I had the pleasure of being able to do a radio show on student’s rights for the University of Bedfordshire’s student radio (LaB 97.1FM) and what a welcoming and enjoyable experience it was!
Firstly, not only did I get to talk at length about a subject close to my heart (student rights, student rights, student rights!), but I was interviewed by two incredibly lovely young students who help run the university radio. Their interest in the subject seemed genuine (and if it was not, then they were great at making me feel fascinating). However, as always, doing the show made me realise how much students muddle through academic hearings all alone and hope for the best. It was only in my post recording discussion with some of the students from the university did they let on how little they knew about what options were available to them. They provided anecdotes of friends who had requested extensions to assignment deadlines and still had not heard back from the university as to whether they had been granted, despite the deadline looming. What were they to do, submit the assignment anyway…?
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