SpeakUp: Find Your Voice, Change The World!

Course type: Workshop

Course code: N/A

Course title: SpeakUp: Find Your Voice, Change The World

Who is this course for? Young people

Location: London

Next intake date: TBC

This workshop will teach young people valuable public speaking and presentation skills while also informing them on how to play an active role in their community.

Public speaking is an important skill that can open lots of opportunities for young people. It’s useful for all young people, not just for those interested in politics or law.

According to a Graduate Management Admission Council survey in 2017, oral communication was number one and presentation skills was number five in the list of top skills recruiters look for.

Together with helping young people access competitive careers, other benefits of public speaking include:

  • It will increase your confidence and self-belief
  • It will make you stand out in your class or group which will make you more identifiable as a leader
  • Your vocabulary and language use will improve which will help you with your writing as well
  • It will develop your interpersonal skills which will improve your interactions with others

One of the ways that young people can improve their public speaking and presentation skills is by playing an active role in their community. By finding and making their voice heard, they will be able to speak up about important matters that will affect them or their future. Social activism and making a difference will also expose them to new opportunities and help them to gain new skills and experiences.

During this workshop, young people will work on:

  • Building public speaking and presentation skills
  • Learning how to be fluent and eloquent
  • Finding their voice and role in their community
  • Awareness of activism and social changes
  • Applying their skills to making a sustainable and effective difference

By the end of the workshop, young people will have developed solid public speaking and presentation skills, increased their confidence, and found the best way to use their voice to stand up as a leader in their school or community.


  • This FREE workshop is sponsored by our partners and includes lunch and all learning resources.
  • Please note that your ticket fee will be refunded to you after you attend the event.
  • If you would like your ticket fee to be treated as a donation to the GT Scholars Foundation, please let us know. We will use this to fund projects working with young people from disadvantaged and low-income households.
  • If there is a waitlist available for this workshop, please add the parent name and email address to the waitlist.
  • Tickets must be booked by an adult parent or carer.
  • If you would like to book more than 1 ticket for the waiting list, you will need to enter this separately.
  • Tickets on the waiting list are released for 48 hours and if your ticket is not booked within this time, it will be allocated to another person on the waiting list.
  • Waitlist tickets are usually released in phases up to 5 days before each workshop or course.
  • Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
  • Please note that there will be video recordings and photography at this event.
  • There are a limited amount of tickets available for this event and tickets can only be booked via Eventbrite.
  • You may request to cancel your ticket for a full refund. Requests for cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before a scheduled event. All cancellations must be made directly through Eventbrite. We are unable to refund tickets if cancellations are made within 72 hours of the event.

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity that helps young people from a range of backgrounds get better grades at school and get into top universities and competitive careers. If you’d like to know more about GT Scholars and future events, workshops and opportunities, please visit the website and subscribe to our newsletter here: www.gtscholars.org/subscribe