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    It's time to talk

    It's time to talk

    In this, the second of two episodes released to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, Georgina discusses Mental Health with two of our current students: Tanya and Esther.
    Tanya is a Postgraduate Law Student based in Barbados and Esther is studying Accounting and Finance from Singapore.
    Georgina is a Student Experience Manager here at the University of London and is part of the team leading on mental health and wellbeing. As a therapeutic practitioner, Georgina has eight years' experience facilitating writing for wellbeing groups in mental health units, education settings, public libraries, and alongside those with caring responsibilities. Some of these projects have resulted in published anthologies, edited by Georgina, of participants’ writing.  
    Completing her final research year in an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.

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    • 33 min
    Wellbeing and Mental Health

    Wellbeing and Mental Health

    In this episode, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week, Jo talks to Jennifer from TalkCampus and Georgina from the University of London's Student Experience Team about Mental Health and Wellbeing.
    Jennifer Russell is Clinical Director at TalkCampus and COO at TalkLife. Prior to this Jennifer worked in research and suicide prevention for 10 years including at Samaritans, specialising in the online environment and digital innovation to support mental health. She is also a Gestalt Counsellor. 
    Georgina is a Student Experience Manager here at the University of London and is part of the team leading on mental health and wellbeing. As a therapeutic practitioner, Georgina has eight years' experience facilitating writing for wellbeing groups in mental health units, education settings, public libraries, and alongside those with caring responsibilities. Some of these projects have resulted in published anthologies, edited by Georgina, of participants’ writing. 
     
    Completing her final research year in an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes, Georgina also has a Certificate in Counselling Skills, has completed Cruse Bereavement Awareness training, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and is also a Mental Health First Aider.

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    • 32 min
    Careers Support

    Careers Support

    We chat to Liz Wilkinson and Laura Brammar from the Careers Group, University of London about all the career resources we offer, insights into careers futures and how we support our students throughout their studies and beyond.
    All the resources mentions in this episode are available in the Student Portal https://my.london.ac.uk

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    • 35 min
    Our Students

    Our Students

    As we reach the end of 2020, a year that has affected all our lives in so many different ways with the COVID19 pandemic, we are taking some time to reflect and to celebrate the people that are at the heart of the University, our students.  
    In this episode we talk to two current and two former students, who are all bloggers for the University of London, about their experiences studying with us. They all come from different backgrounds and their life commitments mean their reasons to study with UOL and their approach to their studies are both diverse and interesting.
    Thank you to our students Charif and Tamecah, and our alumni Iman and Edidiong for their invaluable contributions. You can read all our participants blogs on our website https://london.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/student-blog.

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    • 46 min
    Venkatesh Prasad and International Sports Management

    Venkatesh Prasad and International Sports Management

    In a follow up to our interview with our International Sports Management Programme Director, Dr Oscar Mwaanga, we are joined by one of the students on the programme - International Cricketer, Venkatesh Prasad.
    Venkatesh joins Jo from India to talk about this illustrious career and his experience so far with the University of London.
    The moment Venkatesh describes when talking about the 1996 Cricket World Cup can be viewed here - https://youtu.be/lA2Ojyb0gqg?t=936
    Full information about the Postgraduate Certificate in International Sports Management can be found here - https://london.ac.uk/courses/sports-management

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    • 39 min
    Dr Oscar Mwaanga and International Sports Management

    Dr Oscar Mwaanga and International Sports Management

    In this episode we talk to Dr Oscar Mwaanga, the Programme Director of our Postgraduate Certificate in International Sports Management.
    Jo talks to Dr Mwaanga remotely about growing up in Zambia and his relationship with sport, and the place sport has during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. He also discusses the International Sports programme which has been collaboratively developed by the University of London and the World Academy of Sport, and some of the sportsmen and women that are involved with the programme, including South African international footballer, Lydia Monyepao and Indian cricketer, Venkatesh Prasad. 
    Full information about the International Sports Management programme can be found at https://london.ac.uk/courses/sports-management.

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    • 39 min

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