Case studies

What do talks look like? How do schools and colleges utilise a speakers’ experience to bring together a great event for their students? Explore our case studies below.

Image of Dame Barbara Stocking, former Oxfam CEO, in conversation with students at Landau Forte college

Dame Barbara Stocking, ex-CEO of Oxfam, at Landau Forte College

Themes: Industry Workings, Future Citizens
Topics: Global Economy & Economic Development, Government & Politics, Charities & Not-for-Profit
A fantastic example of the school making the most of a Speakers for Schools event, Dame Barbara met with several groups of students ahead of her full talk around her work as CEO of Oxfam and a lifetime of volunteering.

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David Morrissey, Actor and Director, at Alsop High School

Theme: Industry Workings, Expert Insights
Topics: Performing Arts, Television & Broadcasting
Renowned actor, David Morrissey, gave students in Liverpool a view into the actual world of drama and how the industry works, which inspired so many questions that they had to ask more via Twitter after the talk.

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Ayshea Buksh, reporter for BBC London, at Little Ilford School

Themes: Life Lessons & Advice, Industry Workings
Topics: Film, Television & Broadcasting, Journalism PR & Communication, Cultures & History
Little Ilford School got to hear from a BBC journalist about how she got into the industry and her university experiences, which really resonated with the students – a great example of a speaker engaging their audience.

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Ruby McGregor-Smith, CEO of MITIE, at the Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Talk Themes: Challenging the Status Quo, Life Lessons & Advice
Topics: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Ruby McGregor-Smith, the only Asian female chief executive of a FTSE 250 company, spoke to students at the Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls about her personal and career background, her current role and family life.

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