Speakers for Schools – Virtual Talks (Updated: 7th May 2020)

Update: 7th May 2020

There are new Virtual Talks planned for the coming weeks. You can view the compete schedule at this link.

You can also submit questions prior to each talk. If you would like to do so then please contact Mr Langan.

The list of talks for the week beginning 11th May is:

Tuesday 12th May 2pm Josie Rourke Film and Theatre Director
Josie will share her own journey within the creative industries, in particular film and theatre and director roles. Focusing on the challenges she faces, the joy she feels from her career and what she’d like her younger self to know.

Wednesday 13th May 10am Lady Nicola Mendelsohn Vice President for EMEA, Facebook
Lady Nicola Mendelsohn will be joining SFS to discuss how she got to work at Facebook and her top tips for career success for young people.

Wednesday 13th May 2pm Sereena Abbassi Worldwide Head of Culture & Inclusion, M&C Saatchi
Sereena’s talk will focus on her journey of overcoming barriers and obstacles to get to where she is today. This talk will also share some helpful tips on how to get you name out there and build a career that you love.

Thursday 14th May 10am Ed Couchman, General Manager, SNAP Inc (Snapchat)
This session will focus on Ed’s own story, what advice he would share with his younger self and how social media / technology might change in the future.

Speakers for School have arranged a programme of virtual talks that pupils may be interested in watching.

You can find the complete programme and links to watch the talks live at this link.

The schedule for the week commencing 27th April is below. Remember to access the talks, use the link above. (Links should be opened in a browser that is not Internet Explorer. You can view a talk by clicking WATCH TALK LIVE HERE and then clicking ‘Watch on web instead’ and sign in anonymously. The speakers will appear at the set times e.g. 10am and 2pm.)

Monday 27th April, 10am: Richard Murrell, Lead Director, BBC News

Ever wondered what it takes to make news programmes? Richard Murrell will explore with students what a broadcaster does and what you might expect from the job role.

Tuesday 28th April, 10am: Marco Bertozzi, Vice President for Europe, Spotify

Marco will be interviewed by SFS and answer questions submitted by students on topics ranging from creating your CV, getting your foot in the door for work experience or a job, developing your personal brand and practical tips on how to get started with preparing your social channels for career success.

Thursday 30th April, 10am: Penguin Talks in Collaboration with SFS – How to boss your mood

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Chloe Brotheridge (Clinical Hypnotherapist and author of The Anxiety Solution) and Sara Milne Rowe (Performance Coach, founder of Coaching Impact and author of The SHED Method)
Chloe and Sara will kick-off the Virtual Penguin Talks series by sharing their expertise and practical tips for managing anxiety and taking control of your mood during these uncertain times. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive a free audiobook download of The Anxiety Solution and The SHED Method.