SES is looking for speakers!

Hello everyone,


Thank you to everyone who came to our introductory meeting last week – a big thank you to Kelsie Root for sharing her experiences of last year’s showcase. We hope that this has told you a little bit about the upcoming event and what it would mean to take part. For those of you who couldn’t make it, this is what you missed:

The Student Engagement Showcase 2015 is on Wednesday 25th November from 1.45 – 5pm. Speakers don’t have to stay for the full event, but we hope that they’ll want to! Presentations will be in the Bettakultcha presentation format, which is electronically-timed to five minutes – you’ll find out more about this at the training session with the founder of Bettakultcha, Ivor Tymchak, on Monday 2nd November. You’ll have the team’s support throughout the next month and we’ll give you as much (or as little) help as you need. We’d like all speakers to join us in the room you’ll be presenting in a week before the showcase, on Wednesday 18th, for a quick run-through.

The event will begin with a short introduction and then the first six presentations, followed by a short workshop and coffee break. Next, the second set of speakers will do their presentations, after which we’ll have a longer workshop session. The showcase will end with a wide selection of refreshments and a chance to meet everyone participating at the event.

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPEAKERS. If you would like to apply, please send your expression of interest (and presentation topic) to by Friday 23rd October. Here’s a little more about what we’re looking for:

Research & Leadership Scholarships, Leeds for Life projects, internships, societies, volunteering, discovery modules, being a rep, making a difference… Let’s celebrate student engagement at Leeds!

Education is complex and comes in many forms. We want to hear how you’ve broadened your education whilst at the University of Leeds. Whether you attended an out-of-the-ordinary module, have been involved in a research scholarship, taken part in a society, set up your own enterprise, participated in volunteering programmes or been involved in one of the other countless opportunities available at university, we want you to raise your voice and inspire your peers.

The Student Engagement Showcase is looking for twelve inspiring students to share their stories of engagement at Leeds. You’ll receive exclusive training by one of the founders of BettaKultcha. BettaKultcha is a new underground phenomenon of public speaking sweeping the country – you’ll be performing a short talk in this new style to an eager audience at the showcase.

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 25th November is the date for the second Student Engagement Showcase, where we’ll be celebrating the university’s diverse range of opportunities for students.

We hope to see you at the event, if not as a speaker then as a participant. It’s a great way to meet some interesting people and to find out more about how you can get engaged at university.

Thanks for reading!

The Student Engagement Team


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