Find out how university student James Elgar become an app creator and social activist during lockdown, in an interview with Martha Tipper.
Last summer, as the COVID-19 restrictions narrowed young people’s lives and opportunities, Bristol university student James Elgar decided to put his time to good use.
Collaborating with his sister Lizzie, he developed now-U – a non-profit website and app that promote activism and social change, making it easy for anyone to support the causes they care about. It has a mission to inform, involve and inspire people to help tackle some of the world's most pressing environmental and social problems, from green recovery to child poverty, refugee resettlement and LGBTQ rights worldwide.
In the process of creating now-U, James also developed new skills and contacts which will stand him in good stead in his future career, boosting his confidence and employability.
In the first of our Future TalentEd podcasts, fellow university student Martha Tipper talks to James about how he juggled entrepreneurism with a full-time degree, discovering more about the app, his journey, and the career lessons he’s learnt along the way.