Two Lower Sixth students Cody Wilson and Jasmine Kaur have been selected for the Financial Times (FT) Student Advocate Programme 2022-23 

Miss Webber, Head of Lower Sixth, put Cody and Jasmine forward for the programme and says, “This is a wonderful opportunity for both students to develop leadership skills and confidence by becoming the voice of Trinity students, and sharing their views, visions and ambitions with the FT. They will also promote the advantages of reading the FT to their peers and teachers, helping Trinity benefit from a more engaged and informed Sixth Form. By joining the FT Student Advocate Programme, they will also be in regular communication with the FT Schools team digitally, which is a fantastic way to engage with students around the world and hear many different perspectives to develop their own views.” 

Cody Wilson is currently studying Maths, Physics, English and Business A Levels. He says, “I wanted to be a part of the FT Student Advocate Programme as I thought it would give me some insight as to what working in finance would be like. I am also keen to gain relevant experience in a financial field to be able to be put on both my CV and my personal statement for university applications.  

“Access to the Financial Times will give me the opportunity to learn the basic patterns of investing and how to advertise and promote a business, which are both useful skills. Full access to FT.com for free will be extremely useful and the opportunities available through networking with other members of the programme will be invaluable. This should complement my studies quite well as I would like to be a banker and I am looking forward to building connections with some decent advisory personnel.” 

Jasmine Kaur is currently studying Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Chemistry at A Level. She agrees, “I wanted to join the programme because I thought it would be a great opportunity and it looked very interesting. I’m really excited to learn from the FT, because I’m interested in economics and am considering a degree in economics or Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) after Trinity.” 

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