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Regent College London December 2021 Events

Regent College London hosted a range of internal events during the festive month of December! The Regent Team are proud to host guest speakers to lead a range of diverse events, from Jayne Connery who hosted the Care Campaign for the Vulnerable, to Suzanne Noble and Mark Elliot who spoke about how you can start your own business. Why not have a quick read of the December events below:

Guest Speaker Series

SCOPE offers all students at Regent College London the opportunity to attend a number of free guest speaker webinar sessions. In these sessions students hear frominspirational people – senior executives to entrepreneurs and leaders working in various professional sectors – who share their tips onenhancing your personal and professional growth.

Here is a recap of the Guest Speaker sessions we hosted this December.

1st December - Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

Jayne Connery

Jayne Connery is the Director of the Care Campaign for the Vulnerable (CCFTV) which she founded after a loved one suffered serious failings in their care. Not dissuaded that the sector had incredible care professionals, she launched a social media initiative which eventually grew to a successful, not-for-profit, national safety in elderly care organisation.

The organisation works with the care sector to promote the benefits to adopting safety monitoring in all care environments for vulnerable residents and staff. Through this work CCFTV is contacted by families and care workers seeking their help and advice.

In this talk Jayne discussed her journey to setting up the organisation and the work CCFTV does for safety in elderly care.


2nd December - The truth and how to grow within a 10-million-pound industry

Vanessa Vassallo

Vanessa had a rollercoaster upbringing; from a family of self-made millionaires to being the victim of child abuse, exploitation through gangs, and living on the streets. At 19 Vanessa was looking at 15 years in prison for intent to supply drugs to a prisoner but was granted a suspended sentence so that she could continue her studies in Beauty Therapy.

Vanessa’s career has since expanded from self-employment to employment within the fitness, leisure and beauty industry. Today, she is a mentor to post-16 students and has worked within the post-16 education sector for the last four years.

In this talk Vanessa shared her story and discussed how she became a successful CEO and a life coach helping other women find their safe place.


Suzanne Noble and Mark Elliott

15th December – Starting Your Own Business

Suzanne Noble is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of a social enterprise called Advantages of Age. In 2014, after over two decades spent in PR, she transitioned her career into tech, creating an award winning app for Londoners on a budget called Frugl.

Mark Elliott is an experienced business coach and business founder who built his own electronics company internationally to £1m turnover within three years. Working with established business owners over the last five years, he has helped companies change the way they do business.

Together Noble and Elliott founded the Startup School for Seniors. It is the only course of its type specifically designed to equip older people with the confidence, resilience, skills and peer-to-peer support to stand the best possible chance of success.

In this talk Noble and Elliott spoke about their own career journeys as well as discussed the fundamentals of starting a business. They also shared a selection of success stories from Startup School for Seniors and tell students how they could get involved.



Personal and Professional Development Master Classes

Award-winning storyteller, actor and playwright Frankie Kemp held a series of transformational masterclasses to help students discover the secretsto managing their time and energy and building their confidence and communication skills in a supportive and fun environment.

The Master class in December involved a session in Managing Others.