what students say
Year 10 student, Outwood Academy Carlton
"The speech you did at my school was so good and really opened my eyes and made me realise I can achieve my goals. And it has motivated me to revise and work hard for what I want and not only that, you made me laugh so so much. Thanks to you I feel more confident about my grades and what I want to do when I leave school. Thank you." - Year 11 student, Frederick Gough, Scunthorpe
"Thank you for coming to Humberston School! It is nice for all of us to have someone to talk to when we're all going through the stressful time of GCSEs. I thought it would be nice to say thank you" - Yr11 student, Humberston Academy, Grimsby
"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the PUSH presentation today. Really funny and lively and you managed to get me really thinking about what I want in the future, whilst keeping me interested in what you were saying. Thank you for doing what you do" - Yr 10 student, Winifred Holtby Academy, Hull
"I loved the Push speech today. I just wanted to say you're amazing and you've made me see things in a different light - thank you!" - Yr11 student, Frederick Gough, Scunthorpe
"This sounds really cringe, but I loved your PUSH assembly. Please come back again!" - Yr 10 student, Winifred Holtby Academy, Hull
"That lecture today was sick. Thanks PUSH" - Yr 10 student, Frederick Gough, Scunthorpe
"I attend Humberston where you spoke - I found the talk really entertaining. I will sign up to the Push Post emails as well. I just wanted to let you know that it was helpful and really funny" - Yr 11 student, Humberston Academy, Grimsby
"Very good assembly - better than any other inspirational speech" - Yr 10 student, Winifred Holtby Academy, Hull
“Normally hate these talks and was dreading it, but it was really good and helpful!” – Year 12 student, Franklin College
“Brilliant. Knew how we were feeling and was relatable” – Year 12 student, Archbishop Sentatmu Academy
“Talk was super engaging and really interesting. Best career talk yet.” – Year 11 student, Winifred Holtby Academy
“I think the way the talk was delivered was much better than a normal, boring talk. It was engaging” – Year 10 student, Goole Academy
“Really engaging, loved it (never normally do) – much clearer on my choices” – Year 10 student, Outwood Academy Foxhills
“Really enjoyed Push, and am thankful for being inspired” – Year 11 student, Frederick Gough School
"It's the only helpful talk I've had to sit through this year, there's been so many...I was totally stuck and bogged down in only seeing university as my option for the future but I now know there are many more. Companies need more valuable members like you, as you truly make a difference as we find it very easy to relate to how you too struggled with your choices. Thank you so much - it was the most helpful talk we've ever had." - Yr12 student, North Kesteven School, Lincoln
“Best talk I’ve ever seen.”
J.S., Fearnhill School
"Really engaging & motivating"
"Amazing. So worthwhile".
A.L., Rosebery School
“Very entertaining and informative. I will definitely use the website.”
“Thank you so much, so inspiring.”
M.J., Guilsborough School
"The best speaker we've ever had"
A.B,. Oaks Park High School
"Wish they stayed longer, best talk I've been to"
"Having a stand up do these talks is the best thing I've seen so far...! Nearly died laughing"
"Very useful talk, I learnt a lot"
"Very fun and entertaining, thanks"
"Moj - he's a legend! So funny and really useful - defo needs to come back. Thank you!"
"Johnny was a great speaker. He was fun and informative"
"Really quirky and told us what we needed to know - in a funny way"
"100% come back! Amazing presentation! Great atmosphere, and enthusiasm, love it!"
"Such a good talk: very inspirational, knows how to act depending on the audience. So so funny, which helped to make us interested. Loved it!"
"Really enjoyed the session. Told me some stuff that I didn't know before. I also enjoyed the jokes"
"Great to see someone getting us actively involved in our future! Funny and relatable too."
"I have now learnt more about what my future could hold"
Year 10 students, Outwood Academy Carlton
"A very fun way of learning. Very helpful"
"Fun and a good way of getting points across"
Year 10 students, Outwood Academy Shafton
what teachers and schools say
"Excellent presentation from a very humorous and informative presenter"
Seaford Head Community College
The speaker "was so entertaining and we would like to book him, or somebody else next year please"
Gravesend Grammar School for Girls
"Push provided an excellent comical and light hearted introduction to university & employability, as well as bringing across excellent and serious concepts."
