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Ekasi Podcast

Storytelling Podcasts

We believe that stories have the power to influence and inspire our university community. Through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeing the impact on the lives of Scholars but also the wider Edinburgh community and beyond. Thanks to this inspiring community of Scholars, stories have emerged about culture, race, identity, leadership and gender. Through this podcast, we want to use stories of day-to-day life to address these themes and inspire our community to reflect, connect, understand and where needed – challenge one another to make change together.

We believe that stories have the power to influence and inspire our university community. Through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeing the impact on the lives of Scholars but also the wider Edinburgh community and beyond. Thanks to this inspiring community of Scholars, stories have emerged about culture, race, identity, leadership and gender. Through this podcast, we want to use stories of day-to-day life to address these themes and inspire our community to reflect, connect, understand and where needed – challenge one another to make change together.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

We believe that stories have the power to influence and inspire our university community. Through the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeing the impact on the lives of Scholars but also the wider Edinburgh community and beyond. Thanks to this inspiring community of Scholars, stories have emerged about culture, race, identity, leadership and gender. Through this podcast, we want to use stories of day-to-day life to address these themes and inspire our community to reflect, connect, understand and where needed – challenge one another to make change together.

Language:

English

Contact:

07394860624


Episodes

Micro and macro-aggressions - lessons from Aparthied South Africa

10/23/2020
Welcome to a special episode of Ekasi Podcast. This is a bonus episode in recognition of Black History Month . The conversation features Ayanda Ngobeni, Brindley Fortuin and Dr Pumla Madikizela who explore issues of micro-aggressions against people of colour in modern day society and how that relates to the past. They delve into a deep analysis of the aggressions that happened during the gruesome times of apartheid South Africa along with the scars left on both the victims and the...

Duration:00:41:56

Monumental Firsts - Achievements, going back home, expectations and future ambitions

10/9/2020
Welcome to the eighth episode of Ekasi’s debut season. In this episode, our hosts – Julian and Geofrey engage in a profound conversation with two guests – Daniel and Omar. At present, Daniel Mutia is an Electronics and Electrical Engineer in his final undergraduate year at the University of Edinburgh. Omar Kanyi, on the other hand, double majors in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the same university. Daniel is from Kenya while Omar is from The Gambia. Both of them are recipients of...

Duration:00:39:07

First Assessment - when it went well, when it did not, grades, group-work and support

10/2/2020
Thank you for tuning in. This week on episode 7 of Ekasi’s debut season is a lively discussion between three students; our hosts, Julian Mashingaidze and Geofrey Njovu along with our guest Cosmo Mwamwembe, who is a Chemical Engineering student, and an Edinburgh University lecturer in the Energy, Environment and Society Department, Dr Kirsten Jenkins. They discuss their first time being assessed academically at university and the surprises that came with, and the methods of learning. The...

Duration:00:42:09

First time asking for help - academics, mental health, friendships

9/25/2020
Welcome to the sixth episode of Ekasi’s debut season. In this episode, our hosts – Julian and Geofrey sit down and chat with Vivianne Goetz and Quincy Namonje. Vivianne, who is from Switzerland, is an Agricultural Science major. Quincy, from Zambia, is a Mastercard Foundation Scholar studying Economics with Finance at the University of Edinburgh. In this deep yet lively conversation, our guests reminisce upon their arrival at the University of Edinburgh. They not only take us back to the...

Duration:00:39:20

First time Edinburgh felt like home

9/18/2020
Welcome to the fifth episode of Ekasi Podcast’s debut season. In this episode, our hosts - Julian Mashingaidze and Geofrey Njovu - have an insightful conversation on what the seemingly simple word of home means to Professor Peter Mathieson who is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh and Johanna Holtan who is the Program Director of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Peter Mathieson and Johanna Holtan both had...

Duration:00:41:33

First time exploring Edinburgh - getting lost, buses and bus stops, google maps

9/11/2020
Episode 4: First Time Exploring Edinburgh – Blossom Kafumbata and Esther Mndeme. Welcome to the fourth episode of Ekasi’s debut season. In this episode, our hosts – Julian and Geofrey – engage Blossom and Esther in a vibrant conversation as they relive their experiences of getting lost and found as new international students in the city of Edinburgh. Both of our guests are recipients of the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh. Blossom is pursuing Chemical...

Duration:00:30:41

First day of class - feelings, success, Scottish accent and comparisons

9/4/2020
Edited by: Geofrey Njovu Soundtrack by: Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu Episode 3: First Day of Class – Christopher Kuamba and Brenda Mioniki. Welcome to the third episode of Ekasi Podcast’s debut season. In this episode, our hosts (Geofrey and Julian) engage two student guests in a reflective conversation about their first day of class and the expectations they had about the University of Edinburgh. The guests are Christopher Kaumba from Zambia and Brenda Mionki from Kenya. Chris is a...

Duration:00:40:44

First day in Edinburgh - shoes, weather, clothing and first impressions

8/28/2020
Edited by: Geofrey Njovu Soundtrack by: Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu Episode 2: First Time Exploring Edinburgh – Martine Irakoze and Jesse Solomon Jedidia. Welcome to the first episode of Ekasi Podcast’s debut season. In this episode, our hosts (Geofrey and Julian) engage two student guests in a reflective conversation about their first time to explore the beautiful city of Edinburgh. The guests are Martine Irakoze, an international relations student at Edinburgh university, as well as an...

Duration:00:32:56

First flight - leaving home and flying for the first time

8/21/2020
Edited by: Geofrey Njovu Soundtrack by: Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu Episode 1: First Flight – Zoe Mebude and Blessing Mucherera. Welcome to the first episode of Ekasi Podcast’s debut season. In this episode, our hosts (Geofrey and Julian) engage two student guests in a reflective conversation about their first flight to the University of Edinburgh. The guests are Blessing Mucherera, an environmental development scholar from Zimbabwe and Zoe Mebude, a Zambian/Nigerian student who has a keen...

Duration:00:28:20

Season 1: Season of firsts intro

8/14/2020
This is the official trailer for the Ekasi Podcast season 1: Season of firsts. Our hosts, Julian Mashingaidze and Geofrey Njovu, introduce the concept behind the podcast and share a little bit about themselves and what listeners should expect from this season. "We hope to take you on an exciting journey as we take our guests back to their memories of challenges and milestones experienced as they navigated a different system and way of life." Edited by: Geofrey Njovu Soundtrack by:...

Duration:00:01:27