IB World School – Meet our Careers and Higher Education team
Our Careers and Higher Education team provides personalised support from when you apply until 3 years after you graduate. With a strong focus on experiential learning, our provision works to develop the whole person. You can access this support through 1-2-1 meetings, online resources, professional workshops as well as specialist events including our annual Higher Education Fair.
In addition, our Careers and Higher Education team are highly-skilled in helping you navigate the higher education applications process across the globe. This gives you access to a wide range of top-quality universities. They also provide expertise on a range of career development opportunities including gap year planning, apprenticeships and internships.
Helen Forey, Head of Careers and Higher Education
Helen studied modern languages at the Universities of Oxford, Cardiff, Passau and Champagne-Ardenne and became a member of the Institute of Linguists in 2003. In a 15-year career in the international classical music industry, she combined her love of classical music, languages, photography and design in editorial and creative marketing roles at Decca Music Group, EMI & Virgin Classics and was the Deputy Managing Director of a London media agency where she managed DVD production for European and American opera houses.
Helen has a particular professional interest in international education and social justice, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Development and Coaching Studies from the University of Warwick and is a member of the Career Development Institute and the International Association of College Admission Counselors.
The St Clare’s Careers Service is led by Helen Forey, Head of Careers. With our Careers & HE Adviser and Trainee Adviser, she supports St Clare’s students on both campuses in all aspects of application to university around the world, career exploration, assessment centres and interviews. She loves helping students to prepare to navigate the changing world of work and develop lifelong career management skills.
In her free time she is a keen member of a traditional British brass band and enjoys inter-railing around Europe and walking in the Welsh countryside where she grew up.
Dominic Fuge, Careers and Higher Education Adviser
Dominic started his career in education by teaching A-Level Psychology, whilst also working as a Special Educational Needs Officer, in a London state school. Since moving to Oxford in 2019, Dominic’s roles have expanded into designing bespoke careers and higher education provision for home and international students. He has held previous roles such as ‘Academic Strategy Tutor’ and ‘Senior Manager of the Supercurricular Programme’, before then being the ‘Head of University Engagement and Alumni Relations’, at Oxford International College. Dominic keenly joined St. Clare’s, in 2022, as their ‘Careers and Higher Education Adviser’.
With an academic curiosity for evolutionary biology and ancient civilisations, Dominic completed his undergraduate degree, at Durham University, in Anthropology and Archaeology. Whilst he did get to spend a month excavating in a Bronze Age cave of Southern Italy, after several experiences of digging in the pouring rain of Northern England, he realised that opportunities to emulate an Indiana Jones lifestyle may be less numerous than he previously thought. Dominic’s interests then developed into investigating the evolutionary underpinnings of psychopathology, leading to a master’s degree in the Psychology of Mental Health, at the University of Edinburgh. He subsequently studied Education at the University of Cambridge.
In his spare time, Dominic is still thinking about careers and higher education, contemplating what next to include in the blog section of www.stclarescareersexplore.com. However, when not engaged in such deep philosophical contemplation, Dominic enjoys the occasional horse riding and clay pigeon shooting. He also enjoys visiting local cafes and restaurants, living Oxford’s la dolce vita.
If you have any questions for our Careers and Higher Education team, please get in touch.