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The Tomato Timer - a ZNotes Pomcast

The Tomato Timer - a ZNotes Pomcast

By ZNotes
Hi and welcome to The Tomato Timer, a pomcast about learning to learn. I’m Zubair from ZNotes and I’m tuning in live with experts around the world, asking your questions and hearing their stories, all before the tomato goes off. 24 minutes and 49 seconds to go.
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Creating Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship ft. Priya Burci | The Tomato Timer #068
Creating Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship ft. Priya Burci | The Tomato Timer #068 What do you do when you are struck by a massive problem and feel compelled to act? For Priya Burci, the former CEO of one of the most successful refugee coding schools in Europe and the current COO of a mental health startup, the answer is to do just that: act in ways that have the potential to create sustainable social impact. Tune in to this episode as she unpacks her entrepreneurial journey and learnings. Who is Priya Burci? Priya is currently the COO of AIME, a mental health startup that offers customized guidance programs with the goal of helping people find what techniques work best for them and build a sustainable routine. She was previously the CEO of Powercoders International, an award winning social startup that runs coding courses and tech job placements for refugees. In her role, she launched Powercoders in Turkey, Italy and Spain and achieved a 90% graduate placement rate, making it one of the most successful refugee coding schools in Europe.  You can find Priya Burci on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/priya-burci Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/yZAyR6x Connect with ZNotes on Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevisionTwitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
27:08
June 27, 2022
The Importance of Representation ft. James Frater | The Tomato Timer #067
How can we tackle the issue of underrepresentation in education? That is what James is trying to do through his activism. Listen to this episode to hear the inspiring journey of James, the co-founder of Ladder Project CIC, to teach students from lower socioeconomic and BAME communities the skills that they need to progress through academia and the world of work. Who is James? James Frater FRSA is an award winning Caribbean medical student, studying at Imperial College London. He is someone I keep running into - a fellow Diana Award recipient and we also work alongside each other on the Youth Advisory Board at the EY Foundation.  James is als co-founded The Ladder Project CIC to help holistically develop students and prepare them for life after school. You can find James on: Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-frater/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/00frater_/ Blog: https://www.jamesfrater.com/ The Ladder Project CIC: Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-ladder-project-cic/ Website: https://www.theladderproject.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTphHKFgPTt/ Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
25:41
April 11, 2022
Own Your Niche ft. Harry Beard | The Tomato Timer #066
In this week episode, Zubair welcomes Harry Beard, the co-founder of Prospect100, the home of design competitions. Tune in to listen ti Harry’s advice about working towards your passion and his views on the importance of designers in our world! Who is Harry? Harry is the 22 year old co-founder of PROSPECT 100, a marketing agency focussed on youth that builds campaigns centred around global design competitions for young artists that are judged by industry leaders like Sean Wotherspoon and Steve Wozniak.  You can find Harry on : Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harry-b-a1075995/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harryckb/  Prospect 100 Website: https://www.prospect100.com/](https://www.prospect100.com/ Instagram: [https://www.prospect100.com/ Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community athttps://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
29:42
March 28, 2022
Mastering Your 20s ft. Charlie Rogers | The Tomato Timer #065
A lot happens in your 20s - graduation, 1st job, transition from teenagehood to adulthood - and it can be pretty daunting. But what if it could be approached more calmly? In today’s episode, Charlie Rogers shares with us his journey and his tips to navigate life in those everchanging times ! Who is Charlie? Charlie Rogers is an Entrepreneur, Athlete and Creator, focused on empowering purpose-driven, flexible organisations to treat employees as people. To do this he's building a Portfolio Career by coaching agency owners, managing projects and scaling a future of work consultancy. In his free time he's training for his first IRONMAN in July 2022, reading the best non-fiction books and sharing his journey and experiences on Linkedin. You can find Charlie on: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/realcharlierogers/ Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
25:27
March 07, 2022
Having the Audacity to Ask ft. Natālija Knipše | The Tomato Timer #064
In this episode, Zubair has the priviledge to have a conversation with Natālija Knipše, the former Latvia’s Youth Delegate to the United Nation. Together they retrace Natalija’s journey into politics and the difficulties of seeing actual change in this field. Who is Natālija Knipše?  Natālija Knipše is a Latvian civil and political engagement activist. She was the Youth Delegate of Latvia to the United Nations (2020 - 2022), focusing on climate change, disinformation, and equality during her term. She is a master's student of law, specialising in constitutional law and human rights law, and has worked on multiple cases of importance to the LGBT community, and women's rights. She was previously head of the Presidium of the Youth Parliament of Latvia, an alumni member of the European Youth Parliament, and currently is a One Young World ambassador and engagement lead in the Baltic States. She is currently a Europe & Eurasia Fellow at Freedom House in Washington DC. You can find [Guest] on  You can find Natālija on: Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nat%C4%81lijaknip%C5%A1e/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/natalijaknipse/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/KnipseNatalija Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on: Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
28:46
February 21, 2022
The Paradox of Art and Beauty Standards ft. Melissa Wright Katongola | The Tomato Timer #063
When you read Melissa’s bio, you might believe she is several people in the same body because of all the different things she’s passionate about. From creating art to a degree in Law and Politics, listen to today’s episode to hear Zubair and his guest’s view upon modelling, inclusivity and the future of art in social media’s world. Who is Melissa? Melissa Wright Katongola is a french mordern art painter born in Paris and currently based in Stirling, Scotland, where she is realizing an undergraduate in Law and Politics. Alongside with her artist career, she is also a model for Model Team Scotland as well as a singer and an actress. She tends to use her different passions to tackle contemporary issues through Global Justice Stirling. You can find Melissa on: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/melissawrightoff/ Website - https://www.melissawrightofficial.com/ Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
26:59
February 14, 2022
The Unshakable Belief ft. Ayan Said | The Tomato Timer #062
In today’s episode, we are lucky to have a conversation with Ayan Said, a women of many talents. She is a former teacher, a entrepreuneur and a spoken word poet. Ayan created Voicing Voices in order to expand diversity and inclusion globally to create a more equitable future for marginalised communities. Listen to Zubair and her guest’s conversation to get inspired in creating changes around you! Who is Ayan? Ayan co-designs and teaches human-centred solutions that enable us all to embrace an equitable future.  With several years of experience in the education and development industry, a masters degree in gender, education and international development, Ayan created Voicing Voices to embed systemic strategies and approaches that resolve inequalities.  You can find Ayan on: Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayan-said-frsa-971735172/ Voicing Voices: Linked in - https://www.linkedin.com/company/voicing-voices/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/voicingvoices/?hl=fr Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
