Huddersfield New College has revealed that Olympic athlete Julz Adeniran will be inspiring students, parents/carers and staff on Friday 21st May from 1.30pm as part of the College’s series of keynote speakers. 

Julz was born in an inner-city, underprivileged background and raised in a single-parent household. He discovered hurdling at the relatively late age of 16, and was very quickly propelled to Olympic success. Alongside success in his sport, Julz has also completed a Law degree at the prestigious University of Birmingham Law Faculty. 

He will be sharing more about how hard work, saying yes to every opportunity and never losing sight of your dreams is key to success – even when you are not fully sure what the future holds for you. 

All students, parents/carers and staff will be invited to this event which will be hosted on MS Teams.  Following this, there will be a special ceremony for Year 13 students to mark their time at HNC. Students and parents will be able to hear a short address from Principal Angela Williams, followed by a special farewell from staff from across College – all will be revealed on the day!

All students will be emailed a link to the event, and parents/carers who wish to join can register their interest via . Please note, we are not permitted to record Julz’s talk therefore it will not be available post event. 

Lee Goddard, Vice Principal comments: “We are delighted that Julz is the next speaker in our keynote series. Julz is a young man who has achieved an incredible amount, and is a fantastic example of how saying yes to an opportunity can open up new doors. We are really looking forward to hearing more about his journey. As our Year 13 students prepare to progress to the next stage in achieving their ambitions, and our Year 12 students start to think about their next steps after HNC, Julz’s story is a timely one. We very much hope he will inspire them about how a positive mindset is key to helping them excel. Following Julz’s session we will host a special ceremony for our Year 13 students. We know the past two years have been challenging for our graduating students, so we very much hope they will join us for these celebrations which will mark their time with us, and the start of a new and exciting chapter.”

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