Careers Beyond the Ordinary

How to turn the skills you have, into the career and lifestyle you want


Student Start-Ups

Are you considering setting up your own business? Come along to our webinar on December 21st at 6pm to hear from Bristol graduates who have successfully set up their own businesses, all with the aim of having a positive social impact.

You will have the chance to hear them speak about:

  • what inspired them and how they managed to set up their business
  • where to find funding and support
  • what challenges they may have faced
  • all the inside secrets of how to create a successful start-up

This will also give like-minded entrepreneurs a chance to meet, share ideas and inspire a whole new wave of successful and impactful businesses.

There will be a Q&A section at the end for you to have your chance to ask them any questions you may have.

Our guest speakers are:

  1. Zero Suicide England – presented by James Cox
  2. The PachaMama Project – presented by Ella Lambert
  3. Suicide Prevention Collective – presented by Loo Fletcher
  4. IfMusicBeTheFoodOfLove – presented by India and Izzy
  5. Letter To My Body – presented by Indira Toussaint


6pm (BST) Monday 21 December 2020


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Guest Speakers

James Cox
James CoxZero Suicide England
James founded Zero Suicide Bristol in April 2019 in response to a rise in student suicides.

Since then, he succeeded in helping the University of Bristol to reform its suicide prevention plan and also worked with MPs to secure guarantees from the government that ethnicity would be included in data on deaths by suicide.

Following these successes, James has become director of Zero Suicide England. James has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Bristol. He is currently a PGCE intern at the University of Oxford.


Ella Lambert
Ella LambertThe PachaMama Project
Ella is a current languages student at Bristol and founded The Pachamama Project during lockdown in a time that shone a light on the most vulnerable people in society.

The Pachamama Project is a non profit community interest company growing a network of volunteers around the UK to make reusable sanitary pads for refugees. Period poverty is an international crisis where many cannot access safe sanitary products and often resort to using tissue, rags or even socks during their periods. This can make daily activities like going to school or work extremely difficult. Period poverty is particularly prevalent amongst refugees and with so many challenges already, the project aims to make sure having a period is not yet another.

The Pachamama Project aims to reach refugees all over the world and is currently distributing the Pacha Pads to refugees in Greece and Lebanon, in Lesbos, Beirut and the Bekaa Valley.


Indira Toussaint
Indira ToussaintLetter To My Body
Letter To My Body, founded by Bristol Anthropology student, Indira, is a movement that gives womxn the space to share their experiences of womxnhood; while bridging the inter-generational gap.

Letter To My Body aims to inform, create community and strive for empowerment. ​

Their online platforms are open to everyone!

Loo Fletcher
Loo FletcherSuicide Prevention Collective
After experiencing a mental breakdown while studying Law at the University of Bristol and subsequently trying to take her own life, Loo went on to completely re-evaluate her life.

It came to light that she needed to stand up and use her creative voice within the mental health landscape. Bristol-based Loo continues to balance being a mental health professional alongside shining a light on suicide prevention through her activism and advocacy.

Suicide Prevention Collective is a community organisation that uses community and creativity to shine some light into someone’s day.

India and Izzy
India and IzzyIf Music Be the Food of Love
A new podcast founded by two current University of Bristol students studying Liberal Arts, which takes Shakespeare’s line literally by comparing music to food.

Episodes to date have covered Al Green’s monumental ‘Let’s Stay Together’, Leonard Cohen’s ‘I’m Your Man’, and ‘Plastic Beach’ by the Gorillaz.