26:46
February 07, 2022
Healed People Heal People ft. Diana Chao | The Tomato Timer #061
TW: mentions of suicide and mental illnesses. After years of struggles with her mental health, Diana decided to take her pen and write. She went on to create Letters To Strangers, a global youth-run nonprofit seeking to destigmatize mental illness and increase access to affordable, quality treatment for youth. In this episode, Zubair and Diana unwrap the benefit of writting, quality education about mental health and more!  Who is Diana? Diana is a youth mental health activist, climate scientist, conceptual fine art photographer, food & beverage entrepreneur, and a speaker/poet/writer. She is also a karaoke-fu champion who's obsessed with all things matcha and penguins' related.  You can find Diana on: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/diana-chao/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dizzodin/?hl=fr Letters To Strangers: Website: https://www.letterstostrangers.org/about  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/L2SMentalHealth/?hl=fr Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on: Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
24:29
January 31, 2022
Never Let a Label Define You ft. Alex Anderson | The Tomato Timer #060
Listen to today’s super insipiring conversation between Zubair and his host, Alex. Alex is talking us through his difficulties as a undiagnosed child with Asperger and how he nowadays advocates for more diversity and inclusion for young people on the spectrum to have access to a better education and job market.   Who is Alex?  Alex is a neurodiversity ambassador, working as a logistics supplier at the Royal Air Force and Diana Legacy Award winner.     Connect with Alex on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderson644/?utm_medium=copy_link Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes  Connect with ZNotes on: Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision  Connect with Zubair Junjunia on: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/  #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
25:29
January 24, 2022
The Personal is Political ft. Luke Cavanaugh | The Tomato Timer #059
We hear the word “politics” everywhere and all the time, but what exactly does it mean? Luke and Zubair unpack the concept of “being political” and how to approach politic more easily. Listen today’s episode to get tips and advice on how to take action, without any pressure! Who is Luke?  Luke graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first a few months ago . He is now following the Schwarzman Scholar’s programme, a global leadership course and Master’s in Global Affairs based at Tsinghua University in China. He Co-founded the Student Think Tank for Europe Asia Relations (www.stearthinktank.com) where, together with a team of 50 volunteers working across 33 countries, he aims to strengthen relations and deepen cultural ties between Europe and Asia. You can find Luke on: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-cavanaugh-208806181/  STEAR Website: https://www.stearthinktank.com/  Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on  Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
25:17
January 17, 2022
The Starving Artist ft. Ally Zlatar | The Tomato Timer #058
TW: Eating Disorder, Bullying, Body Image In this episode, Zubair exchanges with Ally Zlatar on her journey through eating disorders and how she created an art movement from those difficult times. Nowadays, many artists and people learn and express themselves through the “Starvig Artist” movement. One of Ally’s mission is to make art an active tool rather than an accessory in the disussion around mental healh and eating disorder. Who is Ally?  She is the founder of the The Starving Artist. She holds a BFA in Visual Art & Art History from Queen's University & an MLitt Curatorial Practice and Contemporary Art from the Glasgow School of Art. She is now a lecturer at the University of Glasgow. In her artistic practice and activism, she is continuously interpreting, communicating and facilitating her work to make a difference in society. You can find Ally on: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/allycardone/?hl=fr LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ally-zlatar-81597b120/ Website: https://allyz.cargo.site/ Starving Artist: Website: https://starvingartist.cargo.site/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestarvingartist.studio/?hl=fr   Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on : Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
24:52
January 10, 2022
Think Global Act Local ft. Ludovico Caminati Engström | The Tomato Timer #057
“There’s a vaccine against covid but there’s no vaccine against climate change”; in this week’s episode, Zubair and Ludo unpack their mixed feeling about COP26, half empowered by so many young people showing up for the same cause, half disappointed by leaders’ inaction. Ludo also takes us through the birth of Global Justice Stirling and how the 1st edition of the Stirling Climate Festival came to life. Let us know what you thought about this episode! Who is Ludo ?  Ludovico is a hird-year International politics student at the University of Stirling. He is the Founder and President of Global Justice Stirling.  He is interested in politics, journalism, social, and environmental justice. Ludo organised Stirling Climate Festival whose 1st edition took place in October 2021. You can find Ludo on: Instagram  Twitter LinkedIn  Facebook  Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community on Discord  Connect with ZNotes on Instagram  Twitter  Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram  Twitter  LinkedIn  #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
25:59
December 20, 2021
Global Living with a Minerva Student ft. Dinara Bach | The Tomato Timer #056
In this week's episode, Dinara Bach candidly shares her experiences at Minerva University, the humbling journey of living all around the world at an age of self-construction and discovery and her perspectives on social media. Zubair and Dinara discuss the difficult, yet rewarding, facets of what being in the public eye is like, and give us useful tips on how to avoid falling in the sometimes dark corners of the online world.  Who is Dinara ?  Originally from Russia, Dinara has lived in six countries across the world in the last four years. She’s a student of Minerva University, an innovating higher education program based in San Francisco, where she studies Designing Societies and Brand Management. Upon graduating next month, Dinara is planning to move to New York to pursue her next dreams. Meanwhile, she’s creating inspirational content about self-development, global living, manifesting and figuring life out as 20-something on her YouTube channel and Instagram. You can find Dinara on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Dinaraxyz And on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dinaraxyz/ Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
27:50
December 06, 2021
Confronting your Fears ft. Aviva Klein | The Tomato Timer #055
In this episode, you will get to listen to the relaxed but super encouraging conversation between Aviva and Zubar. From how did Aviva start her amazing project to mental health and unconventional leadership, our guest is sharing her journey, unfiltered.  Who is Aviva ?  Aviva Klein is the CEO and Founder of the University Blood Initiative (UBI). Klein started the UBI as a second-year student at the University of Chicago and launched the organization nationally in April of 2020 Klein’s overall career objectives focus on finding solutions to social inequality in healthcare and strongly believes in the power of young people. She works to elevate those in her organization to their full potential so they can become great leaders during their time at UBI and beyond. She received the 2021 international Diana Award for her work. Her future plans include pursuing an MD/MBA. You can find Aviva on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aviva-klein-6b8762112/ The UBI website: https://www.universitybloodinitiative.org/ Suggest guest and send question by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/znotes Connect with ZNotes on Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zjunjunia/ #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
