Dr Alasdair Harris, Blue Ventures’ Executive Director, has an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, and was recently interviewed by Enterprising Oxford.
In this interview Dr Harris discusses his academic background, his reasons for becoming a social entrepreneur in the environmental sector, and what advice he would give to aspiring young social entrepreneurs and conservationists.
“Don’t be in a hurry to get stuck in to a conventional “career”. Take your time, explore your options, and remember that the things you do now will differentiate you from the crowd later. University is a safe space to take risks; the best place to fail and try again.”
Read the full interview here: Alasdair Harris, Founder of Blue Ventures
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