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 and a studio photography package free of charge.

Previous student orators

Stuck for inspiration? Why not have a look at these orators from the January 2022 graduations:

How to apply

Applications for the February 2024 ceremonies have now closed. We will start recruiting orators for the July 2024 ceremonies in May 2024.


If you’d like to find out more, email

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