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Sunderland Talks is a series of podcasts that bring together our experts to discuss big ideas and topical issues that tie in with their current and future research in their specialist field. Featuring in-depth conversations, the podcasts are intended to showcase their opinions and views on important matters as well as a route to insider knowledge on new trends and upcoming key issues. The series will cover a wide range of topics from gun control to gender fluidity as well as discussions of academic research within their specialist field. The views expressed during these podcasts are purely those of the contributors at the time of broadcast and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University.

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Sunderland Talks is a series of podcasts that bring together our experts to discuss big ideas and topical issues that tie in with their current and future research in their specialist field. Featuring in-depth conversations, the podcasts are intended to showcase their opinions and views on important matters as well as a route to insider knowledge on new trends and upcoming key issues. The series will cover a wide range of topics from gun control to gender fluidity as well as discussions of academic research within their specialist field. The views expressed during these podcasts are purely those of the contributors at the time of broadcast and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University.

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    LGBT History Month

    LGBT History Month

    #LGBTHistoryMonth: What is it, why do we celebrate it and where did it all begin? ¿¿¿¿
    Senior Lecturer in Sociology / Programme Leader MSc Inequality and Society Drew Dalton joins us for our latest podcast to answer all this and more. We'll also cover the inaccuracies in how history is taught in the education system and highlight just some of the key LGBT figures that changed the world.

    • 34 min
    SQE: New Developments

    SQE: New Developments

    Caroline Gibby joins us again to discuss further developments that have occurred since we last spoke regarding the SQE, a qualifying exam that all solicitors must pass at the point of qualifying.

    • 10 min
    Halloween Special!

    Halloween Special!

    In this 'spooktacular' episode of Sunderland talks, we're joined by Dr Amy Pearson and Dr Sophie Hodgetts to discuss all things dark. From ghosts, dark triads, psychopaths and serial killers, we cover it all and hear from our experts on why such things fascinate us!

    • 31 min
    Sunderland Pride: Equality at SAFC

    Sunderland Pride: Equality at SAFC

    With Sunderland Pride approaching, we recently sat down with graduate Sam Willey and Sociology academic Drew Dalton to discuss equality, current issues within the community and rise of LGBTQ football fan groups.
    To support the need for wider inclusivity, SAFC LGBTQ was established by Sam to enhance the match day experience of LGBTQ supporters and to establish a dialogue with the club. His hard work has resulted in rainbow flags at the stadium and ongoing support from SAFC.. and it's just the beginning.

    • 35 min
    Islam and the Future with Dr Geoffrey Nash and Mohammed Shafiq

    Islam and the Future with Dr Geoffrey Nash and Mohammed Shafiq

    When it comes to media focus on Muslims and Islam, news is often limited to ‘Islamic extremism’ or 'conservative Muslims'. In our latest podcast Sunderland academic and Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Dr Geoffrey Nash, discusses with his PhD student Mohammed Shafiq a less well known school of Islam that Mohammed believes could be key in changing perceptions.

    • 24 min
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    Workplace Wellbeing with Sarah Pickup

    Workplace Wellbeing with Sarah Pickup

    For our latest podcast, we sat down with Dr Sarah Pickup, a Senior Lecturer in Health, Safety and Wellbeing here at the University of Sunderland for her insight on the rising number of new cases of stress, anxiety and depression being reported in the workplace every year.

    • 32 min

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