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Introducing the 2021/22 Motion Members!

Introducing the 2021/22 Motion Members!

Last Wednesday, Motion marked another exciting moment in its journey. All of the team members that will form key parts of the social enterprise assembled and joined forces for the very first time! 

It was a fantastic opportunity for the entire team to meet and get to know each other personally and for Zeezy and Ella, the project leaders, to outline the enterprise’s team structure and map the planned progression for Motion this year.  

We have a number of inspired and extremely motivated students across a wide range of academic courses to support the enterprise this year and this blog post is designed for you all to get to know each member of the team a little bit better! 

So, without further ado, let’s meet this year’s Motion members! We’ll start with our two project leaders. 

Zeezy- Project Leader

What am I interested in? All forms of sport, West Ham United and social entrepreneurship. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “To achieve the potential we always think Motion has. We want to positively impact the lives of older adults in care homes and beyond, in South Yorkshire and further afield. I am excited to do that with our team of inspiring, driven, young leaders.” 

Ella- Project Leader

What am I interested in? I love to walk my dogs in the countryside whenever I get the chance! I also love to cook (a recent favourite is vegan 'duck pancakes' and homemade gyozas) and travel. 

What is my motivation to help out Motion this year? “I am really motivated to see Motion support more care home residents increase their physical and social activity levels. After such a tough year for care home residents and staff alike, I am motivated to help scale Motion and through doing so, support more people, inside and outside the care setting. I would love to see each new member prosper in their role, learn something new, rise to any challenges they face, and ultimately grow and develop as an individual, alongside the growth and development of Motion. I can't wait to see it!”

Riku- Content Creation Manager

What do I study? I am a 3rd Year Architecture and Landscape student. 

What am I interested in? Bike repairing, embroidery, mini-sports. 

What is my motivation to help out Motion this year? “To improve my overall idea of what a social enterprise is and spread my wings. In Japan, where I am from, there is a big elderly population so I would like to see what we can do for that generation and find solutions. I also would like to see the expansion of Motion.”

Halimah – Sales and Client Support Manager

What do I study? I am a 1st Year History student. 

What am I interested in? Knitting and baking. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “Seeing the isolation of elderly people during the pandemic was heart-wrenching and I want to help them and strengthen social unity.”

Neenu – (External) HR Manager

What do I study? I am studying for a Masters in International Relations. 

What am I interested in? Dancing (any type of dance at any time!), workouts. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “As a Politics student, I want to contribute to society. Helping Motion complements my course but I also like exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle which connects with Motion’s philosophy.”

Huda – Social Media Manager

What do I study? I am a 1st Year Politics, Philosophy and Economics student. 

What am I interested in? Vlogging, Art and language learning. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “To help people know more about Motion’s impact and ethos, and to increase the reach and engagement of the project.”

Yi-Chun – Impact Measurement Manager

What do I study? I am studying for a Masters in Health Economics. 

What am I interested in? Painting. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “I have an interest in data information and would like to go through the statistics to improve the analytics and data used by Motion.”

Nidhisha – (Internal) HR Manager

What do I study? I am a 1st Year Biomedical Sciences student. 

What am I interested in? Reading, baking, films, shows and pets. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “To provide support and motivation. I think it is important to have support which lifts you up outside of a group”.

Lara – Website and Merchandise Manager

What do I study? I am studying for a Masters in International Development and Public Health. 

What am I interested in? Swimming, water polo and socialising. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “To expand the reach of Motion online and create better digital representation for the project.”

Tatum – Impact Measurement Manager

What do I study? I am studying for a Masters in Public Health. 

What am I interested in? Skiing and cooking. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “To show everyone the positive impact Motion has on older people.”

Dom – Finance Manager

What do I study? I am a 3rd Year Quantitative Social Sciences student. 

What am I interested in? Squash, korfball, 6-a-side football. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “To ensure things run smoothly for the team by taking care and looking after the budget.”

Maya – Social Media Manager

What do I study? I am studying for a Masters in International Development and Public Health. 

What am I interested in? Volleyball and socialising. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “To help make the social media attractive for people.”

Zeyana – Content Creation Manager

What do I study? I am a 2nd Year Architecture student. 

What am I interested in? Portrait painting. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “I am a bit of a gym freak and would like to help my grandparents back home. I am motivated to convince others to take part and then use that to help back home.”

Yanlin – Content Creation Manager

What do I study? I am studying for a Masters in Global Journalism. 

What am I interested in? Football and basketball. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “To use my skills to help Motion and capture their activities. To learn from the organisation and help older people. I want to take good care of my grandparents and help deliver Motion’s message to more people in society.”

Nelson – Blog writer

And last but not least, it’s me! 

What do I study? I am a 2nd Year Journalism Studies student. 

What am I interested in? The environment, sustainability, language learning and football. 

What is my motivation to help Motion out this year? “As blog writer, I am motivated to help Motion by documenting the journey of the project and the opportunities and challenges the team encounters this year. While developing my writing and journalistic skills, I really want to expand the reach and engagement of the project.” 

And that’s it! I hope you all really enjoyed learning a bit more about all the members who are going to be working extremely hard to support and develop the enterprise this year. 

It is going to be an exciting and rewarding year for everyone involved, and we cannot wait to rise to all the opportunities and challenges this year presents, and bring you with us along the way! 

Nelson Walker 

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