We work hard to make our Reigatian community as inclusive as possible through a variety of events, reunions, overseas gatherings and our successful RGS Professionals Group. Whether you are a former pupil, current or former parent, staff, friend or partner, we welcome your connectivity and involvement with the Reigatian community.
RGS Professionals Group
The connected group brings together members of the Professional Reigatian Community which includes parents, former pupils and friends of RGS.
The primary purpose of RGS Professionals is to foster meaningful friendships and networks. The group supports the school by providing a pool of experienced professionals willing to give guidance and potential job contact opportunities to students. The group also offers a forum for Reigatians to stay in touch with other friends and colleagues who are involved with RGS and to meet and network with new friends working in complementary business sectors.
The group is Chaired by Matt Lowe (RGS ’97) who recently took over the mantle from Mark Elsey (RGS ’78) and has this to say:
“Mark, huge congratulations on the establishment and growth of the RGS Professionals group. You leave it thriving and I am hugely proud, excited and privileged to take over the baton. I’m looking forward to standing on the shoulders of giants and having some fun along the way!”
As part of a rich and diverse programme, events in London have included: Barclays Canary Wharf Reception; Ernst & Young City Breakfast; an evening with Crossrail at the Royal Academy of Engineering and a networking event with Jellyfish at The Shard. We have also hosted two Inspiring Minds panel events at the School, aimed at our Sixth Form, to give them some insight into different potential career paths. We have exciting plans for this group over the next year so please keep in touch for news and updates.
If you have not yet joined the 1,800+ members of this connected group, please join the RGS Professionals group on LinkedIn to receive updates and news of future events.
Over 300 Reigatians, currently studying at university, are available to provide details about their courses and universities to RGS Sixth Form students. Reigatians at university provide an invaluable source of extra information to current Sixth Form students giving an inside track on university life, different courses and a depth of knowledge that reaches far beyond universities’ official brochures and websites.
Each summer, Reigatians at university return to RGS for a UCAS Day, organised by the Careers Department, which gives current Lower Sixth Form students the chance to question them as a panel and individually about their experience of university, their course and their recommendations for a successful UCAS application and transition to university.
Members of our Reigatian community (parents, former pupils and RGS friends), who are established in their own careers are a vital source of advice, encouragement and mentorship. The RGS Professionals network has well over 1,800 members and they are keen to provide support with careers advice, work experience and potential job opportunities. As part of the RGS Professionals Network, parents and former students also provide invaluable support through participation in the School’s annual Careers Convention and the popular lunchtime careers speaker’s programme which runs throughout the year.
If you would like any further information regarding the RGS Professionals Network please contact Jonny Hylton: email@example.com