UCL News Podcast - Welcome Week & our guide to UCLU
27 September 2012
The UCL News podcast gives you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.
On this podcast we welcome our new students and highlight
some of the latest news across UCL. We also get a taste of life at UCL Union
from student sabbatical officer James Skuse and catch up with Dr Geraint Jones
who has being trying his hand at science journalism at the Guardian this
Part 1 - News
This week Rob Eagle, UCL’s multimedia producer, joins us in
the podcast to explain the success of UCL’s YouTube channels, which has reached
more than one million views this week. But first, it probably hasn’t escaped
your notice that it’s Freshers Week this week. As well as individual course
welcome events, the UCL Union are organising a
welcome festival, with stalls from more than190 clubs and societies. We also hear
about a new study from UCL Mental Health Unit which draws links between low IQ
and poor health.
Part 2 – A day in the life of UCL Union
sabbatical officer James Skuse describes a day in the life of UCL Union with
help from student voices from around the university. The student union has
always played a massive role at UCL and this piece gives us a glimpse into the
work of the students and staff that keep it going from one year to the next.
Part 3 – Dr Geraint Jones’s summer of science journalism
This summer UCL space scientist Dr Geraint Jones delved into the fast-paced world of science journalism at the Guardian with the help of the British Science Association. Science and technology studies student Rupert Coles interviewed him for the podcast up in Aberdeen, during this year’s British Science Festival to find out a little bit more about his time at the Guardian, and how his perspective on the job of being journalist has changed.