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Brightwings provides an incredible space for personal growth and teamwork. We had the opportunity to prioritise the values we treasure most and think about how they influence and reflect what we do and want to do, and vice versa. We got to shape our own working environment, making it conducive for constructive feedback and allow each voice to be heard. As an aspiring teacher-conductor, I find the holistic approach to the course has equipped me with highly transferable skills - including presentation and analytical skills, teamwork as well as creativity - that would be applied across many disciplines.

Yi Yun, Undergraduate, University of Oxford

Video Testimonial | Outcome Stories (Public Speaking)

Outcome Stories (Personal Brand)


For me, the week felt more like a journey than a course. The modules flowed smoothly from each other and over the week, as a group, we became increasingly more open-minded and aware of both ourselves and each other. The inspiring and informed facilitator introduced and combined many new ideas and concepts. This integrated approach provided a holistic mindset towards success and personal development. The broad and interesting curriculum ignited relevant and topical discussions whilst the activities allowed every individual to take on a range of leadership and team roles. I am sure the skills that I have nurtured over the week will prove invaluable in many aspects of my personal, academic and professional future.

Alice, Undergraduate, University of Oxford Video Testimonial


I really enjoyed the personalised approach of the course. I learnt many new skills, but the focus was always on how I could apply these skills in my life and how they can support me achieve my own goals. I now have a much clearer idea of what I want and how to get there, which, as a recent graduate, is incredibly helpful.

Miina, Undergraduate, University of Oxford Video Testimonial


The course was an invaluable experience to improve myself holistically; its curriculum drew from a unique combination of areas typically taught in isolation. The course was delivered through a combination of activities, lectures and discussions, which kept participants consistently engaged. I appreciated the varied use of large and smaller groups, as well being allocated significant time for introspection. Over the 5 days, I learned a lot about myself from being pushed out of my comfort zone and taking on new challenges. I have come away from the course with a network of new friends, a better understanding of myself and my strengths/areas for improvement, and an action plan that will lead me to my goals.

Wen Yi, Undergraduate, SOAS University of London Video Testimonial

The training was incredibly useful. Camille teaches with enthusiasm, understanding and purpose. Her courses provide a wealth of information complemented by engaging personal and group activities that work well in a virtual setting. I particularly appreciated how detailed and insightful her feedback was and how she helped us identify tangible long term paths for skill development.

William Osborne, Undergraduate, University of Oxford
Attended the Engaging Speaker and Successful Researcher courses

This two-day course was highly engaging and enjoyable. The guidance and practise for giving speeches/presentations was genuinely helpful and has inspired me to work more on this in the future. I also feel I gained a real insight into the skills employers are looking for in applicants, as well as a more positive outlook on making career decisions.

Catherine Johnson, Undergraduate, University of Oxford
Attended the Engaging Speaker and Successful Researcher courses

The course was informative, enjoyable and I learnt lots over the 2 days, I would definitely recommend attending! Camille is so enthusiastic, making sure we all got involved and keeping us engaged throughout the day. I'm very glad I attended and motivated to use what I've learnt this year.

Fay Amstutz, Undergraduate, University of Oxford
Attended the Engaging Speaker and Successful Researcher courses

The first day on presentation skills had many insightful tips and made me feel more looking forward to the seminar-style teaching this year. The second day helped me to confront my weaknesses and set goals to combat them. Overall, it was very useful for preparing me with the challenges ahead. 

Dannan Bai, Undergraduate, University of Oxford
Attended the Engaging Speaker and Successful Researcher courses

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