Author Archives: Anna Woof
13 June 2013 - 10:09 am Good old shuggs
This morning on my drive to work I was listening to Nick Grimshaw’s Radio One Breakfast Show. He was interviewing Graham Norton, and they got onto the topic fame and fortune, or rather fortune and fame. This topic led to a discussion of Lord Alan Sugar, who they described as intriguing because he already has the fortune and now appears to want to be on TV thus wanting fame, yet he doesn’t necessarily want to be likeable as he is ‘mean’. This got me thinking about the notoriously enterprising Lord Sugar…. Continue reading “Good old shuggs” »
3 June 2013 - 12:03 pm Bring it, don’t bin it!
Bring it, Don’t bin it is a university scheme aimed at reducing student waste and providing food, clothing and household items to those in need. The scheme is a collaborative campaign run by the Students’ Union and several partners, including the Accommodation and Commercial Services and four local charities: The Conservation Volunteers, St Luke’s Hospice, Shelter and St Vincents. If you’re having a clear out, a tidy, or a simply wondering how on earth you’re going to get through all the food in your cupboard before moving day this could be a simple and easy way for you to help someone less fortunate. Continue reading “Bring it, don’t bin it!” »
30 May 2013 - 10:59 am My time at USE
A few months before I started uni my lovely little sister India encouraged me to apply to be an Enterprise Intern. Lucky for me I got the job, and have been the Embedded Enterprise Intern here at USE for almost two years now. Sadly I won’t be continuing working at USE in my third and final year at university, as I feel it is time I gain more hands on experience working with young people. But as I’m coming to the end of my time here I find myself in a reflective mood… Continue reading “My time at USE” »
14 May 2013 - 10:19 am Paying it forward
A few weeks ago I was just browsing my facebook newsfeed, as you do, and I came across a scheme that warmed my heart, and warms the bones of the homeless. The scheme is called Suspended Coffees, and basically works to allow cafe customers to pay for their order, and in addition ‘pay forward’ for food or drink that a homeless person or someone in need can claim later in the day, or even at a later date. Continue reading “Paying it forward” »
28 April 2013 - 10:58 am Let’s Get Ready to Jumble and USEme
I recently wrote a blog recruiting for the upcoming event I am organising/running – Let’s Get Ready to Jumble. Now the event has been and gone over I thought I’d blog to give a little insight into my idea for the event and my passion behind it. Continue reading “Let’s Get Ready to Jumble and USEme” »
12 April 2013 - 10:49 am This video may change your life.
The other day I was browsing Facebook (other social networking sites are available!) and came across a video that was rapidly being shared by quite a few of my close friends. Even if you don’t read the rest of this blog I recommend you take 3 minutes from your day to watch this short, inspiring and thought provoking film – it may just change your life!
8 April 2013 - 10:41 am Food for thought…
Recently, as part of my degree course, I completed a short work placement in Chancet Wood Children’s Centre. The placement itself was interesting, but while I was there I spotted a poster that caught my attention thanks to my interest in social action projects. The poster was advertising Grace Food Bank Sheffield. Continue reading “Food for thought…” »
4 April 2013 - 10:18 am Be a pampered guinea pig!
I don’t know about you, but I rarely say no to a good old pamper session. I love to be pampered, whether the pampering involves a massage, a hair cut, a manicure, or some good old fashioned body piercing. However, my love of pampering is in direct conflict with my love of my poor little bank account! But what if I told you that there’s a way to be pampered for free, or for a maximum of cost price? Well there is – become a salon guinea pig…
27 March 2013 - 11:32 am EnterprisingU – an opportunity not to be missed!
Do you run your own business? Or do you have a business idea you’re keen to get off the ground? Fancy a chance to win up to a £25,000 investment in your idea or company? Then the RBS EnterprisingU competition could be just the opportunity for you. The RBS EnterprisingU Business Competition offers budding entrepreneurs the chance to win investment prizes of £25,000, £10,000 and £5,000 for their business ideas or existing business. Open to both undergraduates and graduates (of up to five years) this is an amazing opportunity that could be the difference between your business taking off….or not!
15 March 2013 - 10:14 am Project Unbreakable – breaking the silence
I have been trying to write this blog for almost a year now, but the subject is so sensitive that I have written it and then deleted it multiple times, afraid of getting it ‘wrong’. But I’ve decided today is the day, this is a subject that needs to be spoken about, and I am going to speak about it. This blog is about Project Unbreakable.