a.k.a that time I was an olympic torchbearer
So much has happened in the past month that I really should have blogged about earlier! I did consider not writing about this, as I have already left it late enough to be old news, there have been other more important things happening in the area, and don’t feel that I really deserved the experience, but hey, what is a blog for if I don’t write about good stuff when it happens!
On the 28th of January, TeamGB officially became exclusive partners with Hull University, opening many future possibilities. There looks to be a lot of great initiatives and projects that will come out of this partnership.
“Find your Extraordinary” became the tagline of the event, highlighting the similarities of Sport and Higher Education in pushing boundaries and personal development. As a part of this, the University decided to pick several of their current and past alumni from different faculties to represent their ideals. We all took part in the small procession through the University, and took turns bearing flaming torches and the olympic torch (unlit).
As I hope is shown in this blog, I’ve tried to participate in as many extracurricular activities as possible, from gamejams and hackathons to running workshops. In this instance, it was my work during the high-profile Mixed-Reality Accelerator that stood out, especially that afterwards I was hired by the company running the accelerator, VISR.
Whilst I do believe that there were people far more deserving of recognition, I got to be a torch bearer, and network at the very fancy dinner afterwards, so all in all it was a great experience!