Herne Bay High School
"Push talks provided high quality HE advice that resonated with the students. The presentations to the whole year group and smaller groups were entertaining as well as supporting the school's HE programme and values."
"The presentation was outstanding"
Kemnal Technology College
"I would recommend this talk to all other 6th Forms"
The Grammar School for Girls Wilmington
"Hit the nail on the head. Just what the students needed. We were all fully captivated."
Carshalton Boys Sports College
"Entertaining, engaging, funny and comprehensive"
"Comprehensive presentation, reinforced all our advice"
Acland Burghley School
"Thank you very much for an engaging and energetic talk"
Ernest Bevin College
"Very entertaining and engaging"
La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls School
"Having seen the Push Talk at another school I had no hesitation is booking them to come to talk to our Year 11s. Push were very accomodating in altering the talk to fit around our specific focus i.e. Work Experience & Employability Skills"
St Peter's, Exeter
"The presenter was both engaging and informative. Push Talks are outstanding."
Windsor Girls' School
"One of the best presentations we have ever had. I will certainly be looking to get in touch soon."
"Push were extremely inspiring and feedback from both students and parents was extremely positive. As a result, we will be booking Push talks in the next academic year."
"Our students were very grateful to you for clearing up a lot of queries they had"
Charles Darwin School
"The presenter really connected with the sixth form students - he was interesting, funny and informative. Most strongly recommended."
St Michael's Catholic
"The talk "has helped a lot of students focus their searches and develop much more clear plans for the future"
"Students really enjoyed and benefited from the presentation"
Uckfield Community Technology College
“Much more suited to the audience than teacher talks. The students really enjoyed it.”
Hornsey School for Girls
“Please carry on!”
"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all. To Lindsey, thank you for coming all the way over to a very wet Pocklington and throwing my L6 students out of their comfort zone and for getting them to think about the wider options available to them. Feedback has been very positive. It was given a big ‘thumbs up’ by all the students. Also, thank you to Aron and Moj for making all the arrangements. Keep the good work at Push going!!"
Careers and University Advisor, Pocklington School
“I've always really enjoyed Push as they engage the audience and make it funny without losing the informative side. I've seen three talks from three separate speakers now, and I like the energy and quirkiness. I want to say something negative but I'm struggling. There are few companies that I recommend to every school I come across, but Push is one of those companies. Informative and funny in equal measure, if you haven't seen Push in action yet, it's not just you who's missing out. It's your students too"
St George's CofE School, Kent
"I have never before had a whole group (of girls) turn round at the end of a session and straight away say how good it was. Thank you so much. I am now going into extreme budget talks to try to secure some funding in order to get you back next year; it was that good."
Bruton School for Girls, Somerset
"Push got straight onto the student's level and told them things that they simply don't take in when it's delivered by a teacher - but from a young and vibrant speaker they really listened."
St Phiip Howards Sports College
"Spot on in terms of getting the students engaged in thinking realistically about their future options. They particularly appreciated the presenter's sense of humour which meant that they did not feel they were being lectured to."
Ely College 6th Form
"Push talks give students a lighthearted, unpressured overview of the process of choosing the right uni. They help the students make sense of the daunting process, making it all seem much more achievable."
St John the Baptist
"The College at Sirius invites many guests to speak to our cohort, however, there was a general consensus amongst the students that Moj is one of the best they have ever seen. He combined humour, anecdotal evidence and conviction to ensure that his presentation was relatable and his message delivered. A fantastic and thought- provoking event’"
Rick Rhodes, Sirius Academy
"Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic workshop you ran for our Year 10 visitors at our HE taster event. The students and staff found your session inspiring, funny,
and very thought provoking. You spoke their language and encouraged them to explore more deeply what really matters when making important choices. You helped dispel some of the concerns and general myths around access to higher education, which was great. The content and delivery was exceptional and the best form of careers advice and guidance I have ever seen. Thanks again and I am sure we will be working with you again in the future."
Lynn Ross, HE taster event, Brooksby Melton College, Leicestershire, 2016
“Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic workshop you ran for our Year 10 visitors at our HE taster event. The students and staff found your session inspiring, funny, and very thought provoking. You spoke their language and encouraged them to explore more deeply what really matters when making important choices. You helped dispel some of the concerns and general myths around access to higher education, which was great. The content and delivery was exceptional and the best form of careers advice and guidance I have ever seen.”
