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A Skype call with Professor Dame Sue Black, Forensic Anthropologist

On Tuesday the 5th February, we were lucky enough to get the chance to have a Skype call with Professor Dame Sue Black. Sue is a Forensic Anthropologist who started figuring out her future from the moment she started working in a butchers. She grew up on a farm where her father would hunt animals like rabbits and she would have to skin them. She developed an immunity as such, to sights such as dead animals and their organs. This proved useful since, when she began attending school, her teacher knew she would go on further to study at university. Up until this moment, the thought of university had not crossed her mind. Previously, she has been shadowing a veterinarian nurse which she dreamed

A talk by Jessica Thornycroft - Veterinary undergraduate and Ex-Tormead pupil

On Friday 8th February Tormead was delighted to welcome back Jessica Thornycroft, an ex-Tormead student who is currently studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey. A number of girls across multiple year groups enjoyed hearing about Jess's journey from her childhood and Tormead life to where she is now. Jess gave some extremely useful guidance on writing personal statements and veterinary interviews and advised us to always make the most of the opportunities we are offered. It was inspiring to hear how Jess made use of her gap year by working for a veterinary practice, gaining a wide range of experience from looking at the ovaries of a gecko to stitching up the leg of a cat. To

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