News and Events

Lara Morgan tells students ‘the world is your oyster’

12 February 2018

Last week leading entrepreneur Lara Morgan gave a motivating talk to students at New City College, Hackney Campus. Reflecting on her own experiences, Lara delivered an inspiring speech about her impressive life achievements, encouraging the students to follow their ambitions and believe in their ability. Lara, who has been a speaker with Speakers for Schools since […]

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Top firms come together at S4SNextGen’s work experience symposium

29 January 2018

This event was a part of the S4SNextGen programme, Speakers for Schools work experience programme, giving employers an opportunity to share tips, advice and exchange questions about hosting work experience for state school pupils. Last Friday, top firms came together for the S4S Work Experience and Student Engagement Symposium. The symposium, a part of the S4SNextGen Best […]

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Highlights: Leading journalists share knowledge and insights

22 January 2018

Our network is fortunate to have a fantastic roster of top journalists giving their time in state schools each year, with several out in force already this winter. Lindsey Hilsum, Stefan Stern, and Tazeen Ahmad shared their impressive knowledge, expertise and experiences of journalism with students across the UK. Here are some highlights from their talks. Lindsey Hilsum Channel […]

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Our 2016-17 Year in Review is Here!

12 January 2018

Below is our Year in Review sent to our 4000-strong supporter network showing how our charity is growing and reaching young people across the UK. We have exciting plans for 2018 and have asked our high-profile figures to help us in growing our speaker network with even more industry-leading figures, building on their events with […]

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CeCe Sammy helps students find their voice

18 December 2017

As a part of her ongoing commitment to Speakers for Schools,  vocal coach to the stars CeCe Sammy gave two talks to Years 7 and 8 students at Ormiston Forge Academy last week to share some of her experiences and advice as students marked Local Charities Day with music and kindness.   Students at Ormiston […]

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Sadiq Khan shares his lessons learned & vision for Londoners with students

28 November 2017

Sadiq Khan speaks at Kensington Aldridge

On Monday 27th November, London Mayor Sadiq Khan visited Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA) to speak to students about aspirations, overcoming adversity and his journey to the Mayor’s office. The Mayor spoke to 230 KAA students as part of Speakers for Schools’ programme of aspirational talks for young people, as a part of our work helping […]

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Generate London hosts Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones on 12th December 2017

25 November 2017

In addition to our own events, Speakers for Schools helps sign-post free, inspiring and informative enrichment opportunities for state schools and their students, such as Generate London events. As a charitable project, Generate London hosts interactive workshops and talks with industry leaders outside of school hours, each session providing a number of free tickets to […]

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Press Release: Bank of England Partners with Speakers for Schools to launch talks in state schools across Liverpool about the economy

16 November 2017

The Governors and key leadership of the Bank of England will deliver talks in schools across Liverpool today to kick off their annual Future Forum 2017, in partnership with the UK education charity Speakers for Schools. The seven Bank of England speakers will discuss a range of topics with students, including their career trajectory and the […]

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Top PR & Communications Companies Host S4SNextGen Work Experience

14 November 2017

Top PR and communications companies have been opening their doors to state school students through the S4SNextGen work experience programme. Portland, Tulchan Communications and Finsbury all hosted students this Summer and Autumn. They reported how impressive the young people were, while the students said the placements have made a significant impact on the way they […]

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