The University of Sunderland podcast, is a series of podcasts that bring together our students and 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.
The Truth about the Covid-19 vaccine programme
In this episode of the University of Sunderland podcast, we're joined by Senior Lecturer in Immunology Dr Jane Falconer, to discuss the vaccine programme for Covid-19, the types of vaccines available and the ‘myths’ surrounding the vaccination process. More than 33 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine - part of the biggest inoculation programme the country has ever launched, but can it be trusted? Stay tuned to hear Dr Jane Falconer reveal all. (Stats correct at time of publish)
ReportOUT is a global SOGIESC (sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and sex characteristics) human rights organisation founded and chaired by our Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Programme Leader of the MSc Inequality and Society Drew Dalton. In this episode, Drew joins us to discuss a number of human rights abuses that currently affect sexual and gender minorities and advises on what we can do as allies to help.
It's Fashion Revolution week, and today we're joined by Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design and Promotion Naomi Austin to discuss sustainable textiles, fast fashion and making the fashion system more eco friendly.
If you are interested in finding out more about the fast fashion industry and what you can do to help the sustainable movement, stay tuned for some great insight and tips!
National Doctors' Day 2021
Today we're joined by staff from our school of Medicine to celebrate National Doctors' Day!
GP Lead and Clinical Tutor Dr. Alison Craig and Team Leader in GP Education Dr. Julian Hargreaves, who are also both practicing GP's, discuss their careers, their reasons for choosing the field and we find out more about their role at the university. If you are an aspiring Medicine student or just want to find out more about a career in Medicine, this is the episode for you!
International Women's Day 2021
Earlier this month we celebrated International Women’s Day with just some of the incredible women that make this university. To mark the day we recorded this episode and spoke about women's achievements, the challenges they have faced on their journeys, and how they haveeach taken action for equality.
Being an International student at the University of Sunderland
Are you interested in knowing more about student life here in Sunderland? In this episode, we're joined by some current international students of ours who are sharing their experiences on how they adapted to life in the UK, the application process and their reasons for choosing Sunderland.
If you are considering applying to Sunderland in the future from another country, stay tuned to hear from the students themselves and get an insight into their journey so far.