Latest Information


Please see here the latest University Application Calendar 2021-22

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What happens when you finish school - job or university?

Please see the Career Orientation Guide for parents and families in Leipzig published by the city of Leipzig here.

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Prospectuses, flyers, posters and brochures from universities, colleges, institutions and careers providers are regularly sent to the school and can be collected from Mr Sands' office on the 4th floor.

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What we Offer

The work of the Beyond LIS team falls into three broad and overlapping categories: Careers Education and Guidance, University Admissions and Applications, and Alumni Affairs.

Careers Education and Guidance

Careers Education and Guidance begins early, with a developing programme within the classroom linking subject content to the world of work.  From Grade 8 onwards, students are supported individually with careers advice interviews to help them make their IGCSE and IB subject choices.  In Grades 8, 9 and 10 students are introduced to career planning, CV and letter of application writing via talks and off-timetable events, culminating in their work experience placements at the end of Grade 10.  Students of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to book individual careers appointments to discuss their ideas and plans for their future. Please see further details here.

University Admissions and Applications

The area of University Admissions and Applications assists and supports students in Grades 11 and 12 who are taking their next step into higher education here in Germany or further afield.  This assistance continues for recent graduates of LIS, especially those who have not been able to take the next steps in their final year of school and need support after their graduation.
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Alumni Affairs

This is linked to the Beyond LIS team's engagement with Alumni Affairs. The school has a rich and diverse group of alumni who have gone on to do extraordinary things in their lives. The school has already begun to celebrate some of them in Observer articles and on the website, and Beyond LIS plans to continue and develop this work.


Meet the Team

Justin Sands

Justin grew up in Scotland and Germany and has lived in Leipzig since 2002. He holds a history degree from the University of London and a teaching qualification from the University of Buckingham. He has been at LIS since 2004 and is the school’s University and Careers Coordinator. He previously served the school as Head of the Social Studies department.

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Nicola Edger

Originally from the south east of England, Nicola studied History and English at Oxford University followed by an MA in Medieval Studies at the University of London.  Having completed a PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University, she has worked in a wide range of educational environments, from secondary schools to sixth form colleges and universities, in varied roles, including English teaching, pastoral tutoring, higher education and careers advice, study and enrichment skills, critical thinking and 'gifted and talented' provision.  A qualified Careers Advisor, Nicola runs the careers education and guidance arm of Beyond LIS as well as teaching Global Perspectives from grades 6 to 10.  

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