27:30
November 29, 2021
Youtube - the Gutenberg Press of Today ft. Bilal Hameed | The Tomato Timer #054
From the creation of new models of teaching in schools to the stress of exams, Zubair and Bilal discuss the potential future of what education could look like. Who is Bilal?  Bilal has been teaching O and A Level chemistry since 2002 and is the Founder & Director for 3 prominent private educational institutions in Karachi, Pakistan. With a background in Educational Entrepreneurship & Technology besides Chemistry, Bilal is currently leading multiple EdTech projects under the organisation Qadam. His dream is to nurture lifelong learning and ethical leadership in Pakistan's youth. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5 Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevis Twitter: https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zjunjunia #ZNotes #TTT
26:40
November 22, 2021
The 4th Industrial Revolution ft. Alex Alexandrescu I The Tomato Timer #053
In the wake of the 4th industrial revolution, students need to be empowered to be curious and adaptable. As skills they learn today might become obsolete and careers they envision non-existent, the way they think and learn could turn out to be the most relevant while navigating through such an uncertain ecosystem. In this episode, Alex Alexandrescu discusses these questions he has been tackling through his startup, Dicey Tech. Who is Alex? Alex is a Romanian-born and Manchester-bred entrepreneur who graduated top of class with an MSc in Business Strategy from the University of Manchester. With a background in strategy consulting, he rediscovered a childhood passion for technology and digital making when he assembled a DIY 3D printer. Now he is co-founder and CEO at Dicey Tech, where he aims to inspire and enable generations of students to explore curiosities, learn, and create a better world in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Outside of work, one of his proudest achievements is having cycled from London to Bucharest in support of a UK-Romanian charity that helps orphaned children throughout primary and secondary education. Connect with Alex on LinkedIn and Twitter.  Dicey Tech: Website, LinkedIn, Twitter Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5 Connect with ZNotes on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram and Twitter #ZNotes #TTT #Podcast
27:13
November 08, 2021
Masterclass in Financial Literacy ft. Dr Muna Almannai & Aminath Sharahath I The Tomato Timer #052
The gaps in our education system, managing finances as a student, investment, embarking on a career in finance-watch this episode for a crash course into financial education! https://www.fiveandco.net/who-we-are Muna: Dr Muna holds a PhD in Islamic Finance from Durham, an MA in Investment and Finance from Hull and has over 20 years of experience in the field of finance and regulatory compliance - from the private sector to semi-government. Aminath: Sharahath holds a Bachelors in Law and Masters in Islamic Finance Practice with more than 10 years of experience in the legal and financial fields. She received national recognition for the outstanding contribution of females to develop the Islamic Finance industry in the Maldives. Muna: https://www.linkedin.com/in/muna-al-mannai/ Aminath: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aminath-sharahath-b9257a122/ Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5 Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevis Twitter: https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zjunjunia #ZNotes #TTT
39:33
October 07, 2021
Taking Agency Over Learning ft. Sergio Hunt | The Tomato Timer #051
When we think and learn differently, why are educational systems so linear, putting us in a box that may not be meant for us? Tune in episode 51 to catch Sergio Hunt talk about the gaps within our learning process and the need for us to take agency over it. Who is Sergio?  I'm a researcher, creator and human development anthropologist, focusing  on the intersection of culture, technology and human flourishing. I  work on social and silicon technologies that support life long learning,  and communities of practice. Connect with Sergio on Connect with ZNotes on Instagram Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram Twitter Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community
26:19
April 09, 2021
Online volunteering - learning & making change ft. James Sancto | The Tomato Timer #050
We are not responsible for the opportunities we happen to inherit. But we may have a responsibility as to how we utilize those to extend it the ones who don't have the same privileges; how we dedicate ourselves to causes we care about to create the positive social impact we can. Hear more about using your skills for good from James Sancto, the founder of We Make Change. Who is James Sancto? James founded We Make Change to enable anyone, anywhere to use their skills to support the causes they care about. Since launching their global online volunteering platform in 2018, they now have a community of over 25,000 ChangeMakers supporting more than 400 Social Enterprises across the world. James has also worked as a strategy consultant with local, national and international NGOs. He was selected as a 2019 EU Young Leader of Industry by the European Commission. Connect with ZNotes on  Instagram  Twitter   Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram Twitter Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community
28:47
April 01, 2021
Eureka to $12M Company ft. Jacob Wedderburn-Day | The Tomato Timer #049
An entrepreneurial venture most often involves getting the right idea at the right time. But there is so much more that goes into the eventual success after that eureka moment, much of which fades away in the background. Hear Jacob Weddernburn-Day, the co-founder of Stasher, talk about the journey that led him to establish his startup as a $12 million company. Who is Jacob?  Jacob Wedderburn-Day is the founder of Stasher — a travel tech startup that connects travellers looking to store luggage with shops and hotels providing storage space. Jacob and Anthony, friends from their time studying economics at Oxford together, co-founded the business in 2015.  They have grown it from the initial idea back when they were students to being a venture-backed company, valued at over $12 million, present in  250 cities worldwide. They were both recognised this year on Europe’s  Forbes 30 under 30 list. In addition to Stasher, Jacob and Anthony co-founded Tree points, a climate change social enterprise. They can also be heard on the Morality of Everyday Things podcast, an everyday philosophy show which ranks in the top 5% of podcasts worldwide.      Connect with ZNotes on Instagram Twitter  Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram Twitter Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community
27:42
March 24, 2021
From Grassroots Movements to Global Change ft. Madhav Datt | The Tomato Timer #048
Is there a cause that you deeply care about, an issue that makes you want to lead change, but you don't know where to begin considering the extent and size of it? Hear Madhav Datt talk about his story of how starting an environmental club led him to change 80,000 lives, epitomizing the influence passion and dedication can together have. Who is Madhav Datt? Madhav Datt founded Green the Gene as a small environmental club in his school when he was 8 years old. Today, Green the Gene is one of the world’s largest completely youth-led environmental non-profits, with over 7,000 young volunteers and projects in 62 countries. They pioneer low-cost technology and data-driven solutions to help local communities in environmental crises across the world. Their focus on safe water accessibility has created affordable water purification devices that bring safe, usable water access to thousands of people in underserved areas. Madhav also co-founded Nostos Homes - a non-profit building homes for the forcibly displaced. Website Instagram Twitter Facebook Instagram Twitter Connect with Madhav on Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community Connect with ZNotes on Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram Twitter
26:24
March 17, 2021
Making Passion Work ft. Nikita Khandwala | The Tomato Timer #047
