Hull Success School Spring 2014

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:40 in Courses



In progress. Please note that participation is by invitation only.


The Dialogue Society Success School aims to help inspire, encourage and equip young people to aspire to and work towards success. Participants will be challenged to think differently about their prospects, both in terms of the educational and career options available to them and in terms of the levels of achievement for which they can aim in their chosen field.

To this end the school will provide inspiration, encouragement and advice through the stories of a range of successful professionals. It will also help participants to explore and understand the factors which make for success, provide valuable tips and teach some crucial skills.


  • To help participants to overcome psychological barriers to success
  • To raise aspirations
  • To provide encouragement and support to participants at a pivotal stage in their lives and careers
  • To inspire participants through the stories of others' success
  • To build understanding of the factors which make for success and of barriers to it
  • To provide valuable practical advice, hints and tips

Target Audience

The School is for young people of 16-21 years of age in and around Hull. We hope to welcome participants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Participants will largely be recruited from the student body of Wyke College.


Each session will either:

  1. Present ‘Success Story’ speakers who have become successful in their chosen field to discuss their 'story' and know-how (3-4 sessions), or
  2. Discuss techniques, attitudes and skills that help develop potential and achieve greater effectiveness (1 session). Participants will be able to meet in person with the speakers and engage with them on a more personal level.


The sessions will be held during the college day and will last around 1 hour 15 minutes.

The format of sessions with 'Success Story’ speakers will be as follows:

  1. Introduction (5 min)
  2. Interview with Speaker (25 min)
  3. Question and Answer Session (25 - 30 min)
  4. Refreshments (10 – 15 min)

The format of workshop sessions will depend on the session leader. They will be interactive.

The Sessions

1. Hull Success School – Week 1: with actress Gemma Oaten
2. Hull Success School – Week 2: with performance coach Wendy Gore
3. Hull Success School – Week 3: with Chief Constable Justine Curran
4. Hull Success School – Week 4: with actor Liam Garrigan