Student Zone

Empowering, inspirational and fun!

The Telegraph Festival of Education is not just for adults involved in education. In 2016 we will have a dedicated area offering:

For all students ages 7­-18+.

In 2015 the Student Zone showcased amazing speakers including Tinie Tempah, Jon Briggs (former voiceover for Siri and The Weakest Link), Gareth Thomas and top headhunter Kathleen Saxton within a programme which covered bullying, careers, mental health, finance, gap years, interview techniques, making choices, interpersonal skills and other relevant topics.

More than ever students need to be prepared for the next stage and this inspiring forum aims to do just that in a fun and relaxed environment. The speakers and activities are intended to challenge, entertain, inspire and above all equip them with knowledge and information to use in the years ahead.

Activities in 2015 included a silent disco, the skills bus, live theatre and performance, interactive workshops, scuba diving, a climbing wall, reptile handlers, lazer running tunnel, modelmaking and a primary STEAM zone.

In addition students will again have access to the main programme and headline speakers.  In 2015 these included Sir Ken Robinson, Carol Dweck, Piers Morgan, Sir Michael Wilshaw, Nicky Morgan, Alain De Botton, Sebastian Faulks and many others.

We are currently building the student programme for 2016 and welcome suggestions. If you would like to contribute, wish to discuss student numbers or anything connected with the Student Zone, please email

Ticket information for students 

Primary School students aged 7+  | £10 + vat  |  super early bird price* £7 + vat

Secondary school students (including sixth-form and college students) | £15 + vat  |  super early bird price* £10.50 + vat

Students 18 + on higher education programmes  | £35 + vat  |  super early bird price* £25 + vat

*when booked before December 31 2015.

Student Group Discounts of 40% off for 5+ 

Email: or with numbers of student tickets required.

To book tickets click here. 

*when booked before December 31 2015.