I started my 9am careers talk to postgrads (hello again to all you Chemical Engineering Masters!) with this 2 minute video. It’s from Lemn Sissay, our newly installed Chancellor of the University of Manchester. The Chancellor is a ceremonial post, acting as an ambassador for the university, but first, Lemn (hope he lets me call him that) talked to us, all of us who belong here at the University of Manchester.
If ever there was a message made for postgrads thinking about their place in the university, the world and where their future might take them, this is it.
I’ve been fantasizing about starting a campaign to get this broadcast on loudspeakers across all our campuses, at 8.50 every morning, as a call to start work or go to lectures – anyone with me?