WEB SUMMIT Connecting Young People With The Resources To ThriveTaking A Group To The Next Level SPONSORS & ASSOCIATES:
CONTENTS• What’s good enough: Postponing perfection• Thinking Like A Startup: MVP• Planning Ahead• Providing a service• Getting political• Shaping culture• Arguing the case: applications and reports
What’s good enough?Question 1: Are you a perfectionist?Question 2: Are you an idealist? A cautionary note…
What’s good enough?“Perfection of means and confusion of endsseem to characterize our age” – Albert EinsteinKnow what we’re trying to do - Less panic &doubt!Example: Leeds University, Pizza and Film night.
Thinking Like A StartupFrom Group to Startup.‘MVP’ & ‘Feature Creep’Finding your niche. Marketing concept.
Planning AheadThinking beyond your own term.Step back.Look 10 years ahead… Konosuke Matsushita. Founder of Panasonic. 250 Year Plan.
Providing a serviceA service to students, a service to the university.Advising existing services, signposting to them,lobbying on their behalf, promoting wellbeing toolsand resources, complementing what already exists.Recognition as a student-led service.First assess their needs. Then propose a method.Then over-deliver.
Getting politicalAll groups are associated with their student union. Thismeans they have an opportunity to influence the waythe union works, and take a stand for changes in policy.More funding? Different method? Branding?“Politics is the art of controlling your environment” –Hunter S Thompson.
Shaping cultureChanging attitudes. Capturing imagination.Getting involved with student media.…and social media.
Arguing the caseThere is funding out there.There are people who want to help. It’s aboutgood arguments. Sometimes it’s just aboutasking.
LinksUnltd Fundinghttp://www.unltd.org.uk / http://www.liveunltd.comThe National Studenthttp://www.thenationalstudent.com/The Student Roomhttp://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/The Charlie Waller Trusthttp://cwmt.orgThe Matthew Elvidge Trusthttp://thematthewelvidgetrust.comMental Wealth UK resourceshttp://mentalwealthuk.com/resources