ESU Oracy Trainers and Mentors

As an ESU Oracy Trainer or Mentor you’ll have the opportunity to deliver debating and public speaking workshops in schools; judge ESU-run competitions; support participants during ESU residential programmes as well as travel and deliver workshops around the world.

As an Oracy Trainer and Mentor you will support the delivery of:
- Full day and half day workshops (£85 for a full-day workshop and £65 for a half-day plus expenses)
- Week-long projects such as Debate Academy, our residential summer school (up to £550 plus expenses)

What do we expect from our Oracy Trainers and Mentors?
- Minimum commitment of one academic year
- You must be over 18 years of age and have the right to work in the UK/EA
- An interest in debating, public speaking and/or promoting oracy skills in the classroom
- Be able to attend a 2-day training course on 18th and 19th June

How will we support you?
- Ongoing professional development and support managed by an assigned Regional Ambassador
- We cover the cost of a Child Protection Level 2 qualification and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure
- The opportunity for internships and paid work at ESU headquarters in Mayfair, London
- You will work within a large network of highly trained educators that supports peer to peer learning, with multiple avenues for professional development.

Next steps:
Applications for academic year 2019/2020 are live. Click here to apply.

ESU Judges:

ESU judges support our competitions which enhance students speech-writing, public speaking and critical thinking - helping them to excel both in and out of school. Our judges make sure that students adhere to the fundamental guidelines of the competition, and rank the teams so that a winner can eventually be determined. Judges not only help competitions run smoothly, they help debaters improve, by providing them with constructive feedback.

What do we expect from our Judges?
As an ESU Judge you’ll support the delivery of our three national competitions:
- Debating: Schools’ Mace (early evening, weekdays; £30 per heat, plus expenses)
- Public Speaking: ESU-Churchill National Public Speaking Competition for schools (early evening, weekdays; day time, weekends; voluntary, expenses provided)
- Performance: Performing Shakespeare (weekdays, term time; voluntary, expenses provided)

How will we support you?
- Online training modules and ongoing support and resources through our online platform and Regional Ambassadors
- References upon request 

Next steps:

If you wish to volunteer as a performing Shakespeare judge please sign up by completing the 'ESU Judge and Volunteer sign-up form' and the relevant training link at the end of the form, and then an ESU member of staff will be in touch with the next steps. You do not need to complete the rest of this form.

If you wish to judge next academic year in the Mace or Public Speaking Competitions please complete the rest of this form. 
Voluntary Roles

ESU Volunteers:

What do we expect from our Volunteers?
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our national competitions run by ESU branches. As a volunteer you’ll support the delivery of the competitions with duties ranging from MC’ing and judging to timekeeping and general event management.

In order to judge these competitions you will need to be 18 years or over and complete our online training module. Heats are generally run on weekdays in the early evening, however some occasionally fall during the weekend.
Aged 16-18 and an ESU alumni? Get in touch with us to find out how we can pay your travel expenses  

How will we support you?
All volunteers will be provided with a full briefing and relevant training. Once you become a Volunteer you will automatically join the Education Network online ‘community’ where you can share ideas with others and access resources.

We can also provide references upon request.

Next steps
Complete the 'ESU Judge and Volunteer sign-up form' and the relevant training links at the end of the form, and then an ESU member of staff will be in touch with the next steps. You do not need to complete the remainder of this form if you only wish to volunteer!