“Great minds think alike, small minds rarely differ.”
A team who all agree on the first idea proposed are likely to end up worse off than a team who challenge and question each and every idea proposed.
A valuable life skill is to be able to separate yourself from a situation and think from a new perspective.
Student. Media. Volunteer.
The past few years have, of course, contained the majority of my personal development through a number of fun projects and adventures!
Student Media was always a huge part of my university life – as with many others who get involved in it too! My involvement started with doing anything I could for the TV team and radio station in my first year – helping out with everything I could turn up to!
In my second year I held the role of Technician for Demon Media, which involved setting up live events, looking after the radio studio, and managing the set up of livestreams. Also in this year I created a 6 part short form drama series for DemonTV. All this was alongside presenting a weekly radio show on FM community radio!
Into my third year of university and I was elected to become the Station Manager of DemonFM. Work on this role involved a lot of restructuring before uni even started for the year, before recruiting 15 team members to help make the station awesome!
A side passion during my time in student media, I grew a passion for creating radio imaging! This was celebrated as I won the Bronze award for Best Station Sound at the Student Radio Awards 2019.
Volunteering with The Scouts is something very important to me personally. Previously I have had the role of a Young Leader. This involved completing a training scheme based around working with young people and adult leaders.
In Scouting, I currently hold a number of roles. I am an Assistant Section Leader at 61st Cardiff Scout Group, as well as one of their charitable trustees. I also hold the role of District Media Manager for Cardiff East District, a role focussed on telling the stories of our young people and adult volunteers to the media.
Apart from official roles, I have also seen my fair share of adventure!
As a young person, 15-17 year old, I have been on trips to Japan, France, Norway and the Czech Republic! Each of these trips involved an increasing level of organisational responsibility.
These international trips have been headlined by a trip to the World Scout Jamboree in North America in summer 2019, where I worked with 3 other leaders to run the 3 week trip for 36 14-17 year olds. It was the trip of a lifetime for them, and me!!
it’s foolish to turn down good opportunities without good cause!
The best place to keep up with my adventures is my twitter! Click here to take a look.