On Friday I was invited to speak to students studying journalism and magazine design at The University of Huddersfield, something I think all people with experience to share and pass on, should find the time to do. I have done this a few times now, do you think the business community should get involved with schools and universities?
How times have changed since I was in education. Students today are so lucky with the resources they have and not to mention the freedom. The University of Huddersfield is a modern and bright environment with a very relaxed feel. I must admit, I was a little surprised at the number of overseas students they have, which I guess makes it harder for tutors who have to communicate in different languages.
I always enjoy these sort of events, as I too learn from the students, particularly at the Dragon’s Den type events. They have such good ideas, even though they don’t always realise.
I have another busy week ahead. Mid-week I will be having lunch with the managing partner from TopicUK partners Chadwick Lawrence, Neil Wilson and ex-Leeds Rhino’s rugby league captain Kevin Sinfield. I’m looking forward to all the news from the Emerald Stadium, where both are heavily involved.
On Friday, TopicUK have partnered with the Thrive Law Women’s Christmas networking event. Hosted by founder Jodie Hill from Thrive Law, this is always a popular event and the Christmas event is promising to be the biggest yet. Guest speaker is Rose Dyson, the young entrepreneur who has been running Pura Cosmetics since the age of 15. TopicUK ran a feature on Rose a couple of years ago, so I am looking forward to catching up with her. To reserve one of the few remaining tickets:
Last week I was a guest of partners Chadwick Lawrence at the Kirklees & Calderdale Charity Christmas Lunch in Huddersfield. What an incredible event, supporting two amazing charities, The Orange Box in Halifax and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield. The business community raised a fantastic £32k raising the total from four years of this event to £100k. There was a musical performance from both organisations, raising everyone there onto their feet for a standing ovation. It was clear that a lot of hard work had been put into their performance.
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