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Student life in a time of chaos

Student life in a time of chaos

Pivoting lifestyles towards a positive mindset For the last three years I have been studying International Business; a subject which in passing may sound dense with its vague title, however, it holds extensive meaning within its context and our society. In September 2019, I chose to study abroad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to fully understandRead more

The Social Ideas Podcast: the sustainable power of earthworms

The Social Ideas Podcast: the sustainable power of earthworms

The Social Ideas Podcast The Social Ideas Podcast shares the impact of social innovation, its necessity and its capacity to challenge the status quo. Throughout this series, highly committed change makers in business, civil society, policy and academia will talk about their work, their ideas and their motivation to strive towards to a more equitableRead more

Moving beyond social entrepreneurship

Moving beyond social entrepreneurship

Social Extrapreneurship There is growing interest in expanding our understanding of social innovation, moving beyond social entrepreneurship to address societal challenges through different decision-making levels(1) and the collaboration of multiple actors. Social extrapreneurship(2) is a novel view of entrepreneurship: it can be defined as multi-sectoral collaboration to tackle social challenges through innovative solutions. However, asRead more

The Social Ideas Podcast: LGBTQ+ History Month

The Social Ideas Podcast: LGBTQ+ History Month

#PRIDE #LOVE February 2020 has been a blustery month in the UK, perfect for the rainbow flags which have danced with pride atop many buildings around the country. These many-coloured pennants are held high in the sky with pride, celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK; spreading the love and embracing diversity. LGBTQ+ History MonthRead more

Impact through Engagement

Impact through Engagement

The Impact through Engagement series[1] is a collection of films about the work of social science and economics researchers from the University of Cambridge. The films focus on how the researchers achieve impact through their engagement with non-academic partners. Dr Neil Stott and Dr Michelle Fava, from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, discuss whyRead more

The Social Ideas Podcast: ‘Slow Prototyping’ for systemic change

The Social Ideas Podcast: ‘Slow Prototyping’ for systemic change

In this episode, MSt in Social Innovation graduate and Global Engagement Office at CERN, Claudia Marcelloni discusses the social innovation lab movement and how its progress inspired her.

Through her research, Claudia discovered the benefits of a slower pace, and how taking time can lead to discoveries that enable systemic change. Read more

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