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TechFest Talks - A Podcast by Students for Students

TechFest Talks - A Podcast by Students for Students

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TechFest Talks was launched in 2021 and has been produced by students, for student and is designed to engage and inspire students of all ages to find out about their interests and desired career paths. In each episode students from accross the UK interview industry professionals from various sectors.

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S5. E4. Blueprint Challenge – Transportation Methods for a Highstreet with Kate Pangbourne
S5. E4. Blueprint Challenge – Transportation Methods for a Highstreet with Kate Pangbourne
In this episode our host Arushi Rastogi talks with Kate Pangbourne, who is an associate professor at the institute for Transport studies, University of Leeds, about the latest transport innovations that generate power, also about transportation methods that could be incorporated into highstreets to lower their carbon footprint and more! This episode is part of the Blueprint Challenge series that has been designed for students participating in TechFest's Blueprint Challenge: A Future Highstreet and is supported by Bluewater Private Equity.
16:35
September 12, 2022
S5. E3. Blueprint Challenge – The Effects of Nature on Health and Well-being with Olga Runcie
S5. E3. Blueprint Challenge – The Effects of Nature on Health and Well-being with Olga Runcie
In this episode our host Arushi Rastogi talks with Olga Runcie, who is a consultant psychiatrist in general adult mental health, about the effects of nature on health and well-being, about ways to remedy decreasing mental health, also the factors that keep people connected to a Highstreet and more! This episode is part of the Blueprint Challenge series that has been designed for students participating in TechFest's Blueprint Challenge: A Future Highstreet and is supported by Bluewater Private Equity.
25:10
September 12, 2022
S5. E2. Blueprint Challenge – Urban Design and Economy with Quazi Zaman
S5. E2. Blueprint Challenge – Urban Design and Economy with Quazi Zaman
In this episode our host Arushi Rastogi talks with Quazi Zaman, who is an Urban Design Coordinator from Robert Gordon's University, about the latest architectural innovations that can help a space to emit low carbon emission, about what design factors one should consider when planning a Future Highstreet, also the economic benefits to incorporating nature into urban spaces, urban farming and much more! This episode is part of the Blueprint Challenge series that has been designed for students participating in TechFest's Blueprint Challenge: A Future Highstreet and is supported by Bluewater Private Equity.
29:01
September 12, 2022
S5. E1. Blueprint Challenge - The Journey to Net Zero with Gillian White
S5. E1. Blueprint Challenge - The Journey to Net Zero with Gillian White
In this episode our host Arushi Rastogi talks with Gillian White about the journey to Net Zero and what you should consider from a Net Zero perspective when designing your Future Highstreet. This episode is part of the Blueprint Challenge series that has been designed for students participating in TechFest's Blueprint Challenge: A Future Highstreet and is supported by Bluewater Private Equity.
19:57
September 12, 2022
S5. E0. Blueprint Challenge Series - Teaser
S5. E0. Blueprint Challenge Series - Teaser
Industry professionals share their expertise on designing a Highstreet. 
07:50
June 28, 2022
S4. E3. Interview With a Former Girls in Energy Programme Student
S4. E3. Interview With a Former Girls in Energy Programme Student
In this episode, Mintlaw Academy students Alisha Stephen & Toni Gibbons interview Hannah Wilson, who participated in Shell’s Girls in Energy Programme. Listen to this episode and find out what was Hannah's favourite part of the Girls in Energy course, what skills she gained from the course, why she chose to do her placement with Shell and much more. 
21:33
June 01, 2022
S4. E2. Discovering Possible Careers in the Energy Sector
S4. E2. Discovering Possible Careers in the Energy Sector
In our latest Girls in Energy podcast series, Gemma, Cy-Ann and Esme who are the students from Peterhead Academy talk with Paul Garnham who recently retired after 40 years with Shell. Listen to this episode and find out what Paul studied at the university, how taking a year out of school made him realise he wanted to pursue a career as a mechanical engineer, how - in his opinion - the topic of climate change will impact the oil & gas sector and much more! 
