Campaigns & Talk Series

Each year we work with key partners and our network of high-profile influencers to create set talk series that campaign on issues of importance to the next generation. Whether skills or under-represented industries or empowering themes that encourage all students, these feature 20-50 VIP speakers going into schools across the UK alongside a programme of resources, materials and high-profile public support to create a conversation in state schools and colleges.

Over the years we have worked with Google, BAFTA, the 30% Club UK, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and more to create compelling talk series for students. Read about these past campaigns below.

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Advertising Association Talk Series

As part of the 2014 Advertising Week Europe, the Advertising Association joined forces with Speakers for Schools. The partnership aimed to:…

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'Bridging the Gap' Campaign & Talk Series

The charity launched ‘Bridging the Gap’ talk series with the UK’s top figures across industry and government and announced 2017…

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Creative Careers Programme

Speakers for Schools is a key delivery partner for the UK’s Creative Careers Programme with the Creative Industries Federation, Creative…

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'Creativity, Arts and Culture in State Schools' Talk Series 2016

This campaign was launched in 2016 in partnership with the Creative Industries Federation and Arts Council England to celebrate the wealth…

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'Equality Across the Board' Talk Series

The 30% Club’s partnership with Speakers for Schools launched with a debate on the theme of ‘Equality across the Board’,…

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‘EU Referendum: What Now?’ Live Event & Talk Series

It was the biggest vote of their generation so far. What does this mean for politics? What does it mean for…

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'The Future of Innovation, Discovery and Connectivity' Talk Series

In October 2014 Speakers for Schools focused a talk series on ‘The Future of Innovation, Discovery and Connectivity’. The campaign…

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'Why I Vote' - General Election Talk Series

Speakers for Schools launched a two-week campaign (#S4SNextGen) ahead of the 2015 General Election to engage young people in politics…

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NHS Speaker Series

TV doctors and senior NHS leaders head back to school to inspire young people to work in the NHS NHS…

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'Speakers for Schools Week 2013' - 'What Inspires You' Talk Series

In October 2013, Speakers for Schools hosted its first national campaign and talk series, featuring top ambassador speakers giving talks…

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'What Skills Will Young People Need For Work in 2030?' Campaign and Talk Series

How leaders of today joined us in helping equip young people for tomorrow From resilience and leadership skills to coding…

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The Great British Plastics Challenge

#PlasticsChallenge UK leaders and influencers are going back into schools to inspire young people to combat plastics waste by taking…

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Automotive 30% Club 30:30:30 Talk Series

Speakers for Schools in partnership with the UK Automotive 30% Club launched the 30:30:30 Campaign. This campaign will see 30 automotive…

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