Week 7 – Inputs and Activities

Hello, Challenges this week were identifying all the inputs (resources) needed to deliver our waste management application. However, acknowledging we should collaborate with an app developer improved my leadership and problem-solving skills. My teamwork skills advanced as we divided the formative assessment tasks amongst group members, consequently bolstering my public speaking skills as I can … More Week 7 – Inputs and Activities

Week 6 – Introduction to Theory of Change

Hi, This week we were introduced to the Theory of Change (TOC) framework, below. Understanding the TOC framework was a challenge, especially forming ‘intermediate outcomes’ for our inefficient recycling solution idea – an application. A rewarding aspect was narrowing down our target audience to first year students, of Geography in particular. This allowed us to … More Week 6 – Introduction to Theory of Change

Week 5 – Create Opportunity Areas and Brainstorming

Hello, Challenging aspects this week was creating opportunity areas, as taking one step back having already identified solutions to our problem was difficult. Moreover, agreeing on one solution to take forward was a challenge, as we had multiple. A rewarding point was the agreement on our solution idea, a recycling app. This will be downloadable … More Week 5 – Create Opportunity Areas and Brainstorming

Week 4 – Mapping the Solutions Landscape: Where are the gaps?

Hi, Rewarding aspects of this week were the strengthening of my key skills. My leadership skills improved, as I decided for three different stakeholders we should identify a gap/unintended consequence, to demonstrate our wide research for the upcoming presentation. For the council, the unintended consequence of collecting waste bins fortnightly was rodents. Consequently, my problem … More Week 4 – Mapping the Solutions Landscape: Where are the gaps?

Week 3 – Mapping the Solutions Landscape: Who’s doing what?

Welcome back, This week we identified the stakeholders addressing inefficient recycling – student societies, the council and businesses being a few. Thinking about stakeholders broadened my problem solving skills, alongside developing my leadership skills, as it was my decision to divide the solutions ecosystem table, below, between us five. My team-working skills also advanced, as … More Week 3 – Mapping the Solutions Landscape: Who’s doing what?

Week 2 – Mapping the Problem Landscape: Causes

Hi, Having established our student problem as inefficient recycling, we researched into the underlying causes of this issue. I developed my leadership skills by proposing we create a google document so group members can add their research to the document. Sharing information should continue if peers find useful research for the section of others, as … More Week 2 – Mapping the Problem Landscape: Causes

Week 1 – Introduction to Social Enterprise

Hi, I chose Social Enterprise as it allows me to consolidate my brand through blogging. Having started blogging recently, I want to continue creating engaging and concise posts, as it will help me blog about fitness in the future. Reflecting on my current skillset, university has enabled me to develop my teamwork and public speaking … More Week 1 – Introduction to Social Enterprise

Topic 5 Reflection

My initial understanding of open access was that information online can be obtained by anyone for free, amongst academic journals and newspapers for example. Advantages and disadvantages of open access to content producers ranged from widespread recognition through their citation, to a robbing of revenue respectively. Further consequences of open access to content producers can … More Topic 5 Reflection