If things were always as simple as going by the "follow your passion"  rhetoric, nobody would choose to enter or stick with jobs that make them miserable. Hear Nikita Khandwala talk about how you can practically chase what you care about despite the prevalent yet forgotten complexities     Who is Nikita?   Nikita Khandwala is a Strategy Analyst at LinkedIn, a World Economic  Forum Global Shaper and the co-founder of Unbox - a digital platform on a  mission to help young people thrive in the passion economy.     Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5     Connect with ZNotes on   Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevis...​   Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision​     Connect with Zubair Junjunia on  Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/​   Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia​
25:03
March 11, 2021
Cheat Codes for Landing Your Dream Career ft. Justin Nguyen | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #046
Stellar grades, admirable skills, remarkable CVs: these are great! But in a world as competitive as ours, are these enough? Catch this episode to understand what more you could do to make your way into your dream university or job!     Who is Justin? Justin is the Founder of GetChoGrindUp, a media company helping students navigate their way through college. He is also the host of the iTunes  Top 100 podcast Declassified College, where he unlocks cheat codes to thriving in college in bite-sized episodes. Justin has grown his podcast  through his LinkedIn and TikTok content (@declassifiedcollege) where he gets a combined 7+M views each month.   Connect with Justin on   Instagram Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord Community Connect with ZNotes on
26:05
March 03, 2021
What we imagined vs. what happened ft. Mohamed Abdellah | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #045
Guest Bio: Mohamed is an Industrial Engineering Student, in his last year, studying at the University of Toronto and pursuing a minor in  Business. He has recently completed a 13-month internship in management consulting at a boutique firm called  The Porier Group. He has now  founded a digital marketing agency, called Noor Marketing, that specializes in using paid advertising and sales funnels.     Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community Connect with ZNotes on   Instagram Twitter     Connect with Zubair Junjunia on:   Instagram Twitter 
28:50
February 22, 2021
Maximising Global Potential with Gender Equality | The Tomato Timer #044
Breaking stereotypes, defying socio-cultural barriers, following one's  passion and making the world a better place: hear about these from Salam  Al Nukta, a woman who has done it all! Guest Bio: Originally from Syria, Salam is a startup enthusiast based in the Netherlands with a passion for bringing immediate and strategic value-added projects focusing on women’s empowerment and communities’  prosperity. She founded and launched “ChangeMakers” in 2016, a startup in Syria that aims to close the gender gap in STEM. She has completed 3  years of BSc in Biology from Damascus University before she started a  BSc in International Business Administration in the Netherlands. She is a  public speaker on issues related to female engagement in economic development, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community Connect with Salam on  Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram & Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram & Twitter
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February 18, 2021
Demystifying Space Science | The Tomato Timer #043
As kids, curiosities about space are not rare. But the initial flickers of interest seem to fade in the absence of illuminating space education.  Yumna Majeed is tackling the issue, spreading space education in her community!   Guest Bio: Yumna Majeed is a space educator and aspiring astronaut. She has been working to promote astronomy and space technology in Pakistan since 2016. Yumna founded Exploration which is a space education-based social enterprise. She believes every kid should get answers to their space imaginations which they usually don't get in their classrooms. For that purpose, she is working in affiliation with various international space organizations. Yumna Majeed is a Medical Lab Technologist,  graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore.   Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community. .    Connect with Yumna on  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram & Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram & Twitter #ZNotes #TTT
25:59
February 12, 2021
Are you mindful of your digital habits? ft. Tyler Shores | The Tomato Timer #042
In this episode, Tyler Shores talks about the conversation surrounding digital well-being and gives bits of advice for you to work out a plan that gives you the results you want. Link mentioned: https://cambridgeresearcher.com/our-lives-on-screen-our-reading-habits-and-how-to-manage-our-digital-distractions/   Guest Bio: Tyler Shores is the Manager of the ThinkLab Program, within  the Strategic Partnership Office at the University of Cambridge. His  research focuses upon reading in print, reading on screens, and digital  distraction and attention spans. Tyler’s current projects are focused on  digital wellbeing, social media, and the role of digital technology in  our everyday lives. Prior to Cambridge, Tyler worked at Google in  Mountain View, CA as part of Authors@Google, one of the world’s largest  online lecture series. In addition he has worked as a director of  digital textbooks in the field of nonprofit education, and most recently  worked as a manager in online education at Stanford University.     Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord  community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5 .     Connect with ZNotes on   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevis Twitter: https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/zjunjunia      #ZNotes #TTT
28:36
February 02, 2021
What should I study to get into tech? ft. Aakash Arora | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #041
The buzz and endless pathways surrounding technology sound fascinating. But at first glance, these can be equally intimidating when you don't know how to navigate through any of it. Listen to Aakash Arora to understand more about exploring these areas, and making your way into tech! Guest bio: Aakash Arora is the co-founder of Turing Education, a company that provides STEM Education through an interdisciplinary approach; aligning with emerging technologies, national curriculum, and the industry. Turing Ed is currently developing an AI to incorporate unsupervised learning in the classroom and regularly holds workshops at various schools and corporations in London. Aakash has also been awarded 1st place at the National Robotics Olympiad, Carnegie Mellon's Botball Robotics Competition, and invited to the Global Conference of Educational Robotics. Aakash's passion lies within leveraging technology to provide STEM education and truly believes it is of importance to advance EdTech at the same pace as other industries. His vision follows a "gamify education" platform for all. Connect with Aakash Arora on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aakash-ar... Website: https://www.turinged.com/ Instagram: @turingeducation Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with ZNotes on: Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevis...  Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
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January 27, 2021
Perfecting Your Personal Statements ft. Oliver Rutherford | The Tomato Timer #040
A considerable part of the admission decisions made by universities  depends on the personal statement. But amidst misinformation and  systemic inequalities, access to guidance for the same lacks for many  students. Watch Oliver Rutherford discuss this, and ways for you to  perfect your personal statement!   Guest Bio: Ollie is the Co-Founder of UniRise, a social enterprise that  has helped over 6,000 students around the world get into top UK  universities. After a brief stint in finance, Ollie completed the Teach  First programme where he became a maths teacher in a challenging  inner-city London secondary school. In his second year teaching, he  became the Deputy Head of Maths, and after this year, he joined an  early-stage high-growth ed-tech start-up called Aula, where he expanded  the company into the USA. Ollie is now obsessed with how to give every  student, no matter what their background, the opportunity to realise  their potential.     Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord  community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5.     Unirise social media handles:-  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uniriseuk/  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@uniriseuk?  Connect with Oliver Rutherford on: Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliver-rutherford-a5920981/  YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCDJZWa8dDMDpoqHaYN1uDQ/featured (no content yet but will start uploading this week!) Connect with ZNotes on   Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevis...   Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision     Connect with Zubair Junjunia on  💜Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/  💙Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia
