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Hawk Talk is all about sport at the University of Cambridge. Hosts Holly and Jonathan chat to former and current Cantabs about their time in the Light Blues. Topics covered include playing international sport whilst studying at Cambridge, picking up a new sport and taking it all the way to becoming a Blue, and overcoming adversity to play sport at Cambridge. We hope to shed light on the fact that you really can excel at both sport and academics whilst at the University of Cambridge.

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Hawk Talk is all about sport at the University of Cambridge. Hosts Holly and Jonathan chat to former and current Cantabs about their time in the Light Blues. Topics covered include playing international sport whilst studying at Cambridge, picking up a new sport and taking it all the way to becoming a Blue, and overcoming adversity to play sport at Cambridge. We hope to shed light on the fact that you really can excel at both sport and academics whilst at the University of Cambridge.

    S1 E11 - The Joy of Transferable Skills

    S1 E11 - The Joy of Transferable Skills

    Welcome to another episode of Hawk Talk!  In this episode, Holly and Jonathan interview multi-Blues athlete, Joy Lisney.  Joy has represented the Light Blues in over 15 Varsity Matches across lacrosse, cycling, triathlon, athletics and cricket.  What's even more impressive is that she's juggled and switched between sports whilst also maintaining an international music career and studying for her degree.  As she comes to the end of her PhD in music composition, Joy shares with us how she managed to transfer between sports, and between music and sport.  Crucial transferable skills have really been the key to her success.  Have a listen to the episode to find out more!

    To see more from Joy, follow her on Instagram @joylisney (for music content) and @sportingjoy (for sport content).

    For more of an insight into life as a Light Blue athlete, check out our Instagrams @hawksclubcambridge and @ospreyscambridge

    ***Please note this episode was recorded remotely***

    • 15 min
    S1 E10 - Higgy's History

    S1 E10 - Higgy's History

    Welcome to another episode of Hawk Talk!  In this episode, Holly and Jonathan interview Alastair Hignell CBE.  We look back on his time at Cambridge, where he was captain of the University rugby and football Blues teams, and reflect on how he managed to fit so much in!  We then chat about how sport impacted his career in teaching, and what it was like to play professional sport.

    Higgy's website

    For more of an insight into life as a Light Blue athlete, check out our Instagrams @hawksclubcambridge and @ospreyscambridge

    ***Please note this episode was recorded remotely***

    • 27 min
    S1 E9 - Sport at Cambridge Special

    S1 E9 - Sport at Cambridge Special

    Welcome to an extra-special episode of Hawk Talk with Holly and Jonathan. This is the 'podcast version' of a talk we gave to prospective students in January 2021. We thought it would be useful to have an episode giving a run-down on all things Sport at Cambridge. We talk about the benefits of sport (and the evidence behind it), University-level sport at Cambridge, College-level sport at Cambridge, and cover some FAQs too.

    Want to read more? Here are the links to the evidence for the benefits of sport:

    A review of the Social Impacts of Culture and Sport (Taylor et al. 2015)

    The British Active Students Survey (BUCS, ongoing)

    The Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) Student Loneliness Report (CUSU, 2020)

    How to look after your Mental Health using Exercise (Mental Health Foundation, accessed 18/01/21)

    Report on Sport and Academic Performance (University of Cambridge Sports Service, 2019)

    BUCS Employability Research Report (BUCS, 2013)

    Want to find out more about sport at Cambridge? The best way to get in touch with us is via our Instagrams @hawksclubcambridge and @ospreyscambridge, where we can answer your questions or point you in the right direction.

    ***Please note this episode was recorded remotely***

    • 15 min
    S1 E8 - Trading Running Shoes for Two Wheels

    S1 E8 - Trading Running Shoes for Two Wheels

    Welcome to the first episode of Hawk Talk in 2021!
    Holly and Jonathan are very pleased to be joined by the wonderful Ollie Fox.  Ollie recaps his experience of representing GB in Cross Country, before sharing his tips on balancing sport and academics - highlighting the importance of UCAPP.  He also takes the time to explain why he chose to hang up his running shoes and channel his sporting energy into cycling.
    For more of an insight into life as a Light Blue athlete, check out our Instagrams @hawksclubcambridge and @ospreyscambridge
    ***Please note this episode was recorded remotely***

    • 18 min
    S1 E7 - Reflections on Race and Access

    S1 E7 - Reflections on Race and Access

    Welcome to another episode of Hawk Talk!

    In this episode, Holly and Jonathan chat to University of Cambridge graduate, Dr Arav Gupta.  Join us for an important conversation about racism in sport.  Arav shares his experiences of racism in sport, and advises on what we should be doing to make sport for everyone.  We also briefly cover the history of HOATS.

    To read more experiences of racism in sport, Arav has recommended the following article: Racism in Football

    Follow Arav on his medicine journey on Instagram @aravgupta93.  He is also happy to be DM'ed with any questions around sport at Cambridge!

    For more of an insight into life as a Light Blue athlete, check out our Instagrams @hawksclubcambridge and @ospreyscambridge

    ***Please note this episode was recorded remotely***

    • 19 min
    S1 E6 - Pedalling on Through Tough Times

    S1 E6 - Pedalling on Through Tough Times

    Welcome back to Hawk Talk!

    In this episode, Holly and Jonathan chat to Alex Petter - the winner of the Sports Personality of the Year Award at the Cambridge University Sport Awards 2020.  Alex shares his sporting story, from choosing to apply to Cambridge, to being on the Cycling Club committee, to balancing academic work with both sport and medical treatment.  We thoroughly enjoyed having Alex on our podcast, and hope you enjoy the episode too!

    To see more of the Cycling Club at Cambridge, follow their Instagram: @cambridgeuniversitycyclingclub

    For more of an insight into life as a Light Blue athlete, check out our Instagrams @hawksclubcambridge and @ospreyscambridge

    ***Please note this episode was recorded remotely***

    • 17 min

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