33 episodes

Are you a University of Plymouth student? or maybe you are interested in coming to the University? Then you are in the right place. The Life in Plym podcast is the place to learn all about student life!

For 2021, you can join recent graduate Tilda as she discovers the wellbeing and support services the University offer.

Or you can look back at out 2020 episodes, where Tilda is joined by her co-host Millie as they look at student life in a socially distanced world.

Intro song: UpBeat Party, by Scott Holmes.

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Are you a University of Plymouth student? or maybe you are interested in coming to the University? Then you are in the right place. The Life in Plym podcast is the place to learn all about student life!

For 2021, you can join recent graduate Tilda as she discovers the wellbeing and support services the University offer.

Or you can look back at out 2020 episodes, where Tilda is joined by her co-host Millie as they look at student life in a socially distanced world.

Intro song: UpBeat Party, by Scott Holmes.

    Who can I speak to about my mental health or stress?

    Who can I speak to about my mental health or stress?

    If you have ever felt stressed, alone, or are struggling with your mental health whilst at University, this episode is for you. Find out which mental health appointments are available for students at the University of Plymouth. Including "the listening post" and mental health appointments. 

    Tilda (your host!) interviews Ben Broad, a qualified mental health nurse, who is a mental health worker for the wellbeing team at the University of Plymouth.

    Links: 

    Livewell 24/7 helpline https://www.livewellsouthwest.co.uk/inpatient-mental-health-neurology/first-response-24-7-helpline

    Student Hub https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services

    • 19 min
    Covid Hardship Grant - accessing financial support as a student.

    Covid Hardship Grant - accessing financial support as a student.

    If Covid has put a strain on your financial situation then you may be able to get financial support as a University of Plymouth student. Whether you need a new laptop or help with some bills, the Covid Hardship Grant is there to support unexpected loss of income or new costs created by the pandemic. Listen to this episode to find out the details of who can apply, what you can apply for, and how simple the process is. 

    Contact the Student Hub for more information: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services 

    Thanks to Neil Gillet for the interview, Neil is the Student Services Manager at the University of Plymouth. 

    • 11 min
    Good News From 2020 - End of Year Episode!

    Good News From 2020 - End of Year Episode!

    2020 has been a tough year. Many of you will struggling with the impact of the pandemic, especially this winter break. 

    You may be thinking that it’s impossible to find the good in this year, which is why we have gone out of our way on the search for the most inspiring good news stories from Plymouth and beyond. From successful students to daring doggos our aim today is to show you how to look for the best in times that seem like the worst. 

    This year has brought us closer together even if we had to stay apart. 

    We hope this good news gives you a small moment of joy!

    Links:

    The Yellow Hearts Campaign - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-52589050

    German Shepard Playing Jenga - https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/dexterous-german-shepherd-stars-in-family-game-nights/

    LGBT election candidates - https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/12/lgbtq-candidates-won-elected-office-year-ever/

    UK Green Revolution - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-ten-point-plan-for-a-green-industrial-revolution

    • 21 min
    Sustainability Part 2 - Interview with Enviro Soc

    Sustainability Part 2 - Interview with Enviro Soc

    In this second part we talk to the Environmental Society about what sustainability means to them, how you can get involved and how students can live a more sustainable lifestyle with specific tips for living in Plymouth. And because of all the negative environmental press in the media we also highlight some of the good news stories from the university and initiatives students have taken to become a more environmentally sustainable campus. Enjoy!

    Society UPSU page: https://www.upsu.com/societies/envirosoc/

    • 24 min
    Sustainability - why should you care?

    Sustainability - why should you care?

    Today’s episode isn’t just for tree huggers and activists, sustainability is something that relates to every aspect of human life. From poverty to gender equality and from climate action to the job market. Whatever it is you care about we want to make sustainability relevant to you.  We want to help you not only imagine a better world, but help take the steps to achieve it!


    Since this episode is a little longer than usual, feel free to take a break whenever you hear the jingle!

    Sustainable development goals: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

    Commit to one change: https://www.count-us-in.org/

    • 29 min
    Celebrating Equality and Diversity

    Celebrating Equality and Diversity

    Today we have an honest interview with Andy Grace from the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team at the University. We discuss just some of the ways the university has become more inclusive for all students, and the support that is available to them. 

    We all want the university to be a safe, open and inclusive place where we can build meaningful  relationships, create long lasting memories as well as having the ability to thrive academically. 

    To do this we must recognise and celebrate all of our differences and realise that it is these differences that make us unique.

    Equality, diversity and inclusion: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/about-us/university-structure/service-areas/equality-diversity-and-inclusion

    When did you know? podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/2hvky3WbjXFrti4L5F3THl?si=4_Iri5fOS7-phjOCloqoHw

    • 25 min

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