TEDx@Youth Glasgow: Opening Minds

On 30 May 2018, over 2000 young people flocked to the SECC in Glasgow to participate in Scotland’s first TEDx (TED-like) event focused on young people.

The project was made possible through funding of £44,000 from our Foundation towards total project costs, partnering the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People initiative with VisitScotland. 

Managed and developed by TEDxGlasgow (our grant recipient) which already runs extremely successful annual TEDx events, the project crucially partnered with the College in providing the opportunity for students to co-design, curate and deliver the event from inception.  With a theme of “Open minds” students were able to showcase a range of amazing talents of young people in Scotland, whilst providing them with a high profile platform upon which they can share and access diverse and revolutionary ideas. Offering a unique opportunity for young people in the West of Scotland to access peer networking and learning opportunities, the major event has also provided unique opportunities for the College’s students to develop work-ready skills.

Events Management Student Rebecca Fisher, responsible for volunteer recruitment for running the event said:

“Since working on the TEDxYouth project, my confidence has grown. I’ve pushed myself to take on additional tasks and working under pressure has made me realise how capable I am. Being part of a team where everyone supports each other has also been fantastic.”

Posted on the 21st August 2018