21:14
April 18, 2022
S3. E6. Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking
S3. E6. Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking
In this episode Rory McIver, who is an S6 pupil at Portlethen Academy with a vast interest in music and the creative ways to perform talks with Moe who is a mature student in his 4th year of Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Have a listen and find out what sort of Cyber Security threats most businesses face, how to protect your business from these threats, as well as how can one become a successful ethical hacker and more! 
31:05
April 05, 2022
S3. E5. What Does it Take to be a Professional Athlete
S3. E5. What Does it Take to be a Professional Athlete
In this episode Arushi Rastogi, the student of Cults Academy talks with a triple Olympian, double commonwealth champion, multiple world and European medalist Hannah Miley! Listen to this episode and find out what made Hannah decide to go into competitive swimming, how Hannah kept her morale up after facing setbacks in her swimming career and much more!
32:31
March 22, 2022
S4. E1. Girls in Energy with David Rodger
S4. E1. Girls in Energy with David Rodger
In the first episode of our new Girls in Energy series, Abbie and Emily talk with David Rodger who is a CEO of Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG). Listen to this episode and find out how David got from where he started to where he is today, what is the proudest moment in his career, how hard it is to be a CEO, where he sees the world in 50 years and much more! 
29:41
March 15, 2022
S3. E4. Seize Every Opportunity
S3. E4. Seize Every Opportunity
In this inspirational episode Liverpool College student Raaga Ritikadevabaktuni talks with an explorer and researcher Phillip Carrotte about mountaineering and what it was like to take part in Antarctic Quest21', as well as about his experience while working alongside the UN in South Sudan and much more!
16:35
February 14, 2022
S3. E3. The Role of Technology in Health Care Sector
S3. E3. The Role of Technology in Health Care Sector
In this episode Cults Academy student Jui Patkar interviews Marcus Nisbet and Frances Loughrey about future workforce roles in health care.
22:14
February 03, 2022
S3. E2. All you need to know about Antarctic Quest 2021
S3. E2. All you need to know about Antarctic Quest 2021
In this episode 5 girls from Meldrum Academy interview Antony Jinman who is about to take off to the Antarctic Quest 2021. 
19:08
December 23, 2021
S3. E1. What Was it Like to Take Part in a Flight Free Festival?
S3. E1. What Was it Like to Take Part in a Flight Free Festival?
In this episode an S6 student Rory McIver interviews composer Laura Bowler and soprano Juliet Fraser about their experience in taking part in Sound's Flight Free Festival 2021. The ''Distance'' project was co-commissioned by sound, Spitalfields Music and Cheltenham Music Festival with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Hope Scott Trust and individual donors.
30:09
December 09, 2021
S2. E7. Learning About the Energy Industry
S2. E7. Learning About the Energy Industry
In this episode a fifth year student Jasmine Kieran-Ejimadu talks with Victoria Allan who has recently completed her graduate scheme and is a Mechanical Engineer at CNOOC International, currently working in the Maintenance Delivery Team. In this interview Victoria talks about what it's like working off-shore, as well as about some of the issues the energy industry faces today, career opportunities in the industry and much more. 
35:15
November 23, 2021
S2. E6. The Impact of Climate Change on Manufacturing with Humphrey Haight
S2. E6. The Impact of Climate Change on Manufacturing with Humphrey Haight
As part of our collaboration with Skills Development Scotland to celebrate Scottish Careers Week 2021 we have developed a Student Led podcast series TechFest Talks. We believe that these series have not only informed our podcast hosts of the opportunities to turn their passion into a career as they meet Industry Professionals featured in the series, but also have an opportunity to develop their individual skills and inspire our podcast listeners.
13:37
November 05, 2021
S2. E5. The Impact of Climate Change on Transport with Elena Martin
S2. E5. The Impact of Climate Change on Transport with Elena Martin
As part of our collaboration with Skills Development Scotland to celebrate Scottish Careers Week 2021 we have developed a Student Led podcast series TechFest Talks. We believe that these series have not only informed our podcast hosts of the opportunities to turn their passion into a career as they meet Industry Professionals featured in the series, but also have an opportunity to develop their individual skills and inspire our podcast listeners.
21:06
November 05, 2021
S2. E4. The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Land Use Management with Stuart Common
S2. E4. The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Land Use Management with Stuart Common
As part of our collaboration with Skills Development Scotland to celebrate Scottish Careers Week 2021 we have developed a Student Led podcast series TechFest Talks. We believe that these series have not only informed our podcast hosts of the opportunities to turn their passion into a career as they meet Industry Professionals featured in the series, but also have an opportunity to develop their individual skills and inspire our podcast listeners.
