The International Student Experience is a podcast dedicated to showcasing the unique stories of students from around the world who have chosen to study in the UK.

Topics include what it's like to come to the UK for the first time, how to navigate getting to Swansea, creating a community for yourself while away from home and the best places to go for a coffee when you're here!

New episodes are released fortnightly. To listen in, click the episodes below. You can find previous podcast episodes here.

Latest episode

Empowering women worldwide – what happens when you believe in yourself and take action. Bethel Ohanugo, Nigeria

Driven by the pursuit of breaking tech barriers in healthcare, Bethel Ohanugo from Nigeria was a recipient of the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship. Bethel embarked on Swansea University's MSc Health Informatics program, driven by her mission to empower women in tech. Her journey unfolds against challenges of homesickness and isolation, which she conquered by embracing Swansea's vibrant culture and university events. Bethel's transformative path led her from clinical practice to the world of informatics, fuelled by her ambition to create change. Listen in to gain insight into Bethel's journey and her commitment to empowering women, making waves in the tech industry and beyond.

Meet our host

Meet the host of the International Student Experience podcast, Daf Turner. Daf is currently the Campaigns and Content Manager in the International Marketing team, having worked at the University in a few roles since 2013.

Daf is one of the Co-Chairs of the University's LGBT+ Staff Network, who's work has contributed to the University being recognised as the top education provider in the UK in the Workplace Equality Index.

Outside of work, Daf is an ardent music enthusiast, evident from his tenure as a presenter at a local radio station hosting his own weekly show, and can usually be found wearing headphones and curating diverse playlists. He also has a passion for film and creativity, which he showcases online in being a cosplayer and hand crafting film props and costumes. He also finds joy as an amateur baker, chef, and mixologist in his spare time.

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