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A snapshot of the Summer Term

23 July 2019

The summer term saw hundreds of speakers delivering talks in schools across the UK. Here are just a few examples of speakers sharing their insights and inspiration with students. “Be calculated in your careers decisions. Play the chances in your favour. Take advantage of your opportunities.” In June, Fiona Dunsire shared her experiences and advice […]

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Facebook VP, Lady Nicola Mendelsohn shares life lessons with Year 10’s

7 June 2019

Photo of audience of students in blue jackets listening to Lady Nicola Mendelsohn talking from behind a podium in a large white room with a banner with the Speakers for Schools logo behind her and to the right.

This week students had the chance to hear from Facebook Vice President Nicola Mendelsohn about her experiences that unexpectedly landed her in the tech sector, her top tips for success and the future of technology. “You are always learning. Do not think that when you finish school- that’s it. Learning takes on so many different […]

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Highlights from the East Midlands this Year!

16 May 2019

This year has already seen dozens of speakers delivering talks across the East Midlands. Below are a few highlights from what we’ve seen so far.   Baroness Tina Stowell Baroness Tina Stowell spoke to students from Year 10 to Year 13 at South Nottinghamshire Academy about how attitude can be key to success. “She was […]

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Accessing Careers Talks Alongside your S4S speakers

14 May 2019

Speakers for Schools has long worked with Inspiring the Future to complement our programme of  high-profile, inspiring figures who can help students hear from those influential figures shaping today. Offering volunteers from all levels of their careers and a range of industries, connects state schools with volunteers to talk about their careers and offer careers […]

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Alan Bishop – Creative Careers as told by an industry leader

10 May 2019

  ”The creative industries benefit from diversity” Alan Bishop has had an extensive career in the creative sector, starting in advertising working for Saatchi & Saatchi. Now the CEO of the Creative Industries Federation, a membership body that represents the UK’s fast-growing sector, Alan is well placed to speak about the value of working in the […]

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”It’s OK to fail – it’s not about succeeding it’s about having a go”

30 April 2019

    ‘Acting and drama at school are so important because they ‘install’ the software that’s going to help all the other things to run.’ A thought-provoking metaphor from actor and director, Samuel West. Known for the voice of Pongo in 101 Dalmatians II and theatre work including Richard II, Samuel focused much of his […]

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”The biggest mistake you could make is not aiming high enough”

15 April 2019

  Tessa Matchett encourages students to pursue their dreams Tessa Matchett is head of press at ITV. Her message was simple: find what you love and pursue what you enjoy.  “You’re going to work for a long time. It’s important to find something you love and enjoy.” Much of Tessa’s talk was centred around life […]

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