27 episodes

Paige Mackenzie chats to estranged and care experienced students as they journey through university and beyond; the highs, the lows, the places to go and the importance of having somewhere to call home.
 
Tune in for a moment of motivation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Remember #AllofUsCanDoIt!

This is Us Care leavers and estranged students

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Paige Mackenzie chats to estranged and care experienced students as they journey through university and beyond; the highs, the lows, the places to go and the importance of having somewhere to call home.
 
Tune in for a moment of motivation on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Remember #AllofUsCanDoIt!

    Episode 27: Mark Riddell

    Episode 27: Mark Riddell

    It's the season finale! 

    To the end this season of the podcast, we've got something a bit different from the usual student and uni life chats. In this episode,  Paige speaks with special guest Mark Riddell MBE. 

    Mark is the National Advisor for Care Leavers for the Department of Education. He has lived experience of being in care and chats openly with Paige about his own experiences and how that has led him to the amazing work that he does today to influence policy and change. 

    We really hope that you enjoy this episode and as always, do let us know what you think.

    To find out more about the Unite Foundation scholarship visit Unite Foundation + our scholarship = This is us. (thisisusatuni.org)

    To be a guest on the podcast email info@unitefoundation.org.uk

    Join the This is Us community at This is Us Community (mn.co)

    If you are affected by any of the topics mentioned you can visit Home - Mind or text SHOUT to 85258

    • 41 min
    Episode 26: Cereza

    Episode 26: Cereza

    This week on the podcast we've got something a bit different!

    In this episode Paige and Cereza swap uni stories and chat through anonymous accounts of flatmate disasters!

    Cereza graduated Queen Mary University London on the Unite Foundation scholarship and talks to Paige about next steps, making Youtube videos and her ADHD diagnosis.

    To find out more about the Unite Foundation scholarship visit Unite Foundation + our scholarship = This is us. (thisisusatuni.org)
    To be a guest on the podcast email info@unitefoundation.org.uk
    Join the This is Us community at This is Us Community (mn.co)
    If you are affected by any of the topics mentioned you can visit Home - Mind or text SHOUT to 85258

    • 32 min
    Episode 25: King

    Episode 25: King

    Paige chats to King Balusa, who is studying Business Management and Marketing on the Unite Foundation scholarship in London. They discuss music, creativity, and King's transgender journey.

    To find out more about the Unite Foundation scholarship visit Unite Foundation + our scholarship = This is us. (thisisusatuni.org)
    To be a guest on the podcast email info@unitefoundation.org.uk
    Join the This is Us community at This is Us Community (mn.co)
    If you are affected by any of the topics mentioned you can visit Home - Mind or text SHOUT to 85258

    • 34 min
    Episode 24: Lauren

    Episode 24: Lauren

    In this episode Paige speaks with Lauren, who is currently studying a masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Edgehill University. 
    They chat through Lauren's experience and learnings around creative counselling, movement therapy and finding healthy ways of understanding and expressing your emotions. 
    To find out more about the Unite Foundation scholarship visit Unite Foundation + our scholarship = This is us. (thisisusatuni.org)
    To be a guest on the podcast email info@unitefoundation.org.uk
    Join the This is Us community at This is Us Community (mn.co)
    If you are affected by any of the topics mentioned you can visit Home - Mind or text SHOUT to 85258

    • 47 min
    Episode 23: Lisa

    Episode 23: Lisa

    To launch our 5th series of the This is Us podcast, Paige chats to Lisa who is a first year global law student at Queen Mary University London.

    They talk about the importance of support for care experienced young people, the journey to university and Lisa's plans for the future.

    To find out more about the Unite Foundation scholarship visit Unite Foundation + our scholarship = This is us. (thisisusatuni.org)
    To be a guest on the podcast email info@unitefoundation.org.uk
    Join the This is Us community at https://thisisusatuni.mn.co
    If you are affected by any of the topics mentioned you can visit Home - Mind or text SHOUT to 85258. 



     

    • 45 min
    Be Our Guarantor podcast special

    Be Our Guarantor podcast special

    In this special 'Be Our Guarantor' podcast episode, host Paige Mackenzie explores the issue of rent guarantors for care experienced and estranged students. She chats to Sam and Ezra who have been affected by the issue, as well as Unite Foundation director Fiona Ellison.

    You can find out more about how to support and get involved in the 'Be Our Guarantor' campaign here Be Our Guarantor = Unite Foundation (thisisusatuni.org)

    • 20 min

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