In which year group did you join King’s?
I joined in Year 6 to become a Chorister at the Cathedral.
What A-Level grades did you achieve?
Geography – A, Economics – B, Government and Politics – B
EPQ – ‘Why is Cypriot reunification so difficult to achieve?’ – A*
What University/Institution are you going to and what will you be studying?
I am going to be studying International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. I will also study Arabic at the language school to aid me with my career, and because I have a particular fascination with Middle Eastern politics and culture.
Are you going to University this year, or are you taking a gap year?
I am going straight to University in September and will be living in London.
During the summer, I worked at the Greek Embassy in London as an intern, where my responsibilities included monitoring the British press, contributing to the weekly newsletter, assisting in the management of social media campaigns, writing press releases, attending diplomatic and cultural events, and handling requests to the press office by civilians and various other organisations.
I have also just come back from Nicosia, Cyprus, where as well as visiting family and friends, I attended the ‘World Conference of Cyprus Diaspora’ as the youngest member of the worldwide delegation representing the United Kingdom. The conference included intimate briefings and discussions from government ministers and spokespeople, networking opportunities, and events such as dinners at the Presidential Palace and speeches from key international players, such as US Senator Bob Menendez, the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
I am looking forward to networking opportunities in London and upcoming work experience in the British Parliament. Next summer, if I am to be selected and receive my EU citizenship in time, I will be representing Cyprus for three months at the United Nations as an intern. Otherwise, I have the opportunity to work with the Foreign Ministry instead.
What career path do you plan on pursuing?
There are many routes I would consider going down, including diplomacy, politics, NGOs, think tanks, or civil service/FCDO route. Essentially anything political or involving diplomacy/world governance.
What else did you participate in during your time at King’s?
Lots of Music! (Chapel Choir, King’s Barbers, Choral Scholar, Chorister, Clarinet, Piano, Singing) as well as Model United Nations and Running Club.
Do you feel that you have been well supported at King’s?
Yes, I feel I have been very well supported, especially during my Sixth Form years. King’s has provided me with the confidence to network and to be successful outside of school, which aside from academics, has been the most important part of my education.
What will you miss most about King’s and what did you enjoy most during your time here?
I will miss being part a close community of students and staff, the beautiful campus and monastic buildings, as well as the day-to-day social interactions with friends and fellow students.
In what ways do you think King’s is unique or special compared to other schools?
The dedication of time and resources that the staff at King’s give to students outside the classroom.
Describe King’s in three words!