Welcome to Channel Talent!

Channel Talent is a live and interactive videoconferencing/webinar service which links universities and businesses to schools. Channel Talent beams university lecturers, WP and recruitment personnel, university students and apprentices into the school classroom. Groups from between 2 and 5 schools will be involved in each session depending on the type of event.

This is not about online chat forums; this is about actual conversations. Channel Talent aims to inform and inspire young people’s choices about their education and careers by making important conversations possible that, for time, cost and logistical reasons, are often prevented from happening face to face. Events are free to schools and sponsored by individual universities or businesses. In fact someone from the organisation could have talked with students from 4 schools around the country and be back at their desk by 10.30am!

Using videoconferencing and simple pc-based technology, a range of universities and businesses now delivers talks, lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, and career advice to an ever expanding network of schools. The sessions are not intended to replace face to face but are designed to complement wider strategic school engagement programmes.

Channel Talent travels digital miles to support organisations’ environmental responsibilities.

We were originally set up as an outreach initiative by Bedford School with the University of Sheffield and the Sutton Trust.

If you are a school, college, university or business, please contact Channel Talent to get involved or to find out more.

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The Tech


Click here to find out more about the technology setup and requirements for Channel Talent events.