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.
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:
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.