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 Friday 9 November.
All applicants will be invited to interview on Wednesday 14 November - interviews can take place face-to-face, online or by telephone. We’ll let you know whether your application is successful by Friday 16 November.
If you are chosen, you will need to present a first-draft of your three minute speech by Monday 3 December. 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 on Monday 7 January. 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!