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8. African and Gay w/ Tanjona Rakotoarisoa

Tanjona "TJ", takes over the entire show and tells his experiences in academia as an African gay man. He finishes off the episode by sharing some resources and suggestions to anyone who may be naviagting academic spaces and facing similar situations.Tanjona was in charge of of the whole episode from choosing what to talk about, the title, the length of the episode etc. Things mentioned in this episode: Out for Undergrad: O4U Organisation Jopwell: Diversity Hiring Startup Tanjona's...


7. Surviving Academia 101 w/ Anesu, Shanice, Eva, Farah & Tanjona

This time of the year is the beginning of the term or the semester in many universities and colleges around the world. Many are going back while lots more are going for the first time. I asked a few people to help me talk about the one thing they wish they had known before going to university or college. These messages are not just for those going for the first time, but they are also a reminder to those who will continue to navigate academic spaces. People in this episode: Anesu...


6. Ticking the Box w/ Eva Tabbasam

Eva Tabbasam just completed her masters at the the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). We talk about the box ticking phenomenon in applying for scholarships, i.e. the pressure to have to pick apart and lay bare certain aspects of one’s life in order to get opportunities. We also consider how issues such as class can affects one’s experience of higher education. Things mentioned in this episode: Book recommendation: Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the...


5. Behind the Scenes w/ Daniel ft. Emily Wolff

Daniel is a member of staff at the the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Daniel’s story has been covered widely by various publications. We talk about his experiences, what his general day looks like, and we also talk about the outsourcing. I also talk to Emily Wolff, a masters student from the LSE who was one of the many students that were part of the Justice for Daniel campaign. With her we discuss the importance of students being involved with the issues at their...


4. Rethinking Academic Excellence w/ Kaene Disepo

Kaene Disepo, from Botswana, is a Masters student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also the founder of Inspired Horisons, an organisation that is changing the narrative of academic excellence in Botswana. He has won numerous awards for his work with young people in the education sector. We talk about how we define 'academic excellence', the lessons learned from studying abroad on scholarship, as well as the motivations behind his work in Botswana with...


3. The Burnout w/ Kim Reynolds

Kim Reynolds (@kimreynolds24) is a Masters student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and she is from the United States of America (USA). She talks about her work as a student organiser and her involvement with different movement. She shares tips on how to face and/or prevent burnout and how to find new spaces in cities as an international student. We talk about the term 'diversity' in relation to scholarship schemes. Things Mentioned in this episode: Oscar Grant...


2. Black Tax w/ Nomonde

In this episode I interview Nomonde Ndwalaza (@nomonde_n), a South African Masters student at the London School of economics and political science. We ask whether ‘black tax’ is real or not, we talk about the present day manifestations of South Africa’s history, and the role mentors play in an academic journey. Things mentioned in the show: Her TV Show: Rise! Talk Show @RiseTalkShow Renny Eddo-Lodge: About Race Podcast Black Professionals Scholarship Fund: , @BPSF1...


1. (Re)Defining Home W/ Farah AlHaddad

In this episode I interview Farah AlHaddad, a Syrian post-graduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). We talk about the changing understanding of ‘home’, the performance of gratitude, imposter syndrome, among other topics. Things mentioned in this episode: United World Colleges (UWC): Document on How to Survive Grad School Facebook Group: Surviving and Thriving at MAC #SYGSpod Music: Out Here by Young Kurtz from Free Music...


00 - Trailer

A sneal peak at So, You Got a Scholarship - a new show hosted by Rutendo Chabikwa (@tedoex), taking a look at the highs and lows of academia through sharing the rarely told experiences of those that study on scholarship inside and outside the classroom. Twitter: .@SYGSpod or .@tedoex Email: