Surviving the Academia

February 27, 2024
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Season 2, Episode 5 | Surviving the Academia meets PhTea

The episode today is a very special collaboration with our twinned project PhTea. The PhTea Podcast (The PhTea Podcast | Podcast on Spotify) is a venture by PhD students in the UCD School of Psychology, University of Dublin. The podcast shines a light on the wonderful research being conducted by early career researchers, explores methodologies used and honestly and gently reflects on what it´s like venturing into the world of academia at this early stage. In this episode we have the pleasure to interview the two magnificent conductors Akansha Naraindas and Christina Seery. They are both Doctoral candidates in psychology at their last year of the PhD program. Akansha’s research focuses on Body Image Disturbances and Addiction studies. Christina’s focus is on psychoeducation in adults with ADHD. Join us in this unexpected cross-over in the history of radio, here, at the intersection of Helsinki andDublin. Welcome to Surviving the Academia.

About Surviving the Academia

The program’s objective is to perform a brief analysis of the current situation of the Finnish universities, and the perspectives for the future considering organizational, sociological and pedagogical aspects. During the episodes we will explore different topics related with the university life that influence those who aim to build their academic career. These topics are approached from three main perspective: 1) The lack of resources that scientific research has nowadays due to the economical crisis and the COVID-19. 2) The difficulties to build up an academic career for researchers within universities and 3) The new and trendy University models which try to build bridges between the academia and the private sector and its impact on the structural and pedogeological impact on the institutions. We will explore these topics together with others relevant debates by interviewing both workers and students in a friendly atmosphere that enables them to share opinions and ideas that promote a healthy debate.

Producer and host: Jose Cañas-Bajo
Guests: Akansha Naraindas and Christina Seery
Sound recording, editing: Bailey Polkinghorne

*The audio piece was recorded and edited at the Helsinki Open Waves performance & recording room located at Caisa.

**The views expressed in this audio piece and texts are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of Helsinki Open Waves.  

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