The Media, Arts and Humanities Student Connectors are pleased to announce the launch of the student-led podcast ‘On the Record… with MAH’.
Words by Robyn Cowie
The MAH Student Connectors have created a new, interactive aspect to the school and with the goal being to foster a sense of community by creating a space for MAH students to express their ideas and interests, as well as engage with current affairs, events and community issues. I spoke to Sara Roesch, one of the MAH Student Connectors to ask some questions about this new and exciting project;
1. Why did MAH decide to venture in podcasting?
As MAH Student Connectors, our job is to improve the student experience and wellbeing of MAH students at Sussex. With lockdown and COVID making it very challenging to socialize and meet new people, we thought a collective podcast can help bring us together. Our main goal was to create an inclusive, easily accessible, and informal space for students to exchange ideas, hold discussions, and get to know each other, so we thought podcasting was the best medium for this.
2. What are you all hoping to achieve?
We are hoping that beyond being engaging and fun, students can also gain valuable interpersonal, academic, as well as professional skills by taking part in podcast production, which can help them in life outside and after their studies. Truly anyone from the MAH school has the opportunity to take part, whether as a producer, host, contributor, or editor, (and, of course, listener). That way, we can learn from each other, experiment, and enjoy learning and producing media without the pressure of being assessed.
3. Can you give us a sneak peek at some of the episodes you have planned for the rest of this academic term?
Absolutely, we have many exciting episodes coming up, such as discussions around various events and media, the role of arts in a modern world, Desert Island Disc featuring MAH staff, scandals and conspiracies, and discussions around various socio-political justice issues. That being said, we always welcome more ideas and contributors to existing ones, so if you are interested get in touch!
On Monday, Rosie Cook and Liepa Jusaite celebrate International Women’s Day with a discussion about women in art, giving credit to the female artists that inspired them to think differently. On Wednesday, Sarah Gill leads a culture club conversation on book adaptations! And that is just the first week of this new creative venture, with new episodes released twice weekly!
Listen on Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/show/41ldYBQD2VnXFL0zc0rFEm and also on SoundCloud, at soundcloud.com/mah-podcast.
If you are interested in getting involved, please email, firstname.lastname@example.org