“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook
I enjoyed working with the Enterprise & Innovation team and developed many skills, especially confidence within my writing. This has helped me throughout the final year of my degree and for future job applications. I feel very passionate about this platform and would not feel confident enough to develop this without that experience.
“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London
Through running and organising Innovolvement I have been able to express my own creativity and had the chance to inspire and be inspired by many different people that I have met. Professor Joan Farrer, Professor of Design and Innovation, Associate Dean (Enterprise and Innovation) was particularly inspiring to me. It was encouraging working as Prof. Farrer’s placement student for the year and made me realise that I can achieve anything with enough passion and determination.
I have learnt that by leaving my comfort zone and seeking new opportunities, can be hugely beneficial. By doing a job not directly related to my course, has developed my passion and knowledge for sustainability and important research.
Follow the links below to the E&I website where you can read blog posts from my placement year.