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Sound Tracks is the fortnightly podcast brought to you by University of Glasgow Careers and Alumni, that’s jam-packed with sound advice from our graduate world-changers to help keep your career on track. Join hosts Kezia and Rosie as they take you on tour with awesome alumni all over the world to share their career journey. From side hustles and social enterprises to surviving freelance, creating social, creative and scientific impact, to surviving the big city living around the globe. Our alumni guests will share their career highs, lows and everything in between! In each episode, you’ll be sure to get the inside track with industry insights, practical ideas and honest advice. It’s the must-have soundtrack to your world changing career journey.

Sound Tracks is the fortnightly podcast brought to you by University of Glasgow Careers and Alumni, that’s jam-packed with sound advice from our graduate world-changers to help keep your career on track. Join hosts Kezia and Rosie as they take you on tour with awesome alumni all over the world to share their career journey. From side hustles and social enterprises to surviving freelance, creating social, creative and scientific impact, to surviving the big city living around the globe. Our alumni guests will share their career highs, lows and everything in between! In each episode, you’ll be sure to get the inside track with industry insights, practical ideas and honest advice. It’s the must-have soundtrack to your world changing career journey.
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Sound Tracks is the fortnightly podcast brought to you by University of Glasgow Careers and Alumni, that’s jam-packed with sound advice from our graduate world-changers to help keep your career on track. Join hosts Kezia and Rosie as they take you on tour with awesome alumni all over the world to share their career journey. From side hustles and social enterprises to surviving freelance, creating social, creative and scientific impact, to surviving the big city living around the globe. Our alumni guests will share their career highs, lows and everything in between! In each episode, you’ll be sure to get the inside track with industry insights, practical ideas and honest advice. It’s the must-have soundtrack to your world changing career journey.

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English

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0141 4330 3210


Episodes

The tattooed Scottish-American astrophysicist who brings the science to Hollywood’s Sci-Fi

11/4/2019
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Check our Erin's bio and recommended career resources: www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/erinmacdonald/ In this episode of Sound Tracks you’ll hear from Dr Erin Macdonald the self-confessed ‘tattooed Scottish-American N7 Slytherin Rebel from Starfleet’. Not sure what to make of that? Then take a listen! Dr Erin is the awesome host of YouTube series Dr Erin Explains the Universe, where she explores space science found in our favourite sci-fi TV shows, movies, books, and video...

Duration:01:01:59

Neil Oliver - The archaeology student who dug himself a niche multi-hyphen career

10/18/2019
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Check our Neil's bio and recommended career resources: www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/neiloliver ‘That guy from Coast’, Neil Oliver, has one of the most recognisable voices to give you sound advice in this latest episode. Archaeologist-broadcaster-author-journalist... he’s carved out a unique niche for himself in his multi-hyphen career and he’s about to give you the tools he used to do it. Listen out for: Neil’s advice for those in a job they’re not in love with, what he...

Duration:00:45:36

The Inside Track on: making meaningful connections

10/11/2019
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Get the Inside Track on making meaningful connections, with UofG Grad Paul Kay, who founded his own company Perfect Ink Media after working as the Managing Editor of Hong Kong Tatler! Paul gives three tips – that anyone can use – to break the ice, establish rapport and put your best foot forward with someone new. Resources and references from this episode can be found at www.gla.ac.uk/soundtracks/makingmeaningfulconnections

Duration:00:13:14

The Inside Track on: future skills in the age of AI

10/11/2019
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Get the inside track on future skills, with UofG Grad David Timis - EU Civic Outreach Fellow at Google. David suggests tools for your learning, describes what the future looks like in the age of AI, and gives us lots of (let’s face it – much needed) hope for how we can all adapt our skills and mindsets in the world’s most technologically advanced work place. Resources and references from this episode can be found at www.gla.ac.uk/soundtracks/futureskills

