Could you represent the Class of 2024 at your graduation, and leave a lasting impression of your time at York?

At each graduation ceremony in 2024, 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.

Previous student orators

Stuck for inspiration? Why not have a look at these orators from the July 2023 graduations:

How to apply

Applications for the July 2024 ceremonies have now closed but we will start recruiting orators for the January 2025 ceremonies in November 2024.


If you’d like to find out more, email

Good luck, and we hope to hear from you soon!