Samsung launches Not a School to prepare future workforce

Not a School is a series of week-long courses to address issues that ‘matter to young people’ and provide skills for the working world of tomorrow

Samsung has launched Not a School, a series of courses teaching “vital skills needed for the workplace of the future”.

The series consists of four free week-long courses, designed for school graduated aged 18–25, and aims to inspire positive social change. Each week will run on a new theme, including:

  • Making the world more compassionate
  • Making sustainability personal
  • Humanising technology
  • Building an inclusive London

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The programme launched at Samsung KX in London on 7 October.

Courses are overseen by course leader Charlie Dark, a DJ, poet, and founder of running community Run Dem Crew. Course mentors and speakers include comedian Reuben Christian, photographer Andriana Lagoudes, filmmaker Lawrence Lartley, and writer Jodi A Bickley.

Intro video featuring course leader Charlie Dark

Dark said: “Taking action always needs a little spark to get you going, and I hope Samsung’s Not a School can provide that. I’m excited to see how our young people respond and what they can create, be it a piece of music or artwork they think can change the world, or a solution that uses technology in a new way.”

Not a School has been created with guidance from its Youth Advisory Board and is supported by Camden People’s Theatre, White Hat, London Borough of Culture, Camden Giving, Roundhouse, and IntoUniversity.

More information on the programme is available at

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