Duration:00:14:30

The Inside Track on: aligning your career with your passion

10/11/2019
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Get the inside track on aligning your career with your passion, with UofG Grad Mark Ross – Finance Director EMEA at sports brand Under Armour in Amsterdam. Mark talks you through how to show your passion at interview, suggests ways that he develops passionate members of his team and shares his insight into combining his Accountancy profession with his love of sport. Resources and references from this episode can be found at www.gla.ac.uk/soundtracks/aligningyourcareerwithyourpassion

Duration:00:18:48

The Inside Track on: Impostor Syndrome

10/11/2019
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Get the inside track on managing Impostor Syndrome and building confidence, with UofG Grad Mairi McMartin – Knowledge Lawyer at Linklaters in Brussels. Mairi’s episode will make you laugh out loud and connect with your inner child again as she takes us right back to Primary School to explore some of the ways Imposter Syndrome can take hold. With three top tips that you can action today – this is an episode not to be skipped! Resources and references from this episode can be found at...

Duration:00:14:49

The Inside Track on: Getting your first job abroad

10/11/2019
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Get the inside track on getting your first job abroad, with European Commission Comms Officer, Rosie Birchard. Rosie talks you through each step of the way, from skype interviews and CVs to what to pack and how to make friends in a new city. Listening to her practical tips and tricks will equip you with everything you need to go abroad – and likely abroad again, and again, and again! Resources and references from this episode can be found at:...

Duration:00:23:19

Shiona McCallum - The Scottish lass turned Londoner who’s making airwaves at BBC Radio1

10/4/2019
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More info about Shiona and how to connect with her on our webpages at: www.gla.ac.uk/soundtracks In this first episode of Season 3 of Sound Tracks hosts Rosie and Kezia recorded in the BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat studio with Shiona McCallum, reporter and UofG law grad. Shiona’s role as a reporter covering stories across the UK, interviewing and investigative journalism, and broadcasting live on air on Radio one. Shiona also has a real deep interest and love for country music – which has led to...

Duration:00:43:49

Helen Stewart - The Arts grad who's distilling gin and inspiration!

5/21/2019
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This special episode of Sound Tracks was recorded live at Drygate Distillery, in front of an audience of 100 students and alumni. UofG Arts Grad Helen studied English Literature and Language in Glasgow, all the while brewing ideas for diversifying her family farm back home in Pitlochry. Today, she is both forager and founder at Badvo Distillery - successfully launching a unique Scottish Gin range and distilling not only great products, but the true essence of entrepreneurship along the...

Duration:00:48:02

Anita Chaudhuri - The Magazine Editor who's got the scoop on working in media

4/26/2019
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Check out Anita's bio and recommended careers resources: www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/anitachaudhuri Anita Chaudhuri is a UofG Drama grad who’s now Associate Editor of Psychologies Magazine and a long-standing journalist in the arts and current affairs. In this episode Anita talks openly about what she’s learnt from writing for some of the UK’s biggest newspapers and magazines. Listen out for: What Anita thinks are the biggest issues facing our career development today,...

Duration:00:50:33

John Tiffany - The Theatre Director who brought the magic of Harry Potter to stage

4/3/2019
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John Tiffany is one of UofG’s most prestigious alumni working in the creative arts. He’s worked on internationally acclaimed productions, winning numerous accolades including two Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards! In this very special episode of Sound Tracks we hear about John’s journey from a UofG Biology student, to becoming Associate Director at the National Theatre of Scotland and most recently Directing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This funny and thought-provoking discussion is...

Duration:01:06:10

Ben Mervis - The Food Editor whose career is built on going with his gut

3/19/2019
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Check out Ben's bio and recommended careers resources: www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/benmervis/ Food historian, researcher and editor Ben Mervis, came to Glasgow studying on a year abroad - and stayed! In this episode you'll hear how Ben used the skills from his history degree to create a multi-hyphen career around one of his passions: food. Working for Noma, Netflix's Chef's Table and now having launched Fare Magazine - Ben's followed his gut throughout. We joined him for...

