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REPtalks 22nd May - In conversation with Olympic Rower!

Applying for jobs, internships or further study?

The REP Talks (Representation Employability Project) is an exclusive event open to RUSU Representatives and all students, designed to motivate volunteers who have learnt vital skills such communication, negotiating, influencing and chairing meetings to take these skills into their future careers or further higher education.

We have two amazing speakers lined up to help inspire you, Olympic Rower Stewart Innes and Conflict Resolution Specialist and Head Coach Jeffrey Wotherspoon.

Stewart Innes, Team GB Olympic Finalist and University of Reading Alumni

Stewart Innes, Rower, Team GB Olympic Finalist, World, and European Medallist, University of Reading Alumni

2015 marked a breakthrough year in Stewart’s rowing career, and following selection to the Great Britain senior team Stewart became European silver medallist in the men’s eight and World bronze medallist in the men’s four. In 2016 Stewart was selected to race the pair at the Rio Olympics where he finished 4th.

Despite suffering major set-backs, Stewart is still training to achieve his Olympic dream in Tokyo. He has since also become a motivational speaker, dealing with themes such as bringing the best out of teammates and colleagues through turning weaknesses into strengths and dealing with uncertainty, and leadership.

Jeffrey Wotherspoon, Trainer and Conflict Resolution Specialist

Jeffrey Wotherspoon, certified Executive Coach, Trainer and Conflict Resolution Specialist

Jeffrey has worked with some of London’s most ‘At Risk’ young people between the ages of 15-25 years old that have been involved in Gangs & Serious Youth Violence, Homelessness, and Not in Education, Training or Employment as well as other High Risk offenders.

Currently, he is also a Coach trainer, a Coach supervisor and assessor, and a Head Coach at ‘Spark Inside’, a charity that delivers workshops and 1:1 coaching for young people between the ages of 15-25 years old in prison. He looks to inspire using anecdotes he has collected throughout his career.

There will also be a workshop session led by Jeffrey to help prepare you for interviews over summer, whether it’s for a summer placement or for your future career.

A spot on this two-hour workshop will include a buffet lunch and your own goody bag full of resources you might need to get you going into the world of work, as well as arming you with a refresher of the skills you've picked up this year!

Book your free place now