Richard Challoner School

Speakers for Schools Live Broadcasts






Friday 24th March 10-10:45am

Get into Marketing: Trevor Johnson, Head of Marketing, Global Business Solutions, EUI


For KS3-5/S1-6

In this broadcast, Trevor Johnson the Head of Marketing, Global Business Solutions, EUI, at TikTok will be talking about the development of social media and marketing. Previously to being at TikTok, he spent 12 years at Facebook/ Instagram and was one of Facebook's earliest employees. This has given him an excellent knowledge of the industry and how it has changed and will continue to develop in the future. If you have an interest in social media marketing this is the broadcast for you!


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Monday 27th March 2-2:45pm

On Demand with Rufus Radcliffe, Managing Director - Streaming, Interactive & Data, On Demand


For KS3-5/S1-6

Rufus Radcliffe has worked in the TV industry for many years and has been at the forefront of its development, particularly when looking at On Demand services. His responsibilities include all of ITV’s direct-to-consumer activities, including interactive, gaming, live events, merchandise, and all of ITV’s digital products including ITV Hub and ITV Hub+. in this broadcast we will hear about his career and how the industry has changed over the years. 


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Wednesday 29th March 10-10:45am

Push the Boundaries with Virgin Media O2 Apprenticeships. Sponsored by VMO2


For KS3-5/S1-6

Take your next steps towards a successful future in our ‘Meet the Apprentice’ event.  With new apprenticeships being released all the time, the variety is wider than ever. Whether you want to be out and about, helping customers, diving into data, or connecting communities through network expansion, there’s something for everyone. Explore:


Who Virgin Media O2 are

What apprenticeships we offer

Our inclusive application process

What life as a VMO2 Apprentice consists of


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Thursday 30th March 10-10:45am

Vodafone: Celebrate your future with Lucy Unwin and Leome Francis, sponsored by Vodafone


For KS3-5/S1-6

Join us for our final session in Vodafone’s pioneering ‘Future Ready’ programme. This unique coaching and mentoring broadcast gives you the opportunity to learn about all things Vodafone, ranging from apprenticeships to career routes to culture! Hear from Lucy Unwin, Head of Learner and Performance and Leome Francis, Network Engineer Apprentice on what it is like to work for a truly global brand! This is a final session you do not want to miss!


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Monday 17th April 10-10:45am

Daniel Adams, Executive Director, Mary's Meals UK


For KS3-5/S1-6

'Having seen the work of Mary’s Meals first-hand in Malawi and Liberia, I know that this mission of ours is truly life-changing. It brings together people from all walks of life – from those who raise awareness and funds around the world to those who deliver and eat our daily school meals – in a shared work of great love, joy, hope and transformation.' join us and Daniel Adams to talk about what it’s like to work in the charity sector and having an impact on others in your career.


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Tuesday 18th April 10-10:45am

‘How to Build it: Grow your brand’ with Niran Vinod and Damola Timeyin In Partnership with #Merky Books and HSBC


For KS3-4/S1-5

Join us for an exciting and informative talk by the authors of How to Build It: Grow Your Brand, Niran Vinod and Damola Timeyin.


During this talk, Niran and Damola will share their insights on the importance of financial literacy and the skills needed to build a secure financial future. They will discuss topics such as budgeting, saving, investing, and entrepreneurship, and provide practical tips and advice for managing money wisely and unlocking your potential.


This talk is pre-recorded but if you send your questions to the authors by 26th March to we may read them out.


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Thursday 20th April 10-10:45am

World Earth Day: Chris Stark, CEO of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change & more TBC


For KS3-5/S1-6

Details TBC




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Monday 24th April 10-10:45am

Leading Women: Dr. Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation


For KS3-5/S1-6

Charmaine is Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, the leading independent funder of cardiovascular research across the UK. Since her PhD in Neuroscience at University College London she has been passionate about the power of research and innovation to save and improve lives. In this broadcast, we will hear about what it's like to run a charity as large and vital as the BHF. Charmaine aims to inspire and impassion young men and women to think about their impact on the world.


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National Teen Book Club


The LGBT+ Book Club pilot went off to a flying start with our first session on the 7th March! We discussed The Prom by Saundra Mitchell and met with Carl Austin-Behan OBE, the first openly gay Lord Mayor of Manchester. It was such an insightful and engaging session!


If you have a group of students who would like to be part of the conversation next time, then we are back on the 27th April (15:30-16:30) to discuss Friday I’m In Love by Camryn Garrett! To find out more and get involved, email!



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Did you miss out on some of our recent talks? Watch Danny Mortimer, CEO, NHS Employers, kick off our NHS75 campaign and discuss career opportunities in the NHS. Or Kathleen Harris, Partner, Arnold & Porter, give her advice about a career in law.