Get Indi to the RCA!

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Get Indi to the RCA!
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This project received pledges on Sat 11 Nov 2017

What’s occurring?

I’ve turned to the world of Hubbub in the hope of raising some money to contribute towards my Master’s degree in Service Design at the Royal College of Art. The course looks at social innovation, digital solutions, business planning and, of course, design thinking which I hope will equip me with the skills to contribute to the creation of a more equal and fair society.

Tell me the story…

During my time working for Mind I have worked across several different services supporting people of all ages with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Over the course of three years I have seen how damaging inequality, lack of opportunity, poverty and isolation can be for people. This has led me to think that there must be a better solution! Service Design is an emerging discipline, that uses design theory to take a step back from the services and systems we all live within and work with the people they affect to make them better. I will be given the opportunity to learn about what solutions have come before, as well as to design solutions for the future. I hope this will allow me to:

  • Be instrumental in helping society evolve to be fairer, more equal and to work in a new and logical way- This could be through digital innovations, community led projects, or bigger systems thinking, looking at things such as health and welfare
  • Think outside of the box to form solutions that go beyond helping people in need to preventing people needing help in the first place!
  • Learn about how all sectors have a role to play in society and enable me to form links with others to create really robust cross-sector solutions

Why should I donate?

·         Even though I’m asking for funding for a course I really hope that any investment you make will have a longer term impact, for not only my personal development but for the people I go on to help

·         Learning and gaining skills is a really important part of making viable change, as good will can only take us so far! Donating to education can play a vital role in developing society as a whole, this is only the beginning!

·         All investors will receive a reward to thank them for their generosity.

What will the money be used for?

  • All money I raise will go towards the cost of fees, which are £19,000 for two years. This will top up my savings and the post-graduate loan.
  • If this really takes off anything raised over my target will go towards materials and living costs as I’ll only be able to work part time whilst studying.

Will you keep me in the loop?

  • For those of you who are interested to see how things progress I’ll send you an update each term on what projects I’m working on, any major revelations that have been had and all interesting tit-bits.
  • (There is definitely an opt-out option if this doesn’t appeal!)

I’m intrigued…

If you’d like to know more feel free to get in touch with me through this page + watch out for further updates!

The power of the word!

  • Never underestimate the power of the word... Even if you can’t donate spreading the message about my project would be really appreciated!
  • Any shares on, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat on the bus or on your blog would be amazing!

Thank you!

Finally thank you so much for taking the time to read this and a huge thank you to any of you who do donate or share, it’s really, really appreciated.

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Pledge £1 or more

Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.

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Pledge £5 or more

For everyone who donates I'll say a massive thank you on social media, send you a personal thank you email and include you on the list of supporters names on my final portfolio. There's also the option to opt in to regular updates if you'd like to hear how things are going. :)

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2017

Pledge £15 or more

For you lovely chaps who donate £15, or more, you'll get not only an electronic 'thank you' but a handwritten card from a range designed by one of our clients at Mind and sent by me!

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2017

Pledge £50 or more

If you're kind enough to donate £50 or more I can personalise and email you a service design tool kit, laying out the different steps you need to design a really great project/ service and include some hints and tips of how to get the most out of each stage.

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Estimated delivery: 1 May 2018

Pledge £250 or more

For you big hitters I'm offering not just the e-toolkit but also a service design consultation, where we can go through the needs of your future service and I can advise on each step- sharing some of that valuable knowledge I'll have gained from the RCA! I'm more than happy to have email conversations after the initial face to face consultation to support in the design process.

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Estimated delivery: 1 May 2018

Pledge £550 or more

If any of you are feeling super super generous and getting into the upper echelons of donations then the reward available is for me to support with the entire service design process of a new project- from the toolkit and consultation to ongoing email and face to face support at each of your design milestones. Together we can take your project/ service idea and make it happen!

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Estimated delivery: 1 May 2018