18:13
November 05, 2021
S2. E3. The Impact of Climate Change on Construction with Ellen Delph
S2. E3. The Impact of Climate Change on Construction with Ellen Delph
As part of our collaboration with Skills Development Scotland to celebrate Scottish Careers Week 2021 we have developed a Student Led podcast series TechFest Talks. We believe that these series have not only informed our podcast hosts of the opportunities to turn their passion into a career as they meet Industry Professionals featured in the series, but also have an opportunity to develop their individual skills and inspire our podcast listeners.
13:39
November 05, 2021
S2. E2. The Impact of Climate Change on Energy Transition with Graham Dallas
S2. E2. The Impact of Climate Change on Energy Transition with Graham Dallas
As part of our collaboration with Skills Development Scotland to celebrate Scottish Careers Week 2021 we have developed a Student Led podcast series TechFest Talks. We believe that these series have not only informed our podcast hosts of the opportunities to turn their passion into a career as they meet Industry Professionals featured in the series, but also have an opportunity to develop their individual skills and inspire our podcast listeners.
23:51
November 05, 2021
S2. E1. The Impact of Climate Change on Energy Transition with Andrew Ritchie
S2. E1. The Impact of Climate Change on Energy Transition with Andrew Ritchie
As part of our collaboration with Skills Development Scotland to celebrate Scottish Careers Week 2021 we have developed a Student Led podcast series TechFest Talks. We believe that these series have not only informed our podcast hosts of the opportunities to turn their passion into a career as they meet Industry Professionals featured in the series, but also have an opportunity to develop their individual skills and inspire our podcast listeners.
21:36
November 05, 2021
S1. E5. The Science of Diabetes
S1. E5. The Science of Diabetes
In our last episode of the series Raaga talk with Dr. John Barrow about the science of diabetes.  2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and as part of Explorathon 2021 we are celebrating the leaps in diabetes treatment and care. This podcast series features interviews with researchers from the University of Aberdeen, involved in developing new diabetes treatments and helping to better understand how this condition develops, and the factors that influence it.
28:49
September 23, 2021
S1. E4. A Personal Journey to Diabetes Research
S1. E4. A Personal Journey to Diabetes Research
In this episode Arushi talks with Prof. Mirela Delibegovic about her personal journey to diabetes research.  2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and as part of Explorathon 2021 we are celebrating the leaps in diabetes treatment and care. This podcast series features interviews with researchers from the University of Aberdeen, involved in developing new diabetes treatments and helping to better understand how this condition develops, and the factors that influence it.
23:26
September 23, 2021
S1. E3. Obesity and Diabetes
S1. E3. Obesity and Diabetes
In our 3rd episode of the series Raaga talks with Dr. Brendan Gabriel about the link between obesity and diabetes.  2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and as part of Explorathon 2021 we are celebrating the leaps in diabetes treatment and care. This podcast series features interviews with researchers from the University of Aberdeen, involved in developing new diabetes treatments and helping to better understand how this condition develops, and the factors that influence it.
22:48
September 23, 2021
S1. E2. What is Diabetic Nephropathy?
S1. E2. What is Diabetic Nephropathy?
In our second episode Arushi talks with a PHD student Sarah Kamli- Salino about diabetic nephropathy. 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and as part of Explorathon 2021 we are celebrating the leaps in diabetes treatment and care. This podcast series features interviews with researchers from the University of Aberdeen, involved in developing new diabetes treatments and helping to better understand how this condition develops, and the factors that influence it.
13:08
September 23, 2021
S1. E1. What is PTB1B?
S1. E1. What is PTB1B?
In our first episode of the series Raaga talks with Dr. Dawn Thompson and discusses the role of PTB1B and its function in the body.  2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and as part of Explorathon 2021 we are celebrating the leaps in diabetes treatment and care. This podcast series features interviews with researchers from the University of Aberdeen, involved in developing new diabetes treatments and helping to better understand how this condition develops, and the factors that influence it.
13:20
September 23, 2021