Duration:01:55:13

Linda De Caestecker - The Medical Student turned Public Health Director who’s still a biscuit lover at heart

3/4/2019
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Check out Linda's bio and recommended careers resources: www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/lindadecaestecker/ UofG Grad Linda De Caestecker is the Director of Public Health for Greater Glasgow and Clyde, a career which she moved into after working as a Doctor both at home and abroad. Now an Honorary Professor, Charity Trustee and important local figurehead, Linda explains what Public Health really means in it’s broadest sense – and how you can build a career in it too. We talk...

Duration:01:06:39

Jude Pullen - The Product Design Engineer who’s sent superman into space

2/18/2019
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Check out Jude's bio and recommended careers resources: www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/judepullen/ Jude Pullen is an award-winning Product Design Engineer and Technologist with a fascination for solving unconventional problems – both mechanical and human. Jude has worked for brands like Dyson, Speck Design, Sugru and is now currently working for Lego. From fire-fighting robots and Superman Space-pods, to medical devices for the NHS and life-changing inventions for...

Duration:01:03:33

Mark Beaumont - The Athlete, Broadcaster and Author who pedalled round the world in 80 days

12/10/2018
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Check our Mark's bio and recommended careers resources: www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/markbeaumont/ In this final episode of Sound Tracks season 1, UofG politics and economics graduate Mark Beaumont talks us through what it takes to break the circumnavigation cycling world records not once but twice! We unpick what ‘success’ actually means, get his tips on work-life balance plus hear about the journey he took before his world-record breaking ones. What’s your Soundtrack? We...

Duration:00:55:50

Bev Lyons – The Showbiz Lion who’s shopped with Beyonce

11/25/2018
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Bev has over two decades of experience as a writer and broadcaster for web, tabloid, magazine, broadsheet, TV and radio. She founded the daily Razz pages for the Scottish Daily Record newspaper covering entertainment and has written for the Glasgow Evening News. A familiar voice on our radio and television Bev has appeared on BBC Radio Scotland, Radio Clyde, STV and so many more! Today, Bev blogs on her site www.theshowbizlion.com (check it out for all the latest news and gossip from...

Duration:00:48:00

Kian Golzari - The Active Dreamer who made business with LeBron James a reality

11/8/2018
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Check out Kian's Bio and recommended resources here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/kiangolzari/ Kian Golzari has personally sourced and manufactured over 2,500 products for brands such as Tesco, Panasonic, United Nations, Google and more! So his insight into business as a product developer and entrepreneur is not to be missed! Today, Kian is in business with LeBron James and Neymar as a Partner in Active Dreamers - a connection made during his year studying abroad...

Duration:00:49:51

Amal Azzudin - The Glasgow Girl putting refugee rights on the global stage

10/26/2018
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Check out Amal's Bio and recommended resources here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/amalazzudin/ Amal Azzudin is a Human Rights campaigner and Social Justice Activist now working for the Mental Health Foundation and as an ambassador for the Scottish Refugee Council. Amal's passion for human rights and social justice began when she rose to fame as one of the Glasgow Girls in 2005 after campaigning against dawn raids, and the detention and deportation of asylum seekers...

Duration:00:55:54

Mick Cooke - The Pharmacology Grad who won a Brit Award

10/12/2018
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Check out Mick's Bio here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/mickcooke/ In this episode we hear from Mick Cooke, the UofG Pharmacology graduate who found his feet as a musician whilst studying at Glasgow and went on to spend 15 years with iconic indie band Belle and Sebastian. Since leaving the band, Mick has gone on to become a successful composer for children’s television. Mick shares his advice for building connections in the creative industries and reminds us how...

Duration:00:39:09

Corien Staels - The Dragons' Den star who's practically pitch perfect

10/12/2018
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Check out Corien's Bio and recommended resources at : https://www.gla.ac.uk/alumni/welcomehome/soundtracks/corienstaels/ UofG business grad Corien Staels, Founder of Staels Design ltd. trading as Wheelair - is an impressive source of inspiration. In this episode, hosts Rosie and Kez caught up with her while she was back in the UK on business after an exciting year for her product. Corien's Dragons' Den experience was described by Peter Jones as 'pitch perfect' and today she's still...

Duration:00:42:02