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Ishaan Parmar (OL 2021) returns for Enrichment Week

Ishaan Parmar, who graduated from John Lyon in 2021, returned for Enrichment Week to share his experiences of University Life.
Ishaan Parmar (OL 2021)
Ishaan Parmar (OL 2021)

Ishaan developed a passion for Business at Mr Fletcher’s Business School and went on to study Management at York. During his visit, he spoke about living with and talking to girls; student finance and expensive accommodation;  his new found love of rowing; how being a student can make you gain weight, setting up his first two businesses and his plans for them in the future. 

Ishan shared his journey from sixth form to university and some of the things he wished he had done differently, as well as the things that went well. Moving away from London had been a beneficial expereince for him from developing his character, resilience and maturity and urged students to consider moving away from home to study. He spoke about the realities of the academic, social and living conditions of life as an undergraduate, being surrounded by many people of his own age, explaining how it can be lonely at times and overall helped dispel some of the myths our students were anxious to know. He encourgaed students to enjoy engaging in intellectual debates and urging them to pursue at least two different intersts in terms of clubs and societies. Ishaan said:

I studied Business, Fine Art and English literature at John Lyon and also decided to complete an EPQ to boost my likeability for university acceptance. I knew that I wanted to study business, therefore doing a business A-level was obvious. Art is intertwined with business through means of marketing and my completion of English literature allowed me to transfer multiple skills across to my academic and personal life. 

I’m currently writing this as I finish my second year at the University of York, and as I looked back at my two A-level years, I believe that I chose the right subjects for me both in terms of subject appeal and my chosen career path. 

As of this moment in time I have a company that I created with 2 of my friends from university. My aim is to obtain my degree and gain a good job here in the city, but along side that continue to grow the company and its profits. After discussing with investors and my co-founding friends we would like to assess in the future, this may entail potentially selling the firm for a sum divided equally amongst us - from there I would like to become an investor myself. Of course things change - circumstances, the way we view the world, but at this current moment in time this is how I would like the future to pan out.’ 

We thanks Ishaan for making a special trip from York University and sharing his candid insights.

If you are at University or have recently graduated, we would welcome the opoprtunity to visit the School and share your expereince and  life skills with students. Contact us at:



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