27:46
January 19, 2021
Serendipity Mindset ft. Christian Busch | The Tomato Timer #039
Serendipity is often associated with accidental miraculous events and uncontrollable strokes of luck. Hear Professor Christian Busch talk about how it’s more than just that; it is a mindset that can be cultivated, learnt and applied. Guest Bio: Professor Christian Busch directs the CGA Global Economy Program at New York University, and also teaches at the London School of Economics. Previously, he co-directed the LSE's Innovation Lab, and co-founded the Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators, as well as Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening leading CEOs. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Expert Forum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and on the Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 thinkers “most likely to shape the future.” Christian's bestselling book, The Serendipity Mindset: The Art & Science of Creating Good Luck (Penguin Random House), has been highlighted as a "wise, exciting, and life-changing book" (Arianna Huffington) and a "bracing and hopeful antidote to a world addicted to efficiency and control" (Daniel Pink), and his work has been featured by the BBC, Harvard Business Review, and Forbes. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with Christian Busch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisserendip Connect with ZNotes on Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevis... Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia #ZNotes #Podcast #TheTomatoTimer
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January 16, 2021
Becoming Energy Independent | The Tomato Timer #038
The future could seem uncertain right now in terms of the deteriorating world we live in, as well as from an individual career perspective. But there is hope, and Caritta Seppa discusses how you can help harmonize it into action. Guest Bio: Caritta Seppa is the co-founder and COO at Tespack, a company specialized in developing mobile energy solutions for off-grid workers. Caritta has been awarded by Forbes 30 Under 30, selected as one of the Top 100 Women in Wearables and she is one of the finalists for the Nordic Women in Tech Award 2020. She is a One Young World ambassador and passionate about technology and sustainable development. Caritta is an invited speaker to leading tech events such as MQ! Innovation Summit and Women in Tech Summit while also being a TEDx speaker. She was the co-organizer of the first Women in Tech Forum in Lima and has been featured by Forbes, Huffington Post, Women Leaders, and Tech.eu. Connect with Caritta on LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter The One Young World Logo is reproduced with permission of One Young World Limited.   Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord Community .   Connect with ZNotes on Instagram Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram Twitter
27:42
November 09, 2020
Empowering Women through Sports | The Tomato Timer #037
opportunity to represent my country at the International Olympic Academy for the event “58th International Session for Young Participants” which held in Greece. Also, the last year 2019, I got the opportunity to represent my organization at the One Young World International Summit held in London, UK. I was a recipient of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and I was also fortunate to meet The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. In 2018, I co-founded Deshi Ballers along with a friend of mine. This is a female-led voluntary organization that aims to empower women of all ages through sports. Our mission statement stands -- “To teach, develop, organize, manage and offer female youth players in Bangladesh opportunities to learn and play basketball while instilling life-lessons and values such as character, teamwork, discipline, respect, and sportsmanship.” Through our venture, we are trying to provide opportunities to the girls who want to pursue sports as their career and mainly trying to reduce the discrimination which a woman had to face in sports. As a female athlete myself, I know how hard it is for women to hold on to any sport in my country. Connect with Gulnahar on  LinkedIn Instagram Twitter Facebook YouTube Deshi Ballers: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn The One Young World Logo is reproduced with permission of One Young World Limited.   Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord Community .   Connect with ZNotes on Instagram Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram Twitter
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October 19, 2020
Build Your Own Path | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #036
In this episode, Spandana Palaypu talks about the shift in mindsets in the corporate world, with the one-way revenue-driven approach now being integrated with social responsibility, and the application of this idea into her own start-up helping blue-collar workers pursue their dream jobs. She takes us through her journey, right from a high-schooler making decisions about her subjects to the entrepreneur making her mark in the world.   Guest Bio: Spandana founded ZoEasy, a platform which educates and matches migrant workers to the right employment opportunities using ethical and transparent hiring processes. ZoEasy focuses on sustainable job creation at fair wages and reduces inequalities by combining technology and modern hiring practices with Government Collaborations, Skill Development and Training She graduated with a First Class Honours in Business and Management from Aberystwyth University (UK) and is an Alumna of Stanford University’s EPGY Program. She has been featured on World Economic Forum and Financial Times for the work she is doing and has received several awards, including 2019’s Most Influential by Ahlan, Forbes 50 Startups, Duke of Edinburgh and World Challenge. As a World Challenger, she visited Tanzania and assisted in building schools and teaching. She has been awarded the Enterprise for Peace Scholarship by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to attend the One Young World Summit; where she was a Delegate Speaker for the Education Plenary Session and became a part of Akon’s inaugural team of entrepreneurial brand influencers. She has also spoken about Industry 4.0 and Workforce Development at the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment in Australia and was chosen to contribute to the International Labour Organisation’s Global Youth Employment Agenda. She is now a Global Shaper and Incoming Vice Curator (Dubai Hub) at the World Economic Forum and is contributing towards education projects. Spandana also recently won Lead 2030’s United Nations SDG Challenge for Goal 4 (Quality Education), funded by Credit Suisse and is a winner of Expo 2020’s Innovation Impact Program. Spandana is also a vivid traveler, trekker, swimmer, marathon runner and a voracious reader. Absolutely loves music, and has an ear for languages, giving her the ability to actually sing in 9 languages. She is a strong believer of EQ over IQ and loves the company ofpeople from different walks of life.   LinkedIn (Personal) LinkedIn (Company Page) Facebook (Personal) Facebook (Company Page) / Instagram (Company Page) Twitter (Company Page) The One Young World Logo is reproduced with permission of One Young World Limited.   Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord Community .   Connect with ZNotes on Instagram Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram Twitter
28:25
October 05, 2020
From Consulting to Changemaking | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #035
