"Longer lifespans and increasing optionality in the job market have meant that our paths are becoming increasingly non-linear. And addressing the immense problems of our era – from local economic inequalities to the climate crisis – demand creative, often non-linear ways of thinking."
Following December's WISE Forum in Qatar, Homerton Fellows Dr Chibeza Agley, CEO of Obrizum Group, and Dr Alison Wood, Academic Director of Homerton Changemakers, explore how a non-linear approach to learning can expand skills and understanding.
Apply by 31st January 2022 to be mentored by experienced and famous women business leaders. Info here
We were delighted to partner with Cambridge Wireless in supporting their CW Techsters programme which equips the young generation with future digital skills. Selected students had to take online modules on various technology topics and then participated in a two-day Bootcamp working with industry and mentors to try and solve a real world problem.
This is what our student Akaash Thao (3rd Year Engineering) has to say about the programme,
“The CWTechsters programme has so far been an eye-opening experience, with detailed training sessions on 5G technology and its applications and limitations. It has also been a great opportunity to network and meet others with similar technical interests. I am looking forward to the final stage of the programme, in which we apply our knowledge as a team and formulate some ideas to address a real-world problem.”
Changemakers Ambassador and consultant physician Dr. Millicent Stone has just launched her ‘Live Longer Podcast': a series of conversations with artists, architects and creatives on bringing art, nature and healing into the mix for achieving health and wellness. Recent episodes include:
- "Art gets you to observe the beauty of the little things in life”, Charlotte Froud.
- “Light is terribly important to humans. Without light we would die.” Christopher Wilkinson.
- "Having purpose enables us to live a longer healthier life.” Wendy Rolt.
For more podcasts, please visit here.
Homerton Changemakers is delighted to announce that Dr Alison Wood will delivering the keynote for the Form the Future Erasmus conference focusing on '21st Century Skills for 21st Century Needs' on 28th April, 4pm She will be talking about the Future of Education. Register here.
Homerton Changemakers students participated in the 'Visual Voices' workshop from 23rd to 30th Jan 2021. This experiential workshop introduces participants to the 'Visual Voices' approach, a powerful research tool for illuminating challenges and creating dynamic change. Click here for the inspirational video essay.
Changemakers has introduced me to a community of wonderful and inspiring people. Each Changemaker event I have attended has left me feeling energised and excited to tackle the big challenges our world is facing today. Having the right values, tools, attitude and people on my side has emboldened me to champion radical positive change.
"The world has come undone and I would like to change it every day. Change does not come at once, it is a wave, building before it breaks. I support Changemakers because I am part of that wave committed to a present moment rooted in satisfaction for all"
"Homerton Changemakers is a brilliant and necessary invitation for us to raise our game as humans. To explore how to draw new maps for a world with a future.”
"Homerton Changemakers helped me realise how much push for change there currently is - the programme creates a supportive environment to channel it into proper changemaking."
"Making change by dissenting from old orthodoxies is Homerton’s DNA. At Homerton I learned how to be an agent of change rather than a passive bystander. That’s why I support Changemakers."