CCRI Podcast Launch

We are very pleased to announce that the Countryside and Community Research Institute Podcast will be launching on 4th March 2024.

Aimee Morse has been working with L5 Journalism Students Seren Arthurs, Bethan Croft, Iona Leaf and Jordan Renwick to plan, record, and produce the three episodes, which offer an insight into life at the CCRI and will be released over the coming months.  

Iona Leaf said: “It’s been really great working with the CCRI, we can’t wait for everyone to listen to the podcast. This project has been a really valuable experience and we look forward to continuing our work with everyone.”

Erika Barnes, Senior Lecturer & Placement Tutor for BA Journalism, said: “Opportunities for BA Journalism students to work alongside industry partners in placements such as this are embedded throughout our NCTJ accredited course. This collaboration, to produce a series of podcasts alongside the CCRI, has enabled our second year students to develop and apply a host of key journalism skills, while working on real time, real world projects that can help ‘make a difference’. Their professional and personal confidence has grown considerably, helping them to boost their employability and to plan and realise their career aspirations. The aim is to create a successful, sustainable project which can be passed onto future cohorts.” 

Four female journalism students
Journalism students (L to R) Seren, Jordan, Iona and Bethan

The first podcast to be released will feature the two current placement students, Marie Steytler and Harry Batchelor. This will provide an insight into the experiences of the placement students at a time when the recruitment process for the next two gets underway. The podcast will be available in all the usual locations but links will be provided as each is released.