Are You Curious?

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Are you curious about what goes on in the Work In Progress Studio? Do you wonder whether you are missing a trick or two in your personal development toolkit? Current First Year Student from France, Zacharie Chiron thinks you might be, and he shares why in his blog post below.

This week Zacharie joined our session ‘Creative Confidence – Generating Ideas’. The session was led by Work in Progress’ Gerasimos Balis, and Zachary is keen to encourage other students to allow their curiosity to get the better of them, and dive in to explore and experience what’s on offer.

Here is his story of the value he has had from stepping out of his comfort zone, into the stretch and fun of the learning zone.

I’m a Philosophy, Politics and Economics student, interested in Social Enterprise, and I’m also writing novel.

With this variety of interests in mind, I have attended multiple ‘Work in Progress’ sessions throughout the year, on topics such as social enterprise and the different types of businesses, how to go from ideas to project, and creativity.

 

Those sessions are also tranquil spaces where you can spend a few minutes to think, get outside your zone of comfort, and share with specialists and other people sharing similar interests as you.

These little group sessions taking place next to Alexandra Square have proved very useful, as the presentations make you learn a lot and provide insights on things which may seem obscure to outsiders.

Indeed, while many of us have different forms of creativity and loads of ideas, it is often hard to know what to do about them and how to do it. Work in Progress helps a lot with that.

Those sessions are also tranquil spaces where you can spend a few minutes to think, get outside your zone of comfort, and share with specialists and other people sharing similar interests as you.

You might for example be asked to think about solutions to improve a restaurant on campus. These concrete and practical group works allow you to put in practice what you learn, and to develop creativity skills that you can reuse in your own area of interest. And these sessions even count for the Lancaster Award!

I highly recommend you check your target connect emails and register to a few of these sessions. You never know what opportunities this might open to you!

Zacharie Chiron,

Undergraduate BA Hons Philosophy and Politics 

Explore how Work in Progress can add value to your personal development on to the next Creative Confidence – Idea Generation’ session here on Target Connect

Zacharie’s feedback on sessions:

‘Good presentations, discussions and activities’

‘Welcoming atmosphere.’

‘A genuine care for everyone’s personal experience’