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Future me week
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22nd January
09:15 to 12:30
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Future me Launch - In-Conversation with BBC Radio 1's Dean McCullough and special guest panel!

22nd January 09:15 to 12:30
Discover your potential at Future me week. Hear from inspirational speakers and panels on how to achieve your goals and overcome challenges. Learn about the Future me plan, a tool to help you map, experience, reflect, and share your journey. Kickstart your career on Monday 22 January 2024. Book now!
This activity is offered as part of Future Me Week - five days of exciting opportunities to develop your skills, deepen understanding, gain experience and take steps towards an exciting Future You.

Discover how to bounce back from challenges and thrive in life with Dean McCullough, BBC Radio 1 presenter. Join him and a panel of inspiring speakers who will share their stories and tips on how to overcome adversity, cope with change, and achieve your goals.

Dean McCullough

Dean hosts his own daytime show on BBC Radio 1 weekdays and has become one of the most exciting broadcasters in the country. With 13 years experience under his belt Dean was awarded ‘Top LGBTQ+ Broadcaster’ by Attitude Magazine.

Dean McCullough’s talk will be followed by a panel session, where Manchester’s most influential speakers will discuss resilience and overcoming challenges.

Panel speakers include: Ash Kumar (Founder and Creative Director – Native Youth), Holly Moore (Founder and Speaker – Make Events Limited), Anne Onwusiri (Founder of Black Girls Ruck).


Free snacks and refreshments will be provided by Eighth Day Café.

The session will be livestreamed and recorded for students who are unable to attend on the day.

Associated Badges:

In A Nutshell...

  • Gain valuable insights... on resilience and overcoming challenges.
  • Get connected... by hearing from Manchester's most influential leaders.
  • Develop graduate attributes... that will help you take the next step in your career journey.
  • Work towards your Future me plan getting tips and tricks that support your career planning.
  • Earn up to 10 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 09:15 to 12:30 on 22/01/24 - Student's Union, Main Hall
    Resilience: Insights from Manchester's leaders on overcoming challenges