Our philosophy is underpinned by 3 core beliefs. We call it our 'WHY' and together, they drive and motivate our team to support students and young professionals on their journey to awesome.


The outcome of formal education MUST be more than a degree.

We believe you owe a personal debt to challenge yourself and aspire over and beyond. 


You're more than average.


Your degree OR vocation is NOT the final destination, but an enabler for the next phase of your life. We believe you have an obligation to discover your ‘WHY’. 


Why not?


The world we live in is tough and requires a mindset that’s primed for success. We believe you have the capacity for greatness & excellence but you MUST develop it.


You were made for more.



The Masterclass is a PLATFORM that connects students, recent graduates and young professionals with accomplished professionals, industry experts and high achievers in an open environment that will challenge, inspire and motivate students to develop themselves. 


Our events are 100% free to access and we operate on a non-profit basis. We are passionate about inspiring students to take hold of their future and live above average. 


Too many students embark on their university journey on the back of a simplistic, linear expectation — graduate with a  good degree, get a job and be normal. Too many students are not aspiring for more than the ordinary. 

At The Masterclass, we believe that normal is not good enough and we want to challenge and inspire students to be AWESOME.

You were #MadeForMore.



“It was great being at Raising Aspirations. What a fantastic event with a great group of motivated people. Felt inspired by Chun Qing Li hearing about his incredible achievements through sheer hard work and determination. Life is about making an impact, not just an income.”


— Emily Walker, LJMU 



At The Masterclass, we believe in the power of collective inspiration and are committed to sourcing speakers who share our common passion to inspire students to take hold of their future and live above average. Below is a snapshot of recent speakers who have shared a platform at The Masterclass, ranging from a Pro-Vice Chancellor to a Founder of a digital startup and other seasoned professionals and entrepreneurs from the world of business, tech, advocacy, recruitment, politics, law and academia to name a few. Click on their image to watch their keynote.


If you'd like the chance to inspire an audience of 100+ delegates with your story and experiences, we'd love to hear from you. 


The Masterclass was founded in 2017 by a team of 4 working professionals. Together, they share a collective passion for people building and community transformation. Supporting the initiative is an amazing team of 15+ volunteers (known as The Masterclass Champions), comprising of university students and young professionals, who share and embrace our philosophy. Click here to watch a video of what The Masterclass means to our Champions. 


Ex-LJMU and Senior Business Consultant with 11 years international experience in energy, commodity trading and financial services sectors. Purpose guy with a passion for inspiring others to be intentional and live above average.

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LJMU Alumnus and Clinical Pharmacist with 9 years working experience in the industry. An avid investor and analyst of the financial markets. A classically trained pianist and active musician, committed to mentoring young people. 


Project Manager with over 6 years experience in the financial services sector. Jide is a graduate of Media Studies & Public Relations from Sheffield Hallam University and is passionate about impacting lives and adding value.

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Personal Banker with over 5 years of experience in the Banking Sector. A leader in the provision of various community initiatives, passionate about inspiring young people to fulfil their true potential.





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