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Careers in healthcare brought to life by Alumni Jenna and Ellie

Our alumnae Ellie class of 2013 and Jenna class of 2016 brought their careers in healtchare to life in an extra special and relevant way this month when they delivered sessions for Year 9's day of HSEE (heath, social and emotional education)


Ella writes You will remember me as Ellie Boylan from TGS, leavers year 2013 (I cannot believe it has been that long either!). I'm now Ellie Overgaard-Brown having got married last summer and I am very happy and enjoying life to the fullest with a wonderful career. 

I am still nursing, with two incredible roles than I work in a 50/50 capacity, as a sister on children's intensive care at King's College, and I am also one of two lead trauma nurses for London's Air Ambulance. With LAA I have visited schools across London talking about the work we do and promoting the service, as well as highlighting the incredibly varied career options within medicine that are not 'just medicine'. When I was at TGS I had absolutely no idea what could be possible in a medical career without being a doctor. 

There were times when I felt that if I didn't get the grades to be a doctor (which I didn't) my life and dreams would be over, but it couldn't be further from the truth; I would have loved someone to tell me that when I was 16! 

Here is Ellie at our weekly MedSoc meeting

Jenna says "I absolutely love my work"

Jenna gradatued from TGS in 2016 and later gained a First Class Honours degree from Keele University where she studied BS Pediatric Nursing.  She works for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

We sat under the trees by the Drama studio during lunchtime.  I was blown away by her love for her job and her support for her school and her willingness to help students find their post school right place.

Thank you both so much for your inspirations.We look forward to seeing Jenna and Ellie for MedSoc MMIs later in the year, and at our reunions planned for TGS120 next year.

Pippa Blackstone
Development and Alumni

June 2024


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