Could you represent the Class of 2019 at Graduation, and leave a lasting impression of your time at York?
At each Graduation 2019 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 Tuesday 30 April.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Wednesday 8 May - interviews can take place face-to-face, online or by telephone. We’ll let you know whether your application is successful by Monday 13 May.
If you are chosen, you will need to present a first-draft of your three minute speech. 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. 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!