A Conversation with Seaford’s New Head Girl Emma Brown

Emma Brown in a physics lessonMany congratulations to Sixth Former Emma Brown, who has just been appointed Head Girl at Seaford College. We caught up with her to ask her about her plans for the future, and her life after Seaford College.

What is your dream job?
I’d like to work in occupational psychology, which is about understanding the dynamics of how people work in industry, for example how they work together.

What are you doing this autumn?
I’ll be starting my A2s and getting ready for university. I’m applying to Oxford, UCL, Bristol and Bath to do Psychology or Human Sciences. Human Sciences explains more about the biological side of psychology, focussing on genetics and evolution.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing your generation?
The concept of self-worth. If you have a good sense of self-worth you will be more confident in getting good grades, going for that job, aiming higher. Not having that sense of self-worth can really bring you down. Social media projects this perfect image of who you should be, so people don’t think about themselves, they compare themselves to other people who have completely different attributes.

What is the one thing that really annoys you?
When people take things for granted. They could do one thing that helps someone else out and they won’t do it.

If you could say one thing to the Prime Minister what would it be?
I would like to ask him now, after everything, after the election when he was under immense pressure, what he would have done differently. I would like to get a different view, to take a step back and find out the truth.

Do you have a role model, and if so who is it and why?
My dad, he will always push himself to go that extra mile. But he enjoys life, he enjoys what he does, and everything I do I want to be doing because I’m enjoying it, not because it’s an obligation.

What are you most passionate about?
Pushing myself to be the best version of myself I can be. There’s no point putting in 50%, because you’ll only get 50% out of it.

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