HE Development Manager, Brooksby Melton College
“We are extremely grateful to Push for their fantastic presentation. The themes of the session, whilst extremely important, would lose power without the polished, engaging and empowering delivery employed by Push. The College at Sirius invites many guests to speak to our cohort, however, there was a general consensus amongst the students that Push were one of the best they have ever seen. The presenter combined humour, anecdotal evidence and conviction to ensure that his presentation was relatable and his message delivered. A fantastic and thought-provoking event”
Head of Sixth Form, Sirius Academy
"I wanted to offer some feedback on our experience of having had the Push group into school to talk to our Year 12 students – they were brilliant. The presenter who came to us on the day was fabulous – and offered our students a really frank and honest account of the options available to them and he had them hooked. We had feedback from staff and students which suggested he (and the Push group information he brought with him) was one of the best tutorial presentations they had received this year. If any funding does become available to allow Push to come back to us PLEASE let me know."
Head of Sixth Form, De Aston School
“I have never before had a whole group turn round at the end of a session and straight away say how good it was: informative, entertaining and inspiring. Push pitch it just right and the mix of humour and information works really well"
Head of Sixth at Bruton School for Girls, Somerset
Throughout the day after the talk students approached me and were almost begging me to invite Push back in. This is definitely a talk that students will remember for the rest of their lives. Thank you and we really hope that we can invite you back into the academy very soon. Your talk was exhilarating."
IAG Coordinator & Teacher of Art, The Boulevard Academy, Hull
“On Thursday the 24th of May, we were privileged enough to be able to host the excellent Moj from Push at two of our academies in the Barnsley area. This was funded through the HeppSY+ programme. We had originally booked in for sessions in March, however snow had forced us to shut the schools, so we had to re-book. Moj performed a “love what you do, do what you love” session for our Year 10 students at both academies during the time they would usually have “Life” lessons – a lesson students have once a week which covers careers, citizenship, HE, PSHE, and all other topics sometimes not covered by traditional core subjects.
Our students, understandably can sometimes be sceptical of external speakers, and some find it difficult to ask questions, or perform tasks in front of others, however, within 5 minutes of the session at Outwood Academy Carlton starting (The first of the day) students were completely captivated, and hanging on every hilarious, yet thought-provoking word Moj spoke.
I have never seen an “inspirational speaker” (and I put that in inverted commas, because Moj is so much more than inspirational) with so much energy, so much joie de vivre, and so much spoken and un-spoken comedy – but also backed up with a real understanding of careers, the Higher Education system and a deep understanding of life in general.
Following the session at Outwood Academy Carlton, students were so enthralled and spellbound by the delivery of the period that we ran into their break-time by a few minutes, they just wanted to hear more! The amount of amazing feedback from staff and students which I overheard in corridors following the activity at Carlton was overwhelming, and we have had a large amount of students filling out evaluation forms wanting more sessions! – “You have to come back for a part 2!” one student writes. “Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!!” (Yes, with 4 exclamation points) another student writes. I could not agree with them more.
I was fortunate enough, that there was a couple of hours between our next scheduled session at the other Academy I work at - Outwood Academy Shafton, and so had the pleasure of spending this time talking with Moj at length about all things education, careers and life in general. It is clear just how passionate he is about the work he does with Push, that everyone can see it.
Much the same as at Carlton, within 5 minutes in front of our year 10 students at Shafton, the entire lecture theatre was in the palm of Moj’s hand. Students sat open mouthed in awe at the inspiring tales expertly woven together by our presenter. The amount of students laughing and smiling, whilst really taking in the deeper message of the session was amazing, and really something that I have never seen before, but would love to see again!
I cannot recommend Push enough to any school, college or HE establishment. The level of engagement and inspiration from the session was truly incredible. Thank you.”
HeppSY+ Administrative Officer, Outwood Academy Carlton / Outwood Academy Shafton, Barnsley
what our supporters say
Carl Gilleard, Chief Executive, The Association of Graduate Recruiters
what ncops say
Assistant Principal, Tollbar Sixth Form - Session delivered as part of FORCE 17/18 NCOP initiative
."Push were fantastic - delivered their messages clearly in a very fun and engaging manner. The students were raving about it afterwards and it was an excellent warm-up for our careers fair."
Alex Warburton, Deputy Head, Outwood Academy Brumby, Scunthorpe