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Regent College London October 2021 Events

At Regent College London we host a range of internal events, from employment and career webinars to recently hosting events surrounding Black History Month. And we thought it would be a great idea to round them up for those who couldn’t attend! So, why not have a quick read of October 2021’s internal events.

Guest Speaker Webinars

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 from inspirational people – senior executives to entrepreneurs and leaders working in various professional sectors – who shared their tips on enhancing your personal and professional growth.

Here is a recap of the Guest Speaker webinars we hosted this October.

20th October 2021
14 Tips to Grow Your Career

Wendy Broersen
Wendy Broersen, Entrepreneur, TV presenter, lecturer and CEO/founder of Superwomen & Superpeople Academy

Black History Month at Regent

The staff and students at Regent College London participated in Black History Month throughout October! They got the opportunity to hear from people doing inspirational work within the Black community, supporting young people, and championing unheard voices.

15th October, 2021
Inspirational Talk with Kemoy Walker, Educator and Youth Leader
Kemoy Walker
After seeing the devastating effect that gang violence had in his local area, Kemoy Walker was inspired to bring about positive change in the community. For the past 15 years, he has undertaken Youth Work in the community and founded a performing arts group called KYSO, which is made up of around 89 young people from Moss Side.

Kemoy’s talk shared his journey of coming here from Jamaica in 2002, aged 11, and achieving many great things along the way, inspiring others and being the best version of himself.

Kemoy Walker is the founder and CEO of KYSO Group and Moss Side Ambassador. In 2016, Kemoy was recognised by the Prime Minister for establishing projects that bring together and inspire young people in the local community. He has recently been nominated for the Nelson Mandela award as part of Unison.

18th October, 2021
Excellerate Black Futures
Bukola Bayo-Yusuf and Winnie Annan Forson
Bukola Winnie

Staff and students from Regent College London heard about Excellerate Black Futures, an organisation which aims to support and elevate young black students, graduates and professionals early in their careers in this event.

In this talk, co-founders Bukola Bayo-Yusuf and Winnie Annan Forson discussed their career journeys and shared tips on:

  • how to be the CEO of your own career and build a flexible plan
  • the value of great relationships and learning from mistakes
  • the importance of confidence when planning for career success

Winnie Annan-Forson is an award-winning Vice President in the Financial Services industry and is passionate about creating inclusive and equitable spaces for under-represented groups. She is a Black British Business Award and We Are The City award winner for championing talent in the Financial and Professional services industries.

Bukola Bayo-Yusuf has spent nearly two decades in HR and has held a variety of roles, ranging from early careers talent acquisition, graduate development, performance management and more recently as the senior Human Resources Business Partner for a FTSE company. She has won several awards from the ‘Recruiting Diverse Talent’ award from Race for Opportunity in 2014 to more recently the ‘We Are The City Award’ for HR and Recruitment in 2021.

22nd October 2021
Journeying Out of Your Comfort Zone
Tosin Jack
Tosin Jack
Tosin Jack is the Commodity Intelligence Manager at Mintec, the world’s leading independent provider of global food pricing data and analysis. She leads a team of commodity intelligence experts in analysing market data and the impact of critical events on prices. With over thirteen years of experience in her field, Tosin has been responsible for generating insights across a wide range of markets within the food and beverage supply chain.

In this talk, Tosin shared the challenges and successes she has encountered working in her industry. She also discussed the role of resilience has played in her career and how she has managed to push herself out of her comfort zone.

27th October 2021
My Life and Career
Shaun Wallace
Shaun Wallace
Shaun spoke openly about his life, including his early years, his legal career as a currently serving Senior Criminal Defence Advocate, and his TV career as one of the most popular
Chasers from TV’s biggest quiz programme THE CHASE.