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Learning Beyond the Classroom

There are lots of resources available to support and enhance your wider learning beyond the classroom and curriculum. Take a look at the links below and on the right hand side of this page for some inspiration

Cambridge University HE+ What do you want to discover today?

Gresham College: free lectures in a broad range of subjects

London School of Economics Public Events

Ted Talks

Radio 4

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time

Khan Academy


The Royal Geographical Society for aspiring Geographers



Success at School

Below are the dates and times for the bp inspire me series:




Thursday 13th August 14:00-14:45pm

Skill: Staying positive

Lonpe is a first year graduate on the downstream challenger programme at bp and is currently in a finance and performance role, having studied International Business, Finance and Economics at Manchester University. Her first year at bp has been quite an experience, therefore she’s had to work hard at staying positive – something she believes is one of the most important tools is life.Lonpe will share some of the challenges she has experienced early on in life, and how these have shaped her attitude and prepared her for the world of work.

Tuesday 18th August 14:00-14:45pm

Skill: Speaking

Bobbi Pickard is a Senior Project Manager in BP and the co-founder of “Trans in the City” which has brought together over 80 major organisations to collaborate on furthering transgender awareness across the world. She is a Diversity Role Model and an extremely proud trustee of Mermaids, the gender diverse children’s charity. She was voted #1 in the OUTstanding 50 LGBT+ Future Leaders’ List 2019, included in the PWC Stonewall 50 Inspirational Role Models 2019, was winner of the Rainbow Honours LGBTQ Champion Award 2019, has been nominated for the Nestle Diversity Champion Award at the 2020 British LGBT awards, and has recently been placed #14 in the Pride Power List 2020. She plays guitar and bass and sings, has two grown up children and lives in Brighton, UK

Thursday 20th August 14:00-14:45pm

Skill: Teamwork

Imran has been with bp for 23 years and throughout his career has held various positions within IST’s finance and risk organization including head of business integration for international gas, regional head of commodity risk (eastern hemisphere), regional head of PPM and as the executive assistant for the IST chief financial officer. Imran is also the UK Chair of bp’s positively ethnic network (PEN) business resource group and chairman for the IST Finance and Risks HR Forum. Prior to his career in bp, Imran qualified as a Chartered accountant, post a Master’s in Finance and Economics and a BA in Accounting and Financial Management. As Global Controller, Imran will share his experiences of leading a global team across different time zones and cultures.

Tuesday 25th August 14:00-14:45pm

Skill: Creativity

Before taking on her current role, Carol ran bp Shipping and was the chief operating officer for IST oil. She has more than 20 years in the energy industry, many in supply and trading. Previous roles, include chief operating officer for natural gas liquids, regional leader of global oil Europe and finance. Carol also served as the head of the group chief executive’s office. Carol will talk about her experiences in the energy industry and share examples of creativity and innovation during a time of transition in bp and the energy industry.

Thursday 27th August 14:00-14:45pm

Skill: Leadership

Kerry leads people and culture at bp. As a key enabler of business delivery, people and culture aims to create an inclusive culture and collaborative and agile workplace which enables emotionally connected leaders and dynamic teams to work together to help bp achieve its purpose – reimagining energy for people and our planet. Kerry will talk about leadership in the context of the energy transition and reinventing bp.