his head, which his mother was not particularly pleased about! What did you enjoy most about being […]

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Jonty Davies

18 March 2021

What is your favourite memory/OW story from the telephone campaign? I spoke to a gentleman who, back in 1969, drove from England to Iran in a small Citroen. He arrived in time to watch the moon landing on television in Tehran! What did you enjoy most about being a caller in the campaign? I most […]

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Umit Abdulkasim

18 March 2021

What did you enjoy most about being a caller in the campaign? I loved hearing about the different experiences OW’s had at Wellington and the numerous career and life advice they shared. What did you personally learn whilst taking part in the campaign? I found that a lot of OW’s enjoyed working in smaller businesses […]

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Tommy Morris

18 March 2021

What are you doing now? I am currently studying English Literature with Spanish at the University of Manchester. I am loving my further studies and feel like we have all got through the hardest part of locked-down university life! What is your favourite memory from Wellington? The largest part of my best memories from school […]

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Tara Sallaba

18 March 2021

What is your favourite memory/OW story from the telephone campaign? My favourite memory was talking to an OW about living in Berlin in the 1950s and discussing with him how the city had changed over the decades and how our experiences of the capital differed. What did you enjoy most about being a caller in the campaign? […]

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Jack Carling

18 March 2021

What did you enjoy most about being a caller in the campaign? I really enjoyed raising money for such a fantastic programme. What did you personally learn whilst taking part in the campaign? I think one thing I’ve learnt a lot about is negotiating. So when a prospect says no to the initial ask how […]

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Angela Hargreaves

18 March 2021

What is your favourite memory/OW story from the telephone campaign? An OW I spoke to informed me that younger students had to make toast for their prefects but they didn’t have toasters, so they used to use a gas flame and heat a biscuit tin over it and then use that to toast the toast! […]

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Aaron Jiminez

18 March 2021

What is your favourite memory/OW story from the telephone campaign? I had two really inspiring talks with OWs. The first held a corporate position that I would someday love to be in myself. She took the time to explain to me her job in depth and then proceeded to ask me questions and give me […]

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Pelumi Agbedejobi

22 October 2020

Pelumi Agbedejobi graduated from Wellington College in 2017 and has completed a 4 year integrated Masters Programme at the University of Leeds in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering and has just embarked upon a career in Finance. It’s difficult to describe how I felt being offered a place at Wellington (or how I felt when arriving […]

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James Brown

22 October 2020

James Brown graduated from Wellington College in 2020. He is currently studying Theology at Oxford University and completed an internship at a Hedge Fund over the Summer of 2021. I always had confidence in my abilities but never really viewed myself through the eyes of someone who should be respected. When I started to take […]

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Esther Ujah

22 October 2020

I had nothing to compare arriving at Wellington College to so when arriving ‘overwhelmed’ doesn’t really explain how I felt! Coming from a two-bedroom flat in Tottenham to coming to Wellington there was (and is!) no comparison. I graduated in the Summer of 2019 and have now started at Cambridge University to read Philosophy and […]

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Robin White

13 February 2019

My father (a serving army officer at the time) sadly passed away when I was 10 and still at prep school in Wiltshire. My mother gave me the option of going to the local state or grammar school, or if I wanted to continue boarding with some potential options for public school. I opted for […]

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Nick Prichard

13 February 2019

I was doubly lucky regarding Wellington bursaries – being both a Foundationer whilst at school and then receiving a bursary when doing a postgraduate degree after I had left. When my Father died whist I was at school, his Army past qualified me as a Foundationer. Without the funds associated with this status I would […]

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