Being curious and innovative. Creativity is not just about aesthetics – it’s about disruption, variation and risk-taking.
Developing the mindset
These ideas are ways to start becoming more creative. You’re unlikely to use these as evidence of creativity in a written application, but they might be things you reference in conversation at interview.
Get into a creative mindset by trying to find a new route to lectures each day.
Brainstorm ideas with friends.
Talk to people who do things you don’t do.
Attend a lecture on a subject different to your own.
Try something new! Try art, music, dance, poetry, or creative writing – either on your own or with a society. You might find a new hobby… #Apprenticetoprofit
These are all quick ways you can boost your creativity, and you could refer to in applications.
Take up a new sport, learn a new musical instrument, join a choir, take up dancing… Try a new hobby, and see if it sticks!
Arrange to travel to new places, in new ways. Ask @socialprefecttours
Develop your own website, or offer to build one for a student society. (There’s no need to code it – but you could do this too if you like). Approach a charity with a suggestion of how you might volunteer a specific skill.
Think of a unique fundraising event for a charity.
Work, travel or volunteer abroad.
Or better still send a DM or contact us on other ways you can develop your creative juices in you.