Will Churchill

I am passionate about social enterprise, and a strong believer that it can provide an adaptable and sustainable solution to many of the problems our society faces today - both locally and globally. This is a passion that I have followed in both my career and in my own time.

I recently founded my own venture, UniHack, which is an organisation aiming to develop sustainable solutions to local needs by bringing together students, corporates, and community interest organisations through hackathons. I am an active member of the Enactus UK Alumni, and currently use my experience (both from University as an Enactus student, and professionally) to mentor a number of Enactus teams across the UK. In this roleI have been very fortunate to win a number of awards for my services, including the 2013 Enactus UK Alumni of the Year award, and an award in 2014 for 'Best Training Session'.

Previously, I worked as the Social Enterprise Manager for the national charity Student Hubs. Whilst there I oversaw the development of their social enterprise programme, and supported students and staff in its delivery. In addition to this, I was also responsible for creating and curating training for project incubation, and developing an in-house accelerator programme for student led projects.

Aside from my experience in training, mentoring, and programme delivery, I also code. My most recent project is a centralised database and ranking system for mentors affiliated to different programmes. In addition to this, I have also created a bespoke CRM tool to track and measure the impact of the Enactus UK Alumni. I am proficient mainly in server-side languages, specifically MySQL and PHP. However, I also have experience working with Javascript, XML, and CSS, among other languages.

Most recent blog post: Why I'm (probably) against tactical voting

 

I take an interest in a number of subjects, including enterprise, politics, mental health, and technology. Some of my writing can be found on Medium, including:

Mental Health and Me - my first blog on my personal experience with mental health issues

On what I've learned from conferences - back in 2015, I had a spate of visiting conferences up and down the country. These are some of the things I learned.

Mental Health: it's not all in your head - a look at the link between mental and physical health

Universities and budding entrepreneurs - exploring how Universities are reacting to the increase in student entrepreuneurship, and what more can be done

I have also written for other blogs and publications, including:

Why conferences are key to a career in social enterprise - Pioneers Post

How to use your Alumni Advisors - Enactus UK

While I take an interest in a wide range of web-based languages, my main skills are in backend development and database driven platforms.

As a member of the Enactus UK Alumni, I pioneered a unique impact measurement tool to track the impact of mentoring on the Enactus UK programme. This ground-up solution was a multi-year volunteer project, starting out as a PHP/MySQL backend, and evolving to incorproate elements of statistical analysis, word recognition, and predicitions on the future needs of the programme.