First Business Impact School Blog!

This is my first ever blog for a Business Impact School. Wish me luck!!

The valuing nature Business Impact School was held in London and required only getting a short flight from Belfast (mind you I thought an early flight seemed like a good idea at the time….until I realised the coffee shop hadn’t opened yet). 

The Business Impact School was hosted by Willis Towers Watson at the Willis Building and was located near the top floor where you could see the Thames River and the London eye, (mind you my ears did pop a few times going up in the elevator).

Over the course of the next few days, I had the opportunity to hear about a broad range of issues, ranging from Jellyfish, Brexit, water conservation to satellites orbiting in space. 

I also had an opportunity to do a presentation about my current research work which talks about how physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet are resulting in rising levels of obesity and why current methods aimed at reversing this trend aren’t working (Although I think I currently hold the record of finishing my presentation in the quickest time possible…I will blame a combination of nerves and the Northern Irish accent for that).
On our last day we had a rare opportunity to be guided around the Crown Estate at Windsor. Where we had the unique chance to visit some very historic trees over 1,000 years old (and before you ask, no I didn’t get the chance to climb any, although I did get to see one where David Attenborough got stuck in whilst filming a documentary). 

Overall the Business Impact School was pretty fun and I definitely walked away with some new inspiration & ideas to bring to my research project, plus it was a great opportunity to meet other researchers in similar fields.