10 February 2017 - 9:17 am A Survival Handbook of the Digital Age- part 1
I am going to start a serialised blog in the new semester of 2017- A Survival Handbook of Digital Age. The main theme is to highlight the changing nature of the digital era and how we could catch up with it.
So, what is happening in the digital realm?
The answer is simple but a little bit scary. A step faster than the Artificial Intelligence, the social media platform has taken over the world.
31 January 2017 - 9:41 am USE supported business Tutora launches new crowdfunding campaign
Unrelenting in their explosive growth throughout the UK, EdTech startup Tutora are gearing up to launch a second round of crowdfunding to continue their expansion into the £6bn UK private tuition industry.
30 January 2017 - 3:57 pm The role of perseverance in Leadership
My Campaign Manager, Jas, had an extraordinary patience with me. She’d film over and over again my campaign video until she felt it seemed right. She had faith in me, as she had faith in the previous International Officer that she campaigned for, and she was right, because I won. Winning was the result of perseverance and the beginning of a journey of perseverance and this is what I am going to talk about. I will jump over my personal experience of running as I have already written something on it in another USE blog . Thus, I will delve directly into the world of Students’ Union Leadership.
The days of grafting away, endless days in the library to get that 2:1 and joining the endless amount of graduates entering the industry is a common depiction of a student life. But that is changing. Entrepreneurs are getting younger, with students now beginning to realise a graduate job might not be their only option. Why?
19 January 2017 - 1:43 pm Time Management: The struggle to not be late
Time Management is probably one of the most important things in ones professional life. Work life is full of deadlines, meetings and a schedule, that weather you like it or not, you may not have much influence in changing.
When I commenced on the challenge of developing a programme for international students to develop their entrepreneurship skills I was not expecting Brexit would happen or even that we would have Mr Turmp as the next US President. When the programme ended, I was not only watching the political landscape change but also how far western nations were driving away from globalisation and becoming a closed retrogressive society.
10 January 2017 - 2:30 pm Choose the Red Pill: Enter the Morpheus Cup
Are you a start up enthusiast? Do you want further your entrepreneurial and creative skills? Ready to meet with renowned industry experts?
11:00 am All kinds of minds, and enterprise.
It’s some time (read: a couple of years) since I last wrote a USE blog post. It’s not because I’m lazy. I’ve just had rather a lot to do.
The work of the USE Academy has got busier and busier, and away from my busy full-time job, I’m busy too. I have two small children (one who’s just started school; the other just over a year old), and very little mental or physical downtime. And there’s this thing I have a lot of problems with, called executive dysfunction.
This means I have real difficulty with planning, prioritising, or even just getting started on anything. And there’s reason for that. I’m not lazy; my brain just works a little differently from the norm.
You see, I’m autistic.
23 December 2016 - 12:43 pm Intern Year of 2016
Well the year is almost done, so here’s a little recap of the busy interns!
The year started out a little quieter in January, but quickly came up to speed when the semester began. We have many daily/ weekly tasks to undertake, such as keeping the zone tidy, and reception duties at the front desk. We also must ensure the co-workers using the space are swiped in, and managing their mail.
22 December 2016 - 11:47 am Rise of Big Data
If you’ve been following recent technology trends, Big Data has been in the news quite a lot. It’s taking industry by storm and there is a shortage of people who have the relevant skills. So, what’s the hype about? Why are the industries so keen on hiring people with Big Data or Data Science skills? What is the benefit of using Big Data? And most importantly what is Big Data? In this blog post, I’d like to share a brief introduction on this topic and answer some of the most-asked questions about it.
Starting very basic, what is Big Data? As the name suggests, Big Data is essentially described as large volumes of data both structured and unstructured and can be used to gain insights into anything from business performance to a medical condition. It is worth noting that although big data has been in news very recently, it has been used for a long time by many tech conglomerates.