In this episode, Joel Alexander talks about finding his own company as a university student and the barriers that arise when embarking on such a path. He offers insights into overcoming these challenges, dealing with rejection, and building confidence when everything seems to be pitted against you. He talks about adding meaning to your life by adding meaning to someone else's, as he works actively towards creating an impact. Guest Bio: Joel has also worked as the Co-Founder of Project Access India, trying to ensure that only passion and potential define a child's access to top tier higher education. His team has scoped the challenge for underprivileged students in India and were working on securing sponsorships to bridge the massive funding gap seen to allow district/state level toppers to have access to a university education that exposes them to an entirely new world that they can then take home and reimagine there. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord Community .   Connect with ZNotes on Instagram Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram Twitter
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September 25, 2020
Breaking Maths Stereotypes | Znotes: The Tomato Timer #34
Maths is so much more than the formulas and procedures we have known to associate it with. In this episode, we break these stereotypes and discuss the various dimensions maths entails: the creativity, the critical thinking, and the background that goes into developing the procedures. Guest Bio: Ivan Zelich graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2020 studying pure mathematics. He has given two TED talks in Paris and Sydney speaking about education and his paper on geometry that he published while in high school.  He has competed in olympiads and is excited to share his insights into test-taking strategies and of course, mathematics! Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord Community .   Connect with ZNotes on Instagram Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram Twitter  
31:20
September 21, 2020
The Law Student's Guide | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #033
What to expect at law school, or at any course you choose, and how to get there: there are these tips and tricks that come in handy. But the ways to access that invaluable information are generally not so accessible. In our recent Tomato Timer's episode, we explore some of these with two Cambridge graduates while also talking about their journeys. Want a TLDR? Read about this in our blog Expert Bios Dabi Olu-Odugbemi is a trainee solicitor at an American law firm in London and co-author of The Law Student’s Guide. While at university, she received training contract and vacation scheme firms from Magic Circle law firms such as Clifford Chance and Linklaters, and US law firms like Cleary Gottlieb. After graduating from Cambridge University with a first-class honours law degree, she realized that there was so much advice she wished she could have given to her younger self, that would have made the process of studying law and applying for jobs easier. It was this initial thought that sparked the desire to create an ebook and resulted in her and Michelle Wong writing The Law Student’s Guide. Some of Dabi’s other notable accomplishments including winning third prize in the prestigious Times Law Awards and being selected as a runner up for the Slaughter and May Africa Essay prize. Dabi also has a blog called the DisclosingAfricaBlog (DAB). Michelle Wong is currently a trainee solicitor at the Hong Kong office of an international law firm, after graduating from the University of Cambridge in 2019. Michelle is passionate about access to education and youth initiatives. She co-authored a free 16-chapter e-book for aspiring and current law students titled, “The Law Student’s Guide” with Dabi, and organized a free English tutoring program for underprivileged primary school children in Hong Kong in response to COVID-19 class shutdowns. Michelle is also passionate about social justice and human rights; during her undergraduate years, Michelle co-founded a human rights law society at Cambridge, and was Co-President of the Cambridge Refugee Scholarship Campaign. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord Community .   Connect with ZNotes on Instagram Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram Twitter  
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September 12, 2020
Creating Oppurtunities Around You | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #032
In this episode with Fatima Moin, discover ways to create an impact irrespective of limitations you can be surrounded by and learn how to access international opportunities from wherever you are. Read this now on
27:26
August 29, 2020
The Custody of Our Planet | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #031
Hey everyone! Today Z talks to Aliza Ayaz, the Founder and Executive Chair of UCL's Climate Action Society about our responsibility towards climate change and how our individual voices can help shape the world.   Aliza Ayaz's Bio: Aliza is a Population Health undergraduate student at UCL. She is the Founder and Executive Chair of UCL's Climate Action Society. CAS educates, advocates and acts for climate resilience across campuses and cities with a focus on diversity & inclusion. It aims to make climate action more engaging, applicable and affordable. CAS partnered with the UN and became the first student society to lobby with the parliament, leading it to become the first parliament in the world to declare a "climate emergency". Since 2018, Aliza has won the "Student Award for Outstanding Commitment to Sustainability" for 3 years straight at the UK Sustainability Awards. She is currently involved in environmental consulting for start-ups and universities and advises the UK Parliament on environmental policies as a student representative.  Send in any questions for Aliza in the comment section   Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5.   Connect with ZNotes on  💜Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevis...  💙 Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision  Connect with Zubair Junjunia on  💜Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/  💙Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia
29:28
July 14, 2020
Change-makers: On Leading Paradigm Shifts | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #030
Hey everyone! Today Z talks to Laura Hay about transforming the educational sector and supporting young students!   Laura Hay's Bio: Born in Madrid and raised between Spain, U.S. and U.K., Laura has been working at the intersection between Education, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Communications – from grassroots projects to systems change efforts.  With an M.A. in Social Innovation from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in Linguistics and International Studies from Duke University, Laura has spent the last five years working with Ashoka – the oldest and largest network of social entrepreneurs – leading their Empathy Education and Young Changemakers initiatives aimed at transforming education systems for the 21st century and supporting young people as changemakers.    Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5 Connect with ZNotes on  💜Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevis...  💙 Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision  Connect with  Zubair Junjunia on  💜Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/  💙Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia
28:14
July 06, 2020
Lessons in Learning from an Actor | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #029
"You spin it around, you do the same thing back to me. In doing that, we're creating our own story."   This episode of the Tomato Timer with Aidan Whytock, we cover how he came up with his startup doing this acting career, and applying lessons in acting to learning!   Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5.   Connect with ZNotes on  💜Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision/  💙 Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision   Connect with Zubair Junjunia on 💜Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/  💙Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia
27:28
July 01, 2020
Becoming The Best Version of You | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #028
