UCL Remarkable Stories
PODCAST - UCL Remarkable Stories
As part of the #WeAreUCL campaign, we're showcasing the diversity, resilience and achievements of our staff, students and alumni by telling their Remarkable Stories.
We'll be releasing a new podcast interview with a different student, staff member or alumnus/alumna each week, who'll be sharing their personal stories on a range of topics relevant to us all. We hope that they inspire our community to persevere and stay positive in these tough times and long afterwards.
Organiser: UCL Minds Podcasts
In this podcast, we hear from Alex Page, who works within the Office of Vice Provost Advancement to ensure donors to the university are properly looked after.
Alex shares how anxiety has affected his life in unexpected ways, and how he manages this on a daily basis.
For our second podcast episode, we hear from UCL biosciences students Lincoln Lee and Kisum Chan, who founded the social enterprise Rice Inc.
Rice Inc. won the prestigious Hult Prize in 2018 - Kisum and Lincoln tell us about their experiences in the competition and how they got involved with UCL Innovation & Enterprise.
In our third episode, Nick Coveney, a publisher and UCL alumnus, shares his personal experiences of coming out as gay and growing up as someone in the LGBTQ+ community.
Nick tells his story to help inspire others in the UCL community. Please note this episode contains some strong language.
Undergraduate student Leah tells her moving story of overcoming drug and alcohol addiction. Leah started drinking alcohol and taking drugs at a young age and struggled with addiction most of her adult life. Eventually by entering detox, Leah managed to turn her life around, she is now a first-year UCL student and is embracing the opportunity of studying at UCL. Please note this episode contains some strong language.
Eating disorders are characterised by an abnormal attitude towards food that causes one to change their eating habits and behaviour. In this episode of Remarkable Stories, Alex talks very candidly about her own journey and challenges living with an eating disorder, how she got through it, and how today she uses the experience to help others in similar circumstances.