The Wesleyan Podcast
16 - Women In Technology: Part 2 - Wesleyan Cyber Analyst Avrille Fox

16 - Women In Technology: Part 2 - Wesleyan Cyber Analyst Avrille Fox

September 26, 2019

In the second part of a Women In Technology special, Emily Palgrave chats to Wesleyan Cyber Analyst Avrille Fox about her career in IT, the challenges faced by businesses when faced with cyber attacks and gets some advice for women looking to follow in her footsteps.

15 - Women In Technology: Part 1 - Wesleyan Innovation Apprentice Jess James

15 - Women In Technology: Part 1 - Wesleyan Innovation Apprentice Jess James

September 26, 2019

In Part 1 of a two part special to mark the 2019 Women In Technology Week, Emily Palgrave talks to Wesleyan Innovation Apprentice Jess James about embarking on a career in IT and technology, learning new skills and how she's one of an ever-growing number of women going into the industry.

14 - Mount Kilimanjaro expedition & CSR Update

14 - Mount Kilimanjaro expedition & CSR Update

August 15, 2019

To launch the new series, Jessica Wilkes-Reading travels to Cornwall to talk to one of our Financial Consultants Magdelena Harding, who is in training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity early in 2020.

Back in the studio, Jess gives an update on Wesleyan's latest CSR activity, including donations from the Wesleyan Foundation, and what we're doing to help the environment around our offices.

13 - The life - and retirement - of a dentist

13 - The life - and retirement - of a dentist

November 2, 2018

The Wesleyan Podcast goes on a road trip, with Neil Whelan travelling to the North East to meet retired dentist Alistair Robson.

They talk about how he got into the profession, built up a successful practice and the measures he took to ensure a comfortable and happy retirement.

If you want to find out more about how Wesleyan can help with your retirement planning, go to wesleyan.co.uk or search for us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

12 - I bless the rains down in (South) Africa

12 - I bless the rains down in (South) Africa

October 23, 2018

In this episode, Student Liaison Manager Maria Callandar talks to Josh Chambers, a medical student from the University of East Anglia who was one of the winners of Wesleyan's Electives Competition.

He won the opportunity to blog from his trip to South Africa, where he worked at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg.

Josh talks about his experience, the kinds of conditions he had to treat, the responsibilities he had, and what it was like to work in a foreign country.

To find out more about Wesleyan's Elective cover, visit the website at wesleyan.co.uk, where you will also find Josh's blogs, and those of the other winners.

You can also find out more about Wesleyan on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

11 - Too Cool For School

11 - Too Cool For School

September 7, 2018

It's back to school for the Series 3 Premiere of the Wesleyan Podcast!

In this episode, Neil Whelan, Jessica Wilkes-Reading and Sarah Cooper talk about their inspirational teachers, the difficulties teachers face keeping pupils engaged in class, and give a shout out to Roger Red Hat.

They also discuss the the transition from primary to secondary school, and how Wesleyan's latest charity book, 'The Curse of the Nomed', and charity Partnership for Children are helping children through this difficult period.

For more information about Wesleyan go to wesleyan.co.uk, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

To learn more about the Curse of the Nomed and where to buy copies go to lookatourbook.co.uk.

10 - Happy 70th Birthday NHS!

10 - Happy 70th Birthday NHS!

July 9, 2018

In this episode, Neil Whelan and Jessica Wilkes-Reading pay tribute to the NHS as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.

They celebrate the work of medical staff everywhere, talk about the vital work of the behinds the scenes staff, and hear from Wesleyan employees who might not be here today if it wasn't for NHS care from internationally renowned centres of excellence.

The pair also pitch an idea to TV producers for a low budget version of Casualty...

09 - Talking Inclusion & Diversity

09 - Talking Inclusion & Diversity

June 13, 2018

We talk to the chairs of some of Wesleyan Inclusion & Diversity Groups about the work they are doing bringing staff together to talk about gender, ethnic diversity and LGBT+.

And we also put on record our predictions for the 2018 World Cup...

08 - University challenge

08 - University challenge

June 4, 2018

Chloe Webber from Wesleyan's student liaison team visits the podcast studio to talk about the work she and the team do on campuses around the country with medial and dental students.

For more information and to find your nearest member of the Wesleyan student team go to wesleyan.co.uk.

07 - Launch of the Nomed

07 - Launch of the Nomed

June 4, 2018

Jessica Wilkes-Reading, Wesleyan's Corporate Responsibility Officer, returns to the podcast studio to tell everyone what happened at the launch event for our new charity children's book, 'Curse of the Nomed', at the Library of Birmingham.

Hosted by Heart FM's Ed James, with special guest Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell, it brought movers and shakers from around the city together to raise money for Wesleyan's chosen charity.

Partnership for Children is a small charity that helps look after the wellbeing of young people across the UK with mental health issues, with the net profit from the sale of the book going to them to fund much needed projects.

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