Posted on 10 June 2021
This year’s summer graduation ceremonies will be taking place away from campus on a virtual platform, which presents a very special opportunity for a graduating student from each faculty to give a personal message to their classmates, family and friends.
This could be you! We hope it will be an unforgettable experience - and one which could enhance your CV.
If you’re selected as a Student Orator, you’ll be awarded a certificate in recognition of your contribution, and a studio photography package free of charge, as soon as the on campus graduation ceremonies are able to take place.
For inspiration on what you might say, have a look at these orators from the January online graduations:
How to apply
To apply to become a Student Orator, complete the form below by Friday 2 July 2021:
All shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Thursday 8 July - interviews can take place online or by telephone. We’ll let you know whether your application is successful by Tuesday 13 July.
If you are chosen, you will need to present a first-draft of your three minute speech by Monday 19 July. Three minutes equates to between 300 and 500 words. Your speech might include the following:
We’ll give feedback on your draft by Wednesday 21 July. You should then deliver a second draft of your speech by Friday 24 July. Your speech will then be pre-recorded the following week, following an online rehearsal session.
Further details will be confirmed with successful applicants.
If you’d like to find out more, please email email@example.com.
Good luck and we hope to hear from you soon!