• LEAP students - boost your speaking confidence
    with top employers

    Companies include Investec, Just Eat,
    General Electric, Dojo, Google and Wavemaker

  • In the We Speak programme, you'll develop your speaking confidence in key areas such as doing talks, starting conversations with employers and job interviews

     

    It's a friendly and relaxed environment with no pressure, so perfect if you feel less confident speaking.

     

    You'll be supported by Peer Mentors, university students who've built their speaking confidence, and by mentors from top employer like Investec, Just Eat, Google, Dojo, General Electric or Wavemaker.

     

    Participants receive a Certificate of Achievement.

     

    Answer questions here: https://forms.gle/4eEfFNc1CYCgvfm7A (3 minute form - one winner picked at random will win a £20 voucher for completing the form)
  • Get a mentor from a top employer

    Just Eat
    Investec
    Deloitte
    YMU Group
    Wavemaker
  • Benefits for students

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    Build essential communication skills

    2

    Personalised advice from top employer

    3

    Get feedback on job interviews

    4

    Receive Certificate of Achievement

  • Feedback from previous participants

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    “The mentors gave incredibly helpful advice and were warm and approachable. I’ve loved my time on this programme."

    Student, Queen Mary University
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    “The We Speak programme was the best programme I had ever joined in terms of it actually helping with building confidence."

    Student, University of Liverpool
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    "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
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    Support from Peer Mentors

     

    Our Peer Mentors university students and graduates who have been through the same journey as you building their confidence.

     

    They'll introduce you to your employer mentors, help you find out what you're passionate about and give you supportive feedback.

     

    The Peer Mentors are a really friendly group of people who can share their tips and advice, and answer any questions you have.
  • The 4 We Speak steps

    1

    Introduce

    You'll meet your Mentors for the first time and take part in interactive exercises to develop speaking confidence.

    2

    Discover

    The Mentors will lead conversations with you to explore your ideas and
    develop communication skills for the workplace.

    3

    Interview

    The next step is all about interview practice, with your Mentors giving you personalised feedback on your interview skills.

    4

    Practice

    The programme wraps up with some presentation practice, with supportive feedback from Mentors to help build confidence.

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  • Feedback from previous participants

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    Feedback from previous participants

    “The Mentors from Just Eat gave incredibly helpful advice and were very warm and approachable. I’ve loved my time on this programme." Student, Queen Mary University of London
     
    "The mentors helped me so much, and gave me great feedback to improve my points. Thank you so much! I loved the sessions and I felt like I improved so much." Student, University of East London

    100% of students who took part in the programme increased their speaking confidence, with an average increase of 44%.