We Speak runs an online programme with Just Eat to help students from under-represented backgrounds build speaking confidence and employment opportunities. Students experience an average 44% increase in speaking confidence.
Just Eat volunteers would take part in a mentor training session and then the programme runs for 1 hour a week over 4 weeks. All sessions take place online via video calls.
The only criteria for mentors is that you are friendly and approachable as this creates a supportive environment for the students who lack confidence.
Register now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/register-spring24
Benefits for mentors
Feedback from students
“The mentors gave incredibly helpful advice and were warm and approachable. I’ve loved my time on this programme."
Student, Queen Mary University
“The We Speak programme was the best programme I had ever joined in terms of it actually helping with building confidence."
Student, University of
"I have really enjoyed the workshops and feel so much more assured about public speaking. I feel able to speak in class comfortably."
Student, University of East London
Feedback from Mentors
"Great, I really enjoyed it and want to do more! I learnt how to be positive with students even on days when I may not be feeling positive myself."
Support from We Speak Facilitators
Our workshop Facilitators are university students and graduates who have taken part in the We Speak programme themselves to build confidence.
They'll work alongside Mentors during the programme so you can help the participants find out what they're passionate about and give them supportive feedback.
The Facilitators are a really friendly group of people who are on hand to help support your conversations with our less confident students.
The online programme