Hey everyone! From the 12 books that every student must read, to preparing yourself for a CS degree in university, Millie McQuillin discusses it all! Check it out!! Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with ZNotes on 💜Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision/ 💙 Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on 💜Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ 💙Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia
26:48
June 29, 2020
Diving into Data Science | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #027
Hey everyone! Episode 27 of the Tomato Timer is now out, and in this episode we have Leen Madanat talk about how she got into data analytics and how data can help shape our daily lives and choices! Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with ZNotes on 💜Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision/ 💙 Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on 💜Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ 💙Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia
25:55
June 23, 2020
Journey Before Destination with Ali Abdaal (Part 2) | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #026
Hey everyone! Episode 25's pt. 2 with Ali Abdaal is now out, and in here, he talks about maximising efficiency when creating content, putting yourself out there and the Spotlight Effect! Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with ZNotes on 💜Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision/ 💙 Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia on 💜Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ 💙Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia Connect with Ali on 📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/aliabdaal 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/aliabdaal 📕 Facebook - https://facebook.com/aliabdaal
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June 16, 2020
Journey Before Destination with Ali Abdaal (Part 1) | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #025
In the twenty-fifth episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Ali talk about learning techniques, enjoying the journey and looking at the bigger picture of life to overcome present obstacles. Stay tuned for the next episode coming out soon!   Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5.   Connect with ZNotes on   💜Instagram  - https://www.instagram.com/znotesrevision/  💙 Twitter - https://twitter.com/znotesrevision   Connect with Zubair Junjunia on   💜Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/  💙Twitter - https://twitter.com/zjunjunia  Connect with Ali on   📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/aliabdaal  🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/aliabdaal  📕 Facebook - https://facebook.com/aliabdaal
27:48
June 09, 2020
The Global Conversation | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #024
The youth must take up the reins to lead this world and it is important for us to be engaged and informed in the global conversation for the future of our planet. On this special episode, Zubair is joined by Edward Syed, Media & Strategy Adviser for #UN75 and Majken Barbro Witt, Business Director at IMPACTR, sharing their views and requesting you to join in this global conversation by completing the survey at https://un75.online/partner/Edward-Syed Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram & Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram & Twitter
37:32
June 05, 2020
Liftoff With a Rocket Scientist | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #023
In the twenty-third episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Bianca Cefalo, A Space Systems Thermal Product Manager at Airbus Group Inc., aerospace engineering, making the transition from formula 1 racing to space science and inclusivity. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram & Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram & Twitter
27:15
June 01, 2020
Acing The Interview | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #022
In the twenty-second episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Charlotte Fitzpatrick, a Digital & Technological Solutions Degree Apprentice at BT, talk about acing interview, apprenticeships and inclusivity in the tech world. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram & Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram & Twitter
25:59
May 29, 2020
Everyone can code | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #021
In the twenty-first episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Roseanna McMahon, a maths and computer science graduate, talk about becoming a software developer, the future of computer science in the job market and women in coding. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram & Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram & Twitter
25:40
May 18, 2020
The Art of Creating Space | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #020
In the twentieth episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Joanna Wyroba, a Business Director for Design and Engineering at Arcadis, talk about becoming an architect, sustainability and working remotely. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram & Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram & Twitter
27:07
May 11, 2020
Working in The Tech Industry | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #019
In the nineteenth episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Hollie Keen, a Digital & Technological Solutions Degree Apprentice at BT, talk about inclusivity in the tech world and how exploring unknown fields and working from a young age helps a tech career. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram & Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram & Twitter
20:19
May 08, 2020
The Journey of a Medic | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #018
In the eighteenth episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Dr Baptiste, an award-winning portfolio GP, educator, entrepreneur and writer; talk about becoming a GP, navigating through COVID and diversity in the medical field.(edited) Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram & Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram & Twitter
25:24
May 04, 2020
Alternatives to University | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #017
In the seventeenth episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Elaine Coffey, an Operations Manager for a Herbicide with also responsibility for Site Logistics, talk about succeeding without a traditional 4-year degree, leadership skills, and breaking gender barriers Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ZNotesRevision/ & Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZNotesRevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia: @zjunjunia
27:41
May 01, 2020
Women in Business | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #016
In the sixteenth episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Tanisha Sharma from News UK talk about the media industry and the importance of having female representation in technology! #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram & Twitter Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Instagram & Twitter
27:19
April 27, 2020
Breaking Gender Stereotypes | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #015
In the fifteenth episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Kate Self, a  Digital & Technological Solutions Degree Apprentice at BT, talk about balancing an apprenticeship and a job, breaking the barrier for women in STEM, and becoming a stem ambassador!  #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK (https://www.stem.org.uk/) where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences.  Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5.  Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ZNotesRevision/ & Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZNotesRevision  Connect with Zubair Junjunia: @zjunjunia
24:09
April 23, 2020
The Ups and Downs of Research | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #014
In the thirteenth episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Abdulraouf Abbas, a Microbiology and Genetics graduate talk about cancer research, molecular genetics, the importance of finding a passion for a subject in learning #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK (https://www.stem.org.uk/) where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ZNotesRevision/ & Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZNotesRevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia: @zjunjunia
