The Student Sessions

The Student Sessions

The Student Sessions, hosted by Tonia Galati, a series of PODCASTs for students and graduates that addresses the issues that are important to you and tells it just how it is.

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July 31, 2021 50 min

Reaction 24/7 is a TG Consulting programme, that look to increase confidence and support the ambitions and aptitude of those looking to advance their career.  Future Quest is a Bristol based partnership of universities, colleges, outreach providers, and employers, who work together to equip young and adult learners to make an informed choice about their options in relation to careers and to showcase the different pathways into thos...

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In the last episode of series 3, Tonia is joined by Dan Lewis-Jones who talks about role models, his experiences with bereavement, LGBTQ and how we should all be ourselves and embrace our uniqueness.  **This episode comes with several trigger warnings**


 The Student Sessions which was selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 40 Student Podcasts on the web, congratulations to us.

 

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Today Tonia is chatting with the inspirational Duro Oye.

Duro is the CEO of 2020 Change a multi-award-winning social enterprise leading the way to a more diverse and inclusive workforce in the UK. Through training programmes, mentorship, and career support they empower young black professionals to flourish in the workplace. Their commitment to excellence, passion for community and dedication to transparency, help them to achieve cle...

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Today Tonia is talking to the  inspirational Charlotte Hyde, Sharon Northey and Lisa Slade from Accenture about their journeys through life. Inspirations comes in many forms and these three ladies are certainly inspirational.

The Student Sessions which was selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 40 Student Podcasts on the web, congratulations to us.

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Tonia is joined by super star George Imafidon, who shares his story of overcoming challenges and setbacks, but pursuing his passions and using his experiences to support other young people.  George shares his positive outlook on life and encourages us all to show vulnerabilities and seek support.

 The Student Sessions which was selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 40 Student Podcasts on the web, congratulations to us.

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A powerful episode, as Tonia is joined by Jonas who shares his experiences of growing up in a one parent family in Lewisham, were he face racism and negativity. In this episode Jonas tells Tonia how he has embraced his authentic self and used his experiences to create positive opportunities for himself and others around him. A superstar!

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In this episode Tonia chats with the inspirational Grace Thompson who came the UK from Italy  to study accountancy and has been nominated for an apprenticeship award. She is one of the authors in You are a Limited Edition, an inspiring collection of student lived experiences.

 The Student Sessions which was selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 40 Student Podcasts on the web, congratulations to us.

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The inspirational Jeffrey Arthur joins Tonia, and talks about like as a co-founder of the urban journal, a published author and his career aspirations.  Jeffrey talks about the importance of asking for support, showing your vulnerabilities and not putting too much pressure on yourself.

 The Student Sessions which was selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 40 Student Podcasts on the web, congratulations to us.

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In this episode Philip Ingram MBE talks to Tonia and Reagan about TG Consulting, The Student Sessions and what inspired Tonia, so we can understand how she inspires everyone else.

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April 22, 2021 59 sec

Today is National Stephen Lawrence Day. 

Stephen Lawrence Day is about creating a legacy for change and the part we all play in creating a society in which everyone can flourish.  TG Consulting is aligned to the mission of the Stephen Lawrence charitable trust, and we too want young people to be inspired about what they can achieve in their own lives.

We want them to get involved in creating the kind of community they want to live ...

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Today Tonia is chatting with the inspirational Richard Odufisan from Deloitte.

Richard is a Manager in the Deloitte Consulting Practice and a leader in the firm’s Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing agenda, holding multiple roles as an Inclusion Lead, Mental Health Champion and Wellbeing Champion. 

He has coordinated and supported multiple cross-firm and external initiatives to drive the conversation, and build greater cultural change...

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Today Tonia is chatting with Marlon Wilson from BT.

Marlon  graduated from University College London with a Masters Degree in Telecommunication Engineering and currently works at BT as a Business Transformation Specialist with over 17 years of experience spanning delivery, operations and transformation in the telecommunications industry.

Marlon is also the deputy programme director for the Foundation for Reach Society, the sister arm...

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Kenny Imafidon is one of the most inspiring leaders of his generation. In this episode he talks about his tough upbringing in Peckham, the individuals who have influenced his life, and how being arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, drove him to use his experiences to positively impact the lives of others. 

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In this episode, Tonia is joined by Mamadou Sow and Obed Adomako, two of the published authors who feature in ‘You Are A LIMITED EDITION’.  Both authors talk about why they decided to share their stories now and why they used a public platform to do so. 

You are a limited edition is an inspiring collection of student lived experiences.  Featuring 25 authors, stories cover a variety of themes including, LGBTQ, Disability and mental ...

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In this episode, Tonia is joined by Reagan Spinks and Phillip Gwynn, two of the published authors who feature in ‘You Are A LIMITED EDITION’.  Reagan and Phillip talk about why they decided to share their stories now and why they used a public platform to do so.  

You are a limited edition is an inspiring collection of student lived experiences.  Featuring 25 authors, stories cover a variety of themes including, LGBTQ, Disability an...

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Tonia is joined by Nikolina Glamoclija, Head of Digital and Strategy Propositions at LV, who talks about her career highs and the challenges she has overcome. 

Nikolina also discusses how as a female in a leadership position, she has been able to develop her skills to become a role model within the LV business and also for potential applicants to the LV early career programmes.

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Tonia is joined by Dr Chloe Palmer a specialist research engineer, working at Rolls-Royce.  In this episode, Chloe talks about her past struggles with mental health and depression and how as a transgender woman, she has navigated through her career and how the support provided by Rolls-Royce has enabled her to really fly in her career. 

 ** This episode comes with a trigger warning**

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Today Tonia is talking to the inspirational Shafeen Mahmood.

In this episode Shafeen talks to Tonia about his experiences as an international student in the UK.  Shafeen shares how relocating led to feelings of isolation and mental health challenges, and the importance of showing vulnerabilities and seeking out the support available.   

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Today Tonia is talking to the inspirational Jason Piper.

Jason is an Associate Professor in Dance and was formerly Head of Dance. He is currently an interim Head of the School of Arts, Culture and Communication at a London University.  
He is a motion capture artist and creatures expert for the Harry Potter franchise and plays Bane in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix.  

He is halfway through his training to become a business ...

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Today Tonia is talking to the inspirational Ryan Makuku.

Ryan currently works as a Treasury Analyst in the Banking industry, where he has spent the past 2 years on a graduate scheme.  He is a passionate speaker on social mobility and youth employment.  In this episode, Ryan tells Tonia about his upbringing and the impact this had on him and he also shares how despite turning things around for himself, he still suffers with imposter ...

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