Not a School

Not a School is an alternative educational experience that explores some of the most important social issues and how technology can help solve them.



Designed to empower the next generation of innovators to drive positive change, we teamed up with some inspiring experts to create two types of free online courses – an immersive two-week programme for 18-25s and a series of self-led learning courses open to all.

If you’d like to take part in Not a School, our self-led courses are open for anyone to join on FutureLearn. Sign up for free today.


Hear From Our Alumni

One hundred students from across the UK joined this year’s immersive course, taking part in live sessions together with the course mentors and experts such as Lady Leshurr, Liv Little and Jack Harries. They were closely mentored across two weeks, deep diving into the four course themes and designing their own solutions using technology. You can take a look at their experience in the video below.

Meet Our Course Experts and Mentors

Meet the amazing minds who will be sharing their experiences and knowledge with you.

Lady Leshurr

Lady Leshurr

British rapper, singer, songwriter and producer

She discusses each course theme from her own perspective, from balancing online and offline communication to using her music to educate

Jack Harries

Jack Harries

Documentary filmmaker and environmental activist

He shares his top tips for turning climate anxiety into action, as well as why it’s important to find your unique way of learning

Liv Little

Liv Little

Author, producer and founder of gal-dem

She raises important questions about internet culture, as well as how technology has fostered togetherness through the pandemic

Rabya Lomas

Rabya Lomas

Online content creator, photographer and writer. @sheflourished_

She will be leading a session on: "what is “difference", what is "normal" and "how do we build a bridge of understanding?"

Areeq Chowdhury

Areeq Chowdhury

Founder of WebRoots Democracy

He will be leading a session on: "Facial recognition technology"

Chloe Pierre

Chloe Pierre

Digital marketer, social media influencer and founder of wellness brand thy.self

She will be leading a session on: "Individuals with one future"

Tobi Oredein

Tobi Oredein

Journalist, entrepreneur and public speaker and co-founder of Black Ballad

She will be leading a session on: "In your social media shoes"

Adah Parris

Adah Parris

Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Performance Artist, Cultural Strategist

She will be leading a session on: "How can we use technology to end isolation?"

Jag Minhas

Jag Minhas

CEO of Sensing Feeling

He will be leading a session on: "Sensing feeling: Why being more digital starts by being more human"

Matteo Bergamini

Matteo Bergamini

Entrepreneur, speaker & political literacy campaigner

He will be leading a session on: "Combatting misinformation online with tech to end isolation"

Rachel Monteagudo

Rachel Monteagudo

Educator, mentor and facilitator

She will be leading a session on: "Changing lenses in a digital world"

Andy Middleton

Andy Middleton

Visionary, speaker and connector

He will be leading a session on: "From climate anxiety to active hope"

Yazzie Min

Yazzie Min

Activist and change maker

She will be leading a session on: "Balancing act(ivism)"

Samiya Dumbuya

Samiya Dumbuya

Climate justice activist

She will be leading a session on: "This really is about you."

Ed Winters

Ed Winters

Vegan educator, public speaker and content creator

He will be leading a session on: "A better way: How technology and compassion can create a better world for our increasing population."

Jesse Hirsh

Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, speaker, researcher and internet strategist

He will be leading a session on: "The future of education is each one teach one"

Noble Kelly

Noble Kelly

Educator, mentor, facilitator. president and founder of Education Beyond Borders

He will be leading a session on: "Closing the global education divide"

Jessica Spencer

Jessica Spencer

Researcher, facilitator, artist, writer and activist

She will be leading a session on: "Radical reimagination: What if... you could design your own education?"

Reuben Christian

Reuben Christian

Immersive Course Mentor

As a comic, artist and facilitator who’s worked for the likes of the BBC and Red Bull, Reuben founded Dream Rehab to enable young creatives.

Alex Fefegha

Alex Fefegha

Immersive Course Tech Mentor

An expert in design, coding and art, Alex is the co-founder of design studio COMUZI as well as a lecturer in creative computing.

Taz Latif

Taz Latif

Immersive Course Mentor

Passionate about social justice through alternative education, Taz is a global Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing leader.

Andriana Lagoudes

Andriana Lagoudes

Immersive Course Mentor

Social Designer, Filmmaker, and Alternative Educator, Andriana designs inclusive systems for sidelined people to unlearn their shame.

André Anderson

André Anderson

Immersive Course Mentor

As the Headmaster of Freedom & Balance: the art college for the artist in everyone, André is driven by democratising creative thinking.

A Course Like No Other

Not a School’s courses are designed around today’s most pressing social issues. Join now for free on FutureLearn to unlock your creativity and develop new skills as we explore the role of technology in solving each of these issues.

Collaboration

Collaboration

Take your ability to work in a team to a whole new level.

Communication

Communication

Learn to express your ideas like never before.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Supercharge how you solve problems and think on your feet.

Creativity

Creativity

Express your creative side and think up ideas that can change the world.

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Opening Times

Opening Times

Monday - Saturday: 11am - 7pm

Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Location

Coal Drops Yard

King's Cross, London

N1C 4DQ

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