Partner Organisation: Lightseekers
‘Mother, Daughter’ is part of Kajal Nisha Patel’s residency at The University of Leicester. ‘Mother, Daughter’ aims to generate discussion around cultural and intergenerational conflict and challenges. Working with Kajal, Bijal and Kieran will focus on the issue of mental health in the South Asian community. Bijal is focussed on strengthening mental wellbeing amongst the elders while Kieran will develop support for young people at risk of mental illness.
Partner Organisation: Arushi
Arushi is an online marketplace for ethical handmade products. Kishan will develop and implement a sustainable and profitable strategy for ethical and handmade products in Leicester. Growth in this market will help to sustain the efforts of grassroot initiatives that make these products, as well as create important shifts towards conscious consumerism. The Leicester market is diverse and potentially price-conscious; Kishan will get the opportunity to firsthand understand social enterprise, the demand of handmade and ethical products in this city along with constraints and limitations related to production.
Partner Organisation: We Were There Too
We Were There Too is an MOD backed project aimed at highlighting the role of the people of ‘undivided India’ and British Indian Army soldiers in the First World War. Suraj will be involved in developing a range of programmes including a battlefield tour, educational materials for schools and an exhibition to be displayed across the country. Underpinning these outputs will be research conducted at the British Library, the National Archives and the National Army Museum.
Partner Organisation: Leicester University, Department of Engineering
The Centre for Systems Neuroscience at the University of Leicester studies how the brain translates information that triggers feelings, movement and various other functions. Urvi will be working closely with researchers in the area of Neuroprosthetics to support their work in developing a robotic arm for patients suffering from upper limb paralysis. Urvi will engage with those individuals suffering from upper limb paralysis to better understand their needs. She will also help to collect and analyse data related to past and current technologies in the field, and the need for better assistive technology.