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The Careers Department was delighted to welcome David Andrews, OBE, to the College during his recent visit to Eastbourne. Andrew is an independent consultant, trainer and writer, specialising in careers education and guidance who was awarded the OBE in 2003 for his services to careers education. He has recently published a book entitled Careers Education in Schools, a history of the development of careers education in schools, and was keen to visit the first school in England known to have appointed in 1920 a careers teacher, Mr Stephen Foot.

After meeting members of the Careers Department, Andrew visited the College archives and was shown a number of documents relating to Stephen Foot by the Archivist and Old Eastbournian Michael Partridge. He was interested to see a copy of Stephen Foot’s autobiography entitled ‘Three Lives – And Now’, which details his various careers in the oil industry, the Army, teaching and as the first bursar of Eastbourne College

The photograph above shows David Andrews with Peter Fellows, Careers Assistant, Jane Wilders, Head of Careers, Michael Partridge, College Archivist and Karen MacGregor, Head of Higher Education.