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Life…On Our Terms is the podcast that shines a light on amazing individuals who’ve rewritten the rules and forged their own successful paths. Presented by Gemma Cairney, this series with The Open University features sit-down chats with remarkable guests as we ask what they think about education, and how being able to learn in a way that works for them is key to achieving their ambitions. Each week, Gemma will be joined by a guest such as George The Poet, Jamal Edwards or Lavinya Stennett, as well as students from The Open University. It will leave you feeling inspired about what’s possible, and with a few ideas on what those first steps could look like for you.


Set your ambition free with The Open University. Find out more at: http://www.open.ac.uk/?cid=prts-1840395782


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    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

Life…On Our Terms is the podcast that shines a light on amazing individuals who’ve rewritten the rules and forged their own successful paths. Presented by Gemma Cairney, this series with The Open University features sit-down chats with remarkable guests as we ask what they think about education, and how being able to learn in a way that works for them is key to achieving their ambitions. Each week, Gemma will be joined by a guest such as George The Poet, Jamal Edwards or Lavinya Stennett, as well as students from The Open University. It will leave you feeling inspired about what’s possible, and with a few ideas on what those first steps could look like for you.


Set your ambition free with The Open University. Find out more at: http://www.open.ac.uk/?cid=prts-1840395782


A Listen & Acast Creative production for The Open University. 

    Historical Awareness…On Our Terms ft. Lavinya Stennett

    Historical Awareness…On Our Terms ft. Lavinya Stennett

    On this week’s episode of Life...On Our Terms, host Gemma Cairney is talking to education activist Lavinya Stennett, founder and CEO at The Black Curriculum. By campaigning for black history to be embedded in the national syllabus, Lavinya is working tirelessly to ensure the future of education involves a curriculum that reflects all of us. Together, Gemma and Lavinya will be discussing how broadening our knowledge and challenging the narratives we’re presented with are routes to lasting change, both for ourselves and in society.


    Gemma is later joined in the episode by Abiola, a student at The Open University and someone else who is making a positive impact. They discuss how he is completing his degree in Computing and IT, whilst balancing a career that’s helping tackle climate change. Abiola explains there isn’t just one way to study anything.


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    Sport...On Our Terms ft. Rasmus Ankersen

    Sport...On Our Terms ft. Rasmus Ankersen

    On this episode of Life…On Our Terms host Gemma Cairney takes a look at how to do things differently in the world of sport with a genuine modern-day innovator - Rasmus Ankersen. Rasmus is a performance specialist, an entrepreneur, a best-selling author and, most notably, Co-Director of Football at Brentford FC. We hear how Rasmus uses some fresh approaches, including data-driven decision making and a new way to nurture talent, to transform how learning is achieved in sport.


    As part of this episode Gemma is also joined by Bobby, a student with The Open University and a professional football player, to discuss keeping your options open, planning for the future and finding a balance in life.
     
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    Education...On Our Terms ft. George The Poet

    Education...On Our Terms ft. George The Poet

    In our debut episode, Gemma is joined by the supremely talented George the Poet to talk all things education. George joins Gemma to talk about his love of lifelong learning, how we can make education more inclusive, and the many ways in which we can learn and unlock our full potential.


    As well as George the Poet, Gemma is later joined by Syed - who decided to follow his ambition when an Ofsted inspector visited the school he worked at, recommending he study at the OU. Like George, Gemma and The Open University, Syed believes whole-heartedly in the power of education, and living life on your own terms. 
     
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    Welcome to Life...On Our Terms

    Welcome to Life...On Our Terms

    Life…On Our Terms is the podcast that shines a light on amazing individuals who’ve rewritten the rules and forged their own successful paths. Presented by Gemma Cairney, this series with The Open University features sit-down chats with remarkable guests as we ask what they think about education, and how being able to learn in a way that works for them is key to achieving their ambitions. Each week, Gemma will be joined by a guest such as George The Poet, Jamal Edwards or Lavinya Stennett, as well as students from The Open University. It will leave you feeling inspired about what’s possible, and with a few ideas on what those first steps could look like for you.


    Set your ambition free with The Open University. Find out more at: http://www.open.ac.uk/?cid=prts-1840395782


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Cag182 ,

Really inspirational

Great to hear stories of achievement and ambition - really enjoyed it

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Ramus Andersen (Brentford FC)

Good speaker but very weak questioning. Presenter was working down a set list rather than engaging & developing the concepts.

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