Icenian Interview – Fergus Hughes

What year did you begin and leave Langley?


Did you know what career you wanted to pursue during your time at Langley?

I had subjects I was interested in but did not know where I wanted them to take me.

Which co-curricular activities were you involved in, and have they been useful, for example helping with transferable skills?

I was part of the cricket and rugby teams and enjoyed both immensely. The value of teamwork and forming of friendships were particular highlights.

Have these activities helped you since school, for example, via transferable skills?

I still play both cricket and rugby and still feel the same love for both games. In my first job after school, teamwork was imperative. I worked at a school for children with severe behavioural issues and special needs. Teamwork amongst the staff was crucial in ensuring a safe environment. 

If you went, what did you study at university? 

I have not yet been to university. However earlier this year I received an offer to study Human, social, and political sciences (HSPS) at the University of Cambridge. I start in October this year and cannot wait.

If you’re working, how did your career begin?

I am not currently working. However, I spent two years working at a special needs school as previously mentioned.

So far, what has been your post-school highlights (in your career, onwards studies, family, travel etc.)?

My post-school highlight has definitely been receiving my offer from Cambridge. It was always a dream of mine and to have it come true is very satisfying. 

On reflection, did your time at Langley help your attitude towards career choices and progression?

My time at Langley definitely sparked my interest in particular subjects. These subjects are ones I am looking forward to studying and relating to future career choices. 

What advice you would give to students considering Langley, their A-Levels or careers?

Although I did not complete my A-levels at Langley I found that the staff really care about you. Not just in terms of academic work but holistically as well. My advice would be to tap into these resources as much as possible. The sense of community you feel at a school like Langley is rare, especially in post-school environments, so really enjoy the togetherness and have fun. 

Your fondest memory of Langley?

My fondest memory of Langley was playing in the U15 rugby festival as a Year 9. We lost in the final, but it was great fun and great rugby.

Fergus Hughes Icenian Interview
Published On: May 5th, 2022Categories: Icenians, News