The Business School are delighted to invite you to share your insights and expertise with our students and faculty by engaging with our events and speaking on course.

Ross McEwan and Simon Thompson
Simon Thompson interviewing Ross McEwan, CEO of RBS, at a guest speaker event.

Benefits for You and Your Business

  • Hear the thoughts, reaction and ideas from an international group of highly motivated individuals
  • Raise the profile of your organisation with a motivated audience who will shortly be entering the graduate job market
  • Attract talented individuals to job vacancies
  • Explore additional avenues of collaboration with the Business School

How to Get Involved

  • On Course Speaking: Give students the benefits of your specific knowledge in your area of expertise
  • Host a Career Lounge: Give potential future talent an insight into your business and industry
  • Host a Student Trek: Offer real-time insights into our organisation
  • Business Events and Conferences: Attend as a panel member or guest speaker
  • Collaborate on joint events hosted with industry bodies, giving you a chance to network and keep up-to-date with industry trends and challenges

Recent Guest Speakers

The CEOs of:

  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Tesco Bank
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Global Consumer Bank, Citi
  • Scottish Power Renewables
  • WH Smith

The Chairmen of:

  • Barclays
  • Deloitte
  • Aurora Petroleum
  • Lothian Buses

The former:

  • UK Government Minister for Energy and Climate Change
  • Global head of HR at Shell
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer


  • Director of the Study of Financial Innovation
  • Head of Upstream Policy, Oil and Gas UK
  • Chief Economist, Invesco

Joint Events

We welcome the opportunity to hold joint events between companies and academics. We have recently teamed up with:

  • British American Business
  • British Institute of Energy Economics
  • Chartered Banker Institute
  • The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute UK
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment
  • David Hume Institute
  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS)
  • Institute of Directors

For more information on speaking at or attending one of our events, please contact us.