Kent Voices – podcasts by and for our Kent community

Did you know Student Services has a new podcast? Listen again over the holidays, and find out how you might contribute

Hi! I’m Charlie Gurr, I’m a student intern working as part of the Student Services Communications team. In October 2021, we started the Kent Voices podcast as a way of connecting with the University of Kent community through audio. From healthy relationships to disability history month, there have been lots of interesting discussions with staff and students.

Here’s a rundown of just some of the things that have featured on the Kent Voices podcast so far, which you can listen again to via KentPlayer:

Halloween and Bonfire Night: Hear all about staying safe on Bonfire Night, as well as having fun at Halloween! 

Sex and Healthy Relationships: Marking United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, this episode covered some important topics such as consent, and first times, as well as some funny bedroom anecdotes! 

Faith and Belief at University: Celebrating interfaith week, this podcast looked at the impact of faith on campus, from the perspective of two faith leaders. They spoke about what faith meant to them, and how students can get involved. 

Living, Working, and Studying with Hidden Impairments: With a panel of University of Kent staff and alumni, the guests discussed how hidden impairments have affected them throughout their lives, how people’s perceptions can have an impact, and what support could, and should, be available.  

Keep a look out in 2022 for what’s coming up on the Kent Voices podcast… we cover so many themes from disability and mental health, to faith groups and communities, sustainability, citizenship, volunteering, employability opportunities, getting involved in our local areas and campus events. If you’ve got an idea for a future podcast episode, get in touch via email at: StudentServicesWeb@kent.ac.uk 

I hope you have a great time over the holidays, and I look forward to bringing you more Kent Voices podcast episodes in the New Year! 

Written by Charlie Gurr, 2nd year student, on 20.12.21