The event also featured amazing live performances from singers Francesca and Misha B. The students took part in a Celebrating Excellence carousel aimed to provide the students with the opportunity to engage with professionals from a variety of sectors.
Manchester United legend Wes Brown opened the event with a Q&A about his own career and experiences of when he was a young footballer. He said:
There’s a lot of people in different areas of work that have come in to speak and I was one of them. It was good, I really enjoyed it.
You don’t see a lot of black people who are head of this and head of that. It’s very empowering for me; I’ve seen other people that have done it, so I can as well. For me, the thing that definitely stood out was the podcast; I didn’t know you could make a career out of that.
I enjoyed interacting with different people from different professions who widened my understanding of the world of work.