Here are the details of all of our returning speakers, and a short biography of their career history:
Eden Barnes, 10 Downing Street
Eden's sandwich year at Conservative Party HQ during her degree lead to some great opportunities. Her current role involves organising the Prime Minister's events, and working across teams to creatively communicate Government announcements.
Alex Dunn, Bank of England
Alex Dunn is the private secretary to the Executive Director, Risk (CRO) at the Bank of England. He has worked at the Bank for five years in roles across risk, regulation and communications, and previously worked for two MPs in the House of Commons.
Joshua Western, Space Forge & UK Space Agency
In 2018 Joshua founded Space Forge with the ambition to save our planet. Space Forge develops technologies to significantly reduce the burden of humans on the environment. He also works at the UK Space Agency, assessing risks to the UK’s satellites and works across Europe to facilitate technology sharing and co-operation.
Heather Lacey, Eversheds LLP, and disability campaigner
Heather is an award-winning disability rights campaigner and activist, whose experience of being a young disabled woman with cerebral palsy has helped to inform her work. She is part of law firm Eversheds Sutherland’s Wellbeing and Ability network, and has represented the firm as a judge for the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative awards.
Rebekah Heaton, L'Oreal
Rebekah started at L'Oreal on a graduate scheme, working across the company to experience different functions and build core skills. After that, she moved into a national account role managing data and profit/loss on a daily basis. She is now a category manager.
Michael Foster, Humberside Police
Michael works at Humberside Police as a digital and marketing officer, having previously taken on further study through the Chartered Institute of Marketing whilst working as a marketing and sales coordinator for a manufacturing company.
Ms Bird said: “Come and hear from our enticing line up of speakers including Eden Barnes, who is now organising the Prime Minister’s events calendar at Number 10, to Josh Western who worked for the UK Space Agency and has now gone on to set up his own business; Spaceforge.”
The event will include an introduction from each speaker about their career journey so far and then move on to a panel discussion, chaired by current student Tom O’Neil.
There will also be an opportunity for students to ask one-to-one questions over coffee and cake after the panel discussion.