TEDxUniversity of Aberdeen

Hello, my lovelies!

I have been so busy with writing my dissertation and sending my husband abroad that I haven’t had the chance to blog. I decided to share an event that I volunteered for with you.

Couple of months ago I had the chance to volunteer for TEDxUniversity of Aberdeen. It was so amazing to hear talks about different areas of life. I wanted to share them with you.

Firstly, Toni Fisher spoke about learning macrocosmically. Starting with the statement “I can analyse poetry. You should hire me for the job.” Toni Fisher goes on to explore different ways in which education works.
Fuelled by her continued interest in trying to empower and encourage learners to be able to learn anything and everything, she challenges common conceptions of STEM and Liberal Arts by exploring the differences of macrocosmically and microcosmically approaching education.

Secondly, Emre Üşenmez explores how crude oil prices are established while emphasising on the role pricing agencies play in this process. Reactions to the pricing scandals such as proposed EU regulations and internal process changes are discussed. With a strong research background in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance as well as Oil and Gas Law the speaker then elaborates on his proposal of “doing nothing” to fix the price manipulations.

Thirdly, Dr Tania Fahey Palma talks about the power of meaningful communication in professional and daily life. She is a strong believer in the importance of human connections, and will be sharing her ideas on the power of communicating and engaging with others meaningfully in the workplace and beyond.

Fourthly, Ian Marr Ian Marr passionately advocates the Social Impact Investment Partnership designed by YMCA. It is an inspiring idea about innovative ways to finance charities. The freely available legal documents can be used by charities as a new form of funding and by governments as an innovative way of financing preventative measures. The talk also highlights the importance of strong communities.

Lastly, Dr Tharaka Gunarathne (my favourite to beat the blues) is sharing his inspiration and techniques on how people can alter their thinking patterns to achieve better outcomes in life. This motivational talk gives a framework for shifting the way you think: Dream, Visualise, and Claim.

All these speakers know their area and what they are speaking about – it was an absolute delight to work with them and hear them speak.

PS those cupcakes were yummy!


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