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Business Management

Hi, I'm Martin

Course: MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Where are you from: Poland

Age: 24

About me: I love MDX life. During the second year of my undergraduate degree I realised there is so much more to do at university. I got engaged with societies focused on wellbeing and creative arts. Later during my second year I started working for the Students’ Union and ran the Wellbeing campaign and even ran for the President of our SU which was a great experience.

During that time, I have also done some work in the fundraising sector as a fundraising officer for a London-based music festival called Hanwell Hootie. Since then my aim has been to focus on interdisciplinary studies which I believe will support fulfilling my vision to become a coach for people who want to become the greatest version of themselves.

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  • Find out more about me

    • Why did you decide to do your masters, and why now?

      Starting my master's degree seemed to be a natural direction after finishing undergraduate studies given my diverse interests and desire to start my own business soon.

    • When making your decision about where to study, why did you choose MDX?

      Choosing the course at MDX that I was keen on exploring felt like the most appropriate and logically easiest thing to do as I was already familiar with the university, knew the people and lecturers and great facilities MDX provides.

    • What do you most love about your course?

      My course in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is simply amongst the most prestigious I could find because of its diverse focus, practicality and opportunities it provides. The thing I love the most about it is how approachable our teachers are. They can really tailor the experience of the course given my interests. I also like how frequently available they are for mentoring and feedback sessions. Additionally, there are opportunities to hear and meet experienced guest speakers from the industry who are keen on sharing their entrepreneurial journeys.

    • What do you most love about MDX?

      MDX has a lot to offer. Some of the things I like the most about it includes the 24/7 library opening during the term time and free printing. There is also a lot of support offered from academic writing to legal advice which has been always very helpful. I love to spend time in the library and use all the resources available to students.

    • Where is your favourite place to study on campus?

      My favourite place to study is the silent floor where I can focus on my assignments. If I have a group task to do, there are plenty of spaces for it too!

    • Where is your favourite place to relax on campus?

      To balance the focus time, I like to relax in the Grove Park during spring and summer or just sit in the Quad which is our main space in the university.

    • What do you love about London?

      London has so much to offer and that is what I enjoy the most about it. I enjoy exploring new places and ideas while walking or cycling. There are so many parks to go to and landscapes to admire which is unlike any other city I have been to.

    • What are your career aspirations?

      Currently, I am learning to become an interdisciplinary coach and I see myself having a mentoring/consulting career where I work with individuals or organisations to implement the most innovative ideas regarding personal growth, sustainability, nutrition and solving systemic problems.

    • Who is your favourite member of academic staff and why?

      My favourite member of academic staff is Simon Best. It seems that we think in a similar way and I like how he gets students to think more deeply about the surrounding world paying interests in the notions of innovation, creativity, social networks as well as psychology.

    • What advice would you give to a student applying for a postgraduate degree this September?

      Advice for students applying for PG degree this September... Have some time with yourself and ask what it is that you really love to do in life. I think that having this in mind will benefit your postgraduate research and choosing the right path.  Postgraduate degrees are challenging, but they also should be great fun and having the initial idea how the course will benefit your future will get you excited and focused. Once you are on it, you will be enjoying the people you network with and the deeper knowledge and practice you came for.

  • A week in the life…

    • What does your typical week look like during term time?

      My typical week consists of a range of different activities. I usually have four lectures. Most of them are workshops where we engage with facilitated group discussions and activities. Some are more theory based, but we always try to find examples of applying this knowledge. Besides the Course Ambassador role, I also work as Student Learning Assistant for the first-year students studying Music Business and Arts Management course. On top of that, I take part in mentoring sessions for the Enterprise Development Hub where we network with students and help them develop their business ideas which has been very valuable. I also have a part time weekend job which fills the rest of my week. To keep focused and healthy, I cycle to the university, swim and go to the gym.

    • What is your favourite part of your course?

      I have had a great time on the course so far. My favourite moments on the course are when we have a chance to hear guest speakers who usually have their own enterprises and share expertise with us. Additionally, I also really like the mentoring sessions when either our ideas are challenged, or we act as mentors for the third-year students. These have been invaluable experiences which I think will support my future career.

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