27:17
April 20, 2020
The Stem Cell Episode | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #013
In the thirteenth episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Emily Read, a PhD student at The Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at King's College London and talk about stem cell research, it's future and tips for aspiring scientists. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK (https://www.stem.org.uk/) where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ZNotesRevision/ & Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZNotesRevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia: @zjunjunia
27:31
April 15, 2020
Starting a Business: What do I need to do? | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #012
In the twelfth episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Malla talk about venture capitalism, advice for budding entrepreneurs, and having a work-life balance in university. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK (https://www.stem.org.uk/) where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ZNotesRevision/ & Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZNotesRevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia: @zjunjunia
25:59
April 13, 2020
Careers in Media | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #011
In the eleventh episode of the Tomato Timer, Zubair and Allanah Green, Digital & Technological Solutions Degree Apprentice at BT, discuss apprenticeships, new tech, and staying motivated. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK (https://www.stem.org.uk/) where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ZNotesRevision/ & Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZNotesRevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia: @zjunjunia
25:54
April 09, 2020
Chatting with a Chemist | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #010
In the tenth episode of the Tomato Timer, Z and Tom Knight discuss chemistry, choosing the right degree, and a pharmaceutical perspective of COVID - 19. #STEMCareers is a collaboration with STEM UK (https://www.stem.org.uk/) where STEM Ambassadors will be joining and sharing their insights and experiences. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5.  Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ZNotesRevision/ & Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZNotesRevision Connect with Zubair Junjunia: @zjunjunia
26:13
April 06, 2020
Budgeting as a Student 101 | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #009
In the ninth episode of the Tomato Timer, Z and Krish Theobald, the former YouTube and content manager at ZNotes, and an aspiring interior designer talk about personal finance and budgeting as a student. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Blog: https://zubairjunjunia.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/znotes1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Znotesrevision Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7jPpEntVVviSy0SNOqnZMq
25:20
March 31, 2020
The Changing World of Work | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #008
In the eigth episode of the Tomato Timer, Z andJasnam Sidhu, the co-founder of Disruptive Innovation Practise at PwC,  talk about alternative career paths, the difference between A-Levels and IB and useful business skills that students can use every day to improve their career. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Blog: https://zubairjunjunia.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Connect with ZNotes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/znotes1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Znotesrevision Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7jPpEntVVviSy0SNOqnZMq
22:25
September 25, 2019
Let's Talk Business | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #007
In the seventh episode of the Tomato Timer, Z and Yuliana Topazly, discuss what it takes to be a businessperson, and how to start a business as a teenager.  Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with Zubair Junjunia on Blog: https://zubairjunjunia.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Connect with ZNotes on  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/znotes1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Znotesrevision Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7jPpEntVVviSy0SNOqnZMq
25:19
September 16, 2019
Life in Cambridge | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #006
In the sixth episode of the Tomato Timer, Z and Andrea Joyce, a teacher from Cambridge, discuss the skillsets that universities look at during the selection process, balancing schoolwork and social life, and advice for beginner writers (and a bit about dessert too!). Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with Zubair Junjunia on: Blog: https://zubairjunjunia.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Connect with ZNotes on: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/znotes1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Znotesrevision Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7jPpEnt...
25:01
September 11, 2019
The Ivy League Experience | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #005
In the fifth episode of the Tomato Timer Pomcast, Z has a chat with Fernando Bilfinger from Yale University about his experience in college. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with Zubair Junjunia on: Blog: https://zubairjunjunia.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Connect with ZNotes on: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/znotes1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Znotesrevision Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7jPpEnt...
25:51
July 03, 2019
How to become a learning machine? | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #004
In the fourth episode of the Tomato Timer Pomcast, Z has a chat with Tom Cassidy about learning techniques and how to learn efficiently. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with Zubair Junjunia on: Blog: https://zubairjunjunia.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Connect with ZNotes on: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/znotes1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Znotesrevision Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7jPpEnt...
25:38
June 22, 2019
@ThreeSciencesForALevel - How I got 10k+ followers on my Studygram | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #003
 In the third episode of the ZNotes podcast, Zubair and Mo from 3SciencesForALevels discuss school experiences, exam prep, social media and answer questions asked by the community in real-time.  Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with Zubair Junjunia on: Blog: https://zubairjunjunia.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Connect with ZNotes on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/znotes1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Znotesrevision Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7jPpEntVVviSy0SNOqnZMq
47:39
June 11, 2019
Summer.. What do I do? | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #002
In the second episode of the ZNotes podcast, Zubair and the ZNotes Team discuss extracurricular activities to do over the summer and answer questions asked by the community in real-time. Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with Zubair Junjunia on: Blog: https://zubairjunjunia.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Connect with ZNotes on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/znotes1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Znotesrevision Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7jPpEntVVviSy0SNOqnZMq
39:12
June 09, 2019
Ask me anything | ZNotes: The Tomato Timer #001
A live session with the ZNotes Discord community where Z and the ZNotes Team answer questions asked by the community in real-time.  Join our next live session by becoming part of the ZNotes Discord community at https://discord.gg/pntDdE5. Connect with Zubair Junjunia on: Blog: https://zubairjunjunia.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zjunjunia/ Connect with ZNotes on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/znotes1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Znotesrevision Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7jPpEntVVviSy0SNOqnZMq
41:30
June 08, 2019