Students and staff of Birmingham City University have collaborated to join forces to organise a wonderful event.

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Licence Holder / Curator - Luke Millard

My research and publications focus upon student engagement and recent activities have seen me exploring key aspects of the student journey from the first year student experience and student transitions into university to setting student expectations, retention and employability perspectives.

In June 2017, I was honoured to Chair the 11th European First Year Experience conference and intend to support the development of this influential network over the coming years.

Co-Curator - Lesley Taylor

Hello I’m Lesley I am a co-organiser of this, our very first TEDx event here at Birmingham City University. I work within the Education Development service supporting students working towards an award programme. I have been lucky enough to be involved in a consulting and co-organising role with all aspects of TEDxBirminghamCityUniversity and in particular that of the speakers and performers.  We aim to offer a TEDx experience that is dynamic, interesting and challenging in equal measure. 

My favourite TED talk: Every Kid Needs a Champion by Ria Pierson



Co-Producer - Jack Hogan

Hello, I’m Jack! I’m a Project officer at Birmingham City University where I support students in relation to their award as well as working on the universities events weeks. My role in TEDxBirminghamCityUniversity has been overseeing all the event logistics, content production, stage management, and video production. I hope you enjoy the first TEDxBirminghamCityUniversity event.

Website Manager - Alex Gittings

Hello, I'm Alex! I'm a current student that will be looking after the TEDxBirminghamCityUniversity website. I will also be assisting Jack with the logistics of the overall event. 



Video Production Lead - Cameron McCulloch-Keeble

Hello, I’m Cameron. I’m a member of staff at Birmingham City University, as well as a graduate of the universities Film Production and Technology course. In addition I am a film maker and podcaster with a huge passion for online media.

I’m looking forward to leading a team of some of our most capable students in capturing and out putting the exciting talks we will be enjoying on the day of TEDxBirminghamCityUniversity.

Dorian Wallace

Dorian Wallace is a Marketing Advertising and Public Relations student at Birmingham City University he also runs The TG Group a creative agency where he overseas services such as graphic design, content creation, marketing, and music videos. In 2017 Dorian has become the first Birmingham City University Student to undertake a placement in their own company.

With the intentions of studying, while he further develops his company, Dorian aims to graduate University to then pursue his dream of becoming a media producer.


Partnership Team

  • Katie Griffin
  • Bruno Navarro Gomes
  • Chido Tanyaniwa

Our partnerships team have been collaborating with local and national organisations to add creative and financial value to the TEDxBirminghamCityUniversity event. The team works on ensuring our partnerships with organisations keep to the TEDx philosophy. We thank our partners for their support and look forward to continuing to work with them.



Marketing & Social Media Team

  • Shelby O’Brien
  • Bethany Evans
  • Sahibah Ali
  • Daniel Thompson
  • Antonia Hruscovschi

Our marketing and social media team have been working together with all our other teams to ensure that the TEDxBirminghamCityUniversity experience is first class. They’ve been working on our twitter, facebook and Instagram pages ensuring that you are kept up to date with the latest developments and that the TEDx experience isn’t just confined to the day.

Events & Performers Team

  • Theodor Enache
  • Monika Dimitrova
  • Maariyah Shaikh

Our events and performers team have been dedicated to ensuing that you get the experience you deserve at TEDxBirminghamCityUniversity from the moment you arrive and beyond. This has included partnering with local performers to give a flavour of the wonderful talent on offer in Birmingham.