12 episodes

Paige Mackenzie chats to care leavers and estranged students as they journey through university and beyond, guided by 3 songs that they associate with significant times in their lives. Produced with the Unite Foundation.

This is U‪s‬ Care leavers and estranged students

    • Society & Culture

Paige Mackenzie chats to care leavers and estranged students as they journey through university and beyond, guided by 3 songs that they associate with significant times in their lives. Produced with the Unite Foundation.

    Episode 12: Jax

    Episode 12: Jax

    It's the first episode of our 3rd series! Paige talks to Journalism student, Jax, about self confidence and belief, nights out in Aberdeen and Jax's work with This is Us, raising awareness of food insecurity through the #DineInFor2Pounds campaign - with...

    • 30 min
    Episode 11: Emily

    Episode 11: Emily

    In the final episode of 2020 Paige chats to Emily who's studying International Business and Marketing at De Montfort University. Emily talks about her experience being part of the Unite Foundation and her role in the recent rebrand and launch of This is...

    • 42 min
    Episode 10: Lewis

    Episode 10: Lewis

    In this episode of This is Us, Lewis chats to Paige about the power of a positive mindset, his reconnection with his parents, defying expectations and the society he’s setting up for care experienced and estranged students in Manchester – with Miguel,...

    • 41 min
    Episode 9: Stephen

    Episode 9: Stephen

    In Episode 3 or our second series, Stephen – a 3rd year Graphic Design student at DMU – talks to Paige about relationships, his journey to and through university and discovering his career path – with some little detours along the way. Sometimes you...

    • 32 min
    Episode 8: Tiyana

    Episode 8: Tiyana

    In episode 2 of our second series, Paige chats to Tiyana who's studying at Kings College London and keeps very busy alongside her studies as a stylist on fashion shoots and music videos and writing for Woman to Woman.Paige and Tiyana discuss feminism,...

    • 43 min
    Episode 7: Paige and Beki

    Episode 7: Paige and Beki

    Hello and welcome to series 2 of the This is Us podcast! We're starting the season with something a little bit different. In this first episode, Paige chats to Beki from the Unite Foundation. There's a lot of talk about tea (it's serious business),...

    • 34 min

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