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MSCi student, Megan Florence, speaks at Bristol Strategy Launch

15 December 2016

Megan Florence, one of the first students to embark on our new MSci Psychology with Innovation programme, was selected to talk about her experiences of Bristol at the launch of the University’s new strategy event.

Megan was selected to talk about her experiences of Bristol at the launch of the University’s new strategy event, held at the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building on 29 November 2016.  

This large event, attended by over 360 guests and hosted by Prof Hugh Brady (Vice-Chancellor and President), unveiled the University’s new vision and our ambitions for the evolution and growth of the University; including the creation of a multi-million pound second campus in the city. Megan shared the stage with the Vice-Chancellor, the Bristol Mayor (Marvin Rees), the leader of Oracle’s Bristol cloud development centre (Phil Bates) and a second MSci Innovation student (Holly Simpson, studying Anthropology).

Megan talked about her passion for psychology and the unique opportunities offered by the Bristol innovation programmes. Here teams built from several core disciplines collaborate in transdisciplinary workshops to enrich mutual understanding in the pursuit of common goals. As people are central to innovation and entrepreneurship, insight into the human perspective iscore to creating successful enterprises.

Megan already has a small registered business that grew from combining her psychological and entrepreneur skills to create artefacts inspired by Singapore’s multicultural Malay, Chinese and Indian identity; the profits channelled to support cancer research.

She came to Bristol because of its long standing recognition in research and educational delivery and is excited about being at the beginning of the process where innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship are embedded throughout the university. She believes that “the calibre of both the students and staff are like none other where academia is balanced with an active social scene and sporting opportunities. This combined with Bristol’s open minded and vibrant community allows creativity to flourish amongst students.”

We certainly hope that Megan and all our students flourish.

Special congratulations to Megan for being selected to represent psychology at this key moment in the University’s evolution.

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