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Icenian Interview – Leigh

Icenian LeighLeigh joined Langley for Sixth Form in 2007, studying A-Levels in Business Studies, Psychology, and Maths, before going on to the University of Hertfordshire to read Psychology. Here we find out more.

During your time at Langley, did you know what career you wanted to pursue?
No I didn’t. I chose quite broad A-Level subjects as I didn’t know what career I’d like to go into after Langley, although I’d always loved the idea of being self employed.

Which co-curricular activities were you involved in?
I loved sports! I was a member of a few of the sports teams including Netball and Hockey. My love of sport and exercise definitely carried on into my adult life.

“Langley is a great School if you’re looking for somewhere that will give you lots of support and a place that wants the best for its students.”

Have these activities helped you since school?
Yes definitely. Being active is a massive part of my life now. Langley definitely set me up for this, being a school that gives amazing opportunities when it comes to sport and really emphasises the importance of sport to its students.

How did you career begin?
My current career began only a few years ago when I decided to pursue my love for fitness. After working in office-based positions since graduating university I decided I wanted to make the change to become self-employed in an area that I love. I worked as a PT for about a year, and then opened my own Female Only Gym in April 2021 (www.livewellwithleigh.co.uk/).

So far, what have been your post-school highlights?
My post school highlights have definitely been opening my own gym and seeing how successful it has been in the last six months.

On reflection, did your time at Langley help your attitude towards career choices and progression?
Even though I didn’t necessarily know what I wanted to do as a career while at school, Langley gave me lots of options to consider and offered help with where I wanted to go with my life after school.

What advice you would give to students considering Langley, their A-Levels or careers?
I would say Langley is a great School if you’re looking for somewhere that will give you lots of support and a place that wants the best for its students. Career-wise I would say don’t rush into making a decision with what you’d like to do with your life. I only became self-employed aged 29! Nowadays there are so many options for careers, what suits someone else may not suit you.

Your fondest memory of Langley?
I made some amazing friends at Langley. I loved the Sixth Form summer ball the we had at the end of every year in the stunning grounds of the School.

Published On: December 1st, 2021Categories: Icenians, News

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