This year has been the busiest yet for StateTalking and the first where the impact of the pandemic has started to lessen. Our impact report shows we have now reached almost 5,000 Greater Manchester state school students. Since we launched in 2020, a total of 4,866 pupils have listened to an inspirational talk from a relatable […]
A Manchester recruitment consultancy is the latest company to pledge support to StateTalking. Sellick Partnership has not only offered sponsorship, but also promised to get hands on with StateTalking’s mission of bringing relatable speakers into state schools. No sooner were they signed up, Managing Director and Founder, Jo Sellick, and the company’s Head of Talent […]
Manchester contractor teams up with education charity to support inspirational seminar Students at St James Catholic High School in Cheadle Hulme were treated to an ‘inspirational’ introduction to the world of construction by apprentices from a leading regional building contractor. Girls in Year 9 heard from Russell WBHO Building Student trainees Megan, Isabelle, and Lydia […]
Justin Onuekwusi and Cynthia Murphy spoke to GCSE students at St Monica’s RC High School about their very different career paths, and also shared memories of their time at the Prestwich school. Justin, who graduated from the school in 1998, is a top fund manager in the financial services industry, and has been awarded the […]
Abraham Moss Community School aims to build an unrivalled network of past pupils, known as alumni, in order to inspire current students. The school, which teaches pupils from 4-16, says alumni can get involved in school life in a number of ways, including giving inspirational talks about how they found success in their chosen fields. […]
St James Catholic High School in Cheadle Hulme aims to build an unrivalled network of past pupils, known as alumni, in order to inspire current students.   The school, a six form entry 11-16 high school, says alumni can get involved in school life in a number of ways, including giving inspirational talks about how […]
It’s not just secondary school students who benefit from outside speakers. State Talking also arranges engaging talks for primary-aged children. Two women with successful careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) spoke to pupils from years five and six at St Kentigern’s RC Primary School in Fallowfield, as part of the annual global STEM […]
  Katie Leeson was a highly successful managing director of a social media agency – and yet she spent many months wondering why she had been given the job and was convinced she was doing it badly. “Imposter syndrome is described as a feeling of phoniness in people who believe that they are not intelligent, […]
Zara Street, founder of positive lifestyle brand Keep it Bright, delivered an inspiring talk to the pupils of Levenshulme High School for Girls on International Women’s Day, organised by State Talking. Keep it Bright sells a range of clothing and products with positive inspirational messages. Famous fans of the brand include Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus […]
Entrepreneur John Quinton-Barber, the founder and CEO of communications agency Social, urged year ten pupils at St Thomas More RC College to “dream big” when he spoke to them at a State Talking event. John explained how he overcame many obstacles in his career, but didn’t let them dent his confidence or his ambitions. He […]