ESU Blog

Develop your professional skills by becoming an ESU mentor

Maia Gibbs - Head of Education Network12 Apr 2018

Our network of Trainers and Mentors enable us to deliver our core oracy programmes: helping to improve young people’s speaking and listening skills and boost their confidence. But the relationship isn’t purely one-sided – there

Our Trainers and Mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a diverse set of skills and experience to the classroom. But as well as passing on these skills to the young people

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Showcasing the best in oracy education

Sarah Matthews - Digital Marketing Manager04 Apr 2018

All strands of oracy teaching and practice converged at School 21's Great Oracy Exhibition. Read our highlights from the day…

On 22nd March, in the first event of its kind School 21 (the pioneering London school which puts oracy at the centre of learning) opened their doors to hundreds of passionate and

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Commemorate Martin Luther King in your classroom

Amanda Moorghen - Head of Impact and Resources27 Mar 2018

Celebrate Martin Luther King in your classroom, with our latest teaching resource exploring rhetorical techniques

Mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King with our latest teaching resource exploring rhetorical techniques through his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech.

Fifty years after his assassination,

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Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Alex Orpin - Alumni Senior Officer19 Mar 2018

ESU outreach event with key stage 3 pupils at the Chemistry Department at University of Southampton

On Monday 19th March the ESU hosted 70 school pupils at the University of Southampton Chemistry Department for a fun day of science activities. This included interactive laboratory activities designed for Key Stage 3 students

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Debate and integrate

Michael Hepburn - Education Network Officer19 Mar 2018

As the government prepares to invest £50 million over two years to increase integration in some of our most divided communities, Michael Hepburn argues that debating is a valuable and underused tool in combating segregation

As much as we might wish otherwise, immigration does not necessarily lead to integration. Even in London, where almost half of residents were born outside the UK, there are clear geographical and cultural divides between

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