Hire James Hayton to speak at your institution or event

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Where I’ve spoken

I have spoken at many of the top-ranked universities in the UK, including;

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Manchester
  • The Open University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Bath
  • University of Kent
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Bradford
  • Northumbria University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Sussex
  • Kings College London
  • University of Bristol
  • University College London

Plus several institutions and events outside the UK, including;

  • Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • Universitetet i Agder, Kristansand
  • Høgskolen i Molde
  • Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
  • CORINF summer school, Corsica
  • Volkswagen AutoUni, Wolfsburg


Popular Topics Include;

  • The Basic Principles Every PhD Student Needs to Know
  • Understanding Academic Literature
  • Productivity, Creativity and Skill Development
  • Becoming a Better Academic Writer
  • Surviving the Stress of a PhD
  • The Final Year

I have standard presentations on each of these topics lasting around 45 minutes, which can be adapted to fit the size and format of your event.

Typically, a 45 minute talk will lead to 45 minutes (or more) of Q&A- a sign of the high level of engagement in these talks.

Day-Long Workshops

I am also available for day-long workshops covering a wide range of topics.

Rates and availability

Speaking fees can vary depending on your requirements, but the table below is a guide. These rates are not subject to VAT. Travel and accommodation to be added if required.

Within UK

1-2 hours | £500

Full day    | £750

Rest of Europe

1-2 hours  | €1000

Full day    | €1500

Rest of World

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