• Time

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

5 April 2021 – 9 April 2021

Hackney Young People Lecture Series

As a young person, you have the power. Your future can change the world. What you decide to study and the career path you choose can lead to positive impacts in your community.

The Hackney Young People Lecture Series will focus on celebrating and developing the different skills, strengths and interests of the Hackney community through a series of resident-led lectures. The activity will involve training young people in Year 10-11 in communication, presentation and technical skills to empower them to design, develop and deliver university-style lectures. The lectures will be based around the Hackney Young Futures Commission findings in the ‘Valuing The Future Through Young Voices’ report  which identified the changes young people would like to see in their community.

The lectures, inspired by these topics, will be informed by subject tasters delivered by local and London leading university student ambassadors. Students will work on these presentation with guidance from the speakers’ trust and finally have access to university students, employers and young employees to ask them any question they wish and gather further insight to support their presentation.

The project will culminate in a chance to practice, perform and record their lectures in a professional lecture theatre in the Tomlinson Centre. Their audience – Hackney residents of all ages – will also develop their knowledge of the topics presented, whilst also being able to access careers information advice and guidance via a live stream event!



What will I get?

  • The chance to explore a subjects such as psychology, film, law and business. By gaining this knowledge I will apply it to an issue faced by young people.
  • The chance to get one-to-one guidance from employers, universities and higher education students .
  • The chance to develop my communication skills to deliver what I have learnt in a short lecture
  • Your lecture will be recorded professionally and streamed live.
  • You will be able to add this whole FREE experience to your CV and to an applications for further study in sixthform, college or higher education.


We will be looking for:

Young lecturers: 10 minute presentations on what Hackney’s Future looks like to them and how that has been influenced by theory and or the future prospect of education and employment.
eg. Hackney’s Healthy future- What mental health support do young people need? How can behavioural psychology help or explain this?
Film assistants: Support with the organisation, filming and editing of the final production. Working with high tech equipment and guided by experts.
MC/hosts:  Introducing and hosting the lecture series on behalf of all the young lecturers, setting the context and engaging the viewers.



Hackney Young People Lecture Series

  • About this Form

    Please complete and submit this form to register for the Hackney Young Poeple Lecture Series.

    After signing up, you will receive an email with further details about the Future Focus programme.

    AccessHE is committed to ensuring the safety of all participants in our online events and in person events. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to agree to our and online safeguarding Terms and Conditions.

    For more information, please see our Child Safeguarding Policy. Alternatively please contact the AccessHE Uni Connect team using the following details:

    AccessHE Uni Connect team
    t: 020 7391 0684 | e: NCOPhub@londonhigher.ac.uk | w: www.AccessHE.ac.uk
  • Online Safeguarding Statement

    AccessHE will take the following steps to ensure the safety of all young people we work with in an online capacity:

    • We will ensure a minimum of two adults (AccessHE staff and/or staff from our partner organisations) are involved in the running of online activity

    • We will only use official AccessHE/London Higher social media accounts when running remote sessions and we will not share personal details with young people over any communication platform

    • We will seek parental or carer consent to participate in online activities where appropriate

    • We will operate a registration process for all online events to ensure participants are aware in advance of session rules, and have received platform instructions as well as online safety information from us prior to the event starting

    • We will ensure that the chat/messaging functions of any communication platforms we use are monitored and that measures are in place to prevent young people from being contacted directly, either by other participants or by the meeting hosts

    • When running online activities via platforms such as Zoom, we will operate a virtual waiting room to ensure only users who have registered are admitted, and we will lock rooms once events have commenced to ensure they are private.

    For more information, please see our Online Safety Policy.
  • 1: Personal Information

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  • 3. Evaluation of Hackney Young People's Lecture Series

    AccessHE will undertake a review of the Hackney Young People's Lecture programme, in order to understand your experiences of it.

    In order to do this, we collect and process data you provide when signing up, for example your postcode and your gender. We also collect your feedback on the programme via short surveys that we ask you to complete at the start and end of the programme. This information will help us to understand the effectiveness of the programme on students from different backgrounds.

    AccessHE may publish the findings of the research and share the report with reputable and reliable third parties, however any information relating to you will be aggregated (i.e. combined with other user data) and anonymised, and will not be provided in a way which identifies you.

    The survey data we collect from you is held for one year and destroyed after that. The personal data stored on the website will remain there until you contact us to delete your account, or until the end of the programme, whichever occurs first.

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    If you have questions about any aspect of the research, please contact Geraldine Douglas, Uni Connect Outreach Coordinator, on geraldine.douglas@londonhigher.ac.uk.