Could you represent the Class of 2020 at Graduation, and leave a lasting impression of your time at York?
At each Graduation 2020 ceremony, there will be an opportunity for a graduating student 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.
For inspiration on what you might say, have a look at these two previous Orators:
To apply to become a Student Orator, complete the form below by 4 May.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on 5 May - interviews will take place on 12 May and can be face-to-face, online or by telephone. We’ll let you know whether your application is successful.
If you are chosen, you will need to present a first-draft of your three minute speech by 22 June. Three minutes equates to between 300 and 500 words. Your speech should include the following:
We'll give you feedback on your draft, and you should then deliver a second draft of your speech by 6 July. You will be asked to rehearse in Central Hall on the week before graduation ceremonies take place.
If you’d like to find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01904 324394. Good luck and we hope to hear from you soon!