Side Project Stories #2: Holly Cooks

As part of my ongoing exploration of 'Side Projects' I've decided to start interviewing some individuals whose extra-curricular activities might help investigate and explore both the nature of side projects and the strategies for success. Holly Davies For my second interview I rang up my good friend and fellow mountain-enthusiast Holly Davies who started Holly Cooks in … Continue reading Side Project Stories #2: Holly Cooks

From Research to Social Entrepreneurship

This week I was an invited keynote speaker for a 'Creating Positive Change' event which aimed to inspire and support university research students to pursue socially enterprising research applications and careers in social entrepreneurship. It was organised by Bath Spa University, the University of Bristol, the University of Exeter, and UWE Bristol. For many years … Continue reading From Research to Social Entrepreneurship

Side Projects

Towards the end of 2016 I got tipped off by a colleague to the Do Lectures 'Side Project' event - which looks pretty cool but it's on my birthday and birthdays are for family (and I don't have £900 to take the family!). The notion of a 'side project' however really connected for me; I've always … Continue reading Side Projects

Personal Business Models

As part of a previous role chairing an interest group for the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) I wrote a popular blog post on using entrepreneurship models for supporting careers advice - this is that blog updated for general use. It’s becoming increasingly vital to talk to young people entering the job market about enterprise and entrepreneurship; more … Continue reading Personal Business Models

Have a more innovative year – 10 tips for creativity in 2017

Habit #1 Write your ideas down We have hundreds of ideas every day, but we tend to fail to seize them and act on them, often because we can’t remember them. Many successful creatives swear by keeping a notebook, journal or sketchpad to capture their thoughts. Habit #2 Focus on quantity not quality The more … Continue reading Have a more innovative year – 10 tips for creativity in 2017