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Keynote Speaker Confirmed For College Careers Fair

09 Jan

Plans for the College’s Careers Fair on Saturday 18 March are taking shape with the confirmation that freelance consumer affairs journalist, OP, Felicity Hannah (née King-Evans) has kindly agreed to be the keynote speaker for the 2023 event.

Comments Head of Careers, Jacqui Quinney, "We are delighted to have Felicity on board to open the event and set the tone for the day. She has forged an amazing career in broadcast journalism and her presentation promises to be one not to miss."

After leaving Princethorpe in 2001, Felicity studied Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. She then spent several years as a print journalist, writing for The Times, The Independent, The Mirror, The Herald and others, and is now a freelance journalist. Felicity regularly presents the Radio 4 programmes Money Box and Money Box Live and Wake Up To Money on BBC Radio 5 Live. She co-presents the BBC's Big Green Money Show with Deborah Meaden from Dragon's Den, and she's a regular on Radio 4's Today programme, providing the business news. Felicity has made a number of TV and radio documentaries, and has been named Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the Headlinemoney Awards for three years in a row. 

The bi-annual Careers Fair is open to Year 10 to Sixth Form pupils and their parents. It provides a ‘one stop careers shop’ with a wide range of speakers and organisations on hand to offer advice and guidance.

The Careers Fair will run from 9.30am to 1.00pm and, as well as the keynote speaker, attendees will be able to attend up to three workshops depending on their personal interests and visit an exhibition zone, with stalls from many well-known companies, charities, institutions, universities and gap year organisations.

Mrs Quinney continues, "Registrations will open in February and there will be plenty to interest and inform our pupils and their parents."