Become a guest speaker

As part of our Management programmes, students hear from industry professionals in a range of roles to gain insight into the real business world.

Students in a lecture

About guest speaking

Business practitioners sometimes lead a session for management students. A session could be part of a programme module, or on our Futures First Employability module. Students could be on one of our undergraduate programmes, our specialist masters courses, or on the Sheffield MBA programme. Sessions usually last around 30-40 minutes plus 15-20 minutes for questions and answers.

Examples of guest talks for management students

  • Digitalisation on the postgraduate intelligent organisation module
  • Personal branding expertise on the undergraduate Futures First professional self-management module
  • Diversity in leadership masterclass on the MBA masterclass series
  • Raising investment for startups for the accounting and finance for managers module
  • Occupational psychology in the public sector on the postgraduate work and occupational psychology programmes

How can you help?

Students are interested to hear from a range of professionals in both specialist and general management roles. They are keen to hear insights into your current role and the organisation you work for and your career journey so far. We also welcome employers and recruiters to help deliver skills sessions giving practical advice to students about the application and interview processes.

Get in touch

If you are interested in becoming a guest speaker for our management students or delivering a skills session, please get in touch with Business Partnerships Manager Sarah Stanley to discuss your idea further at

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