What Do You Actually Do? Episode 60: Bethany Watrous, Digital archaeologist and entrepreneur


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Bethany is a York graduate and director of Experience Heritage, where she uses her expertise in archaeology and interest in digital storytelling to bring history to live in innovative ways. That could mean augmented reality experiences, interactive heritage apps and digital animation. Bethany tells us how she started … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 60: Bethany Watrous, Digital archaeologist and entrepreneur

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 59: Toby Cannon, Running a startup


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Interested in startups or working for yourself? That's what this episode is all about. Toby Cannon graduated from York in 2019 with a degree in Computer Science. He now runs Myles, a startup that began as an app allowing people to complete virtual challenges by tracking their fitness activity. He … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 59: Toby Cannon, Running a startup

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 57: Lucy Gilder, Journalism Researcher, BBC News


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Want a job in research? Or interested in working in the media? This episode is for you. Today Kate talks to Lucy, York grad and current Journalism Researcher at BBC News, about what her job is actually like.Lucy's Bio:Lucy is a Journalism Researcher at BBC News, specialising … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 57: Lucy Gilder, Journalism Researcher, BBC News

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 56: John Steel, Life as a CEO: running Cafédirect


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Think you want to be a CEO? Interested in marketing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) or the world of ethical business? This episode is for you. John Steel is the CEO of Cafédirect and has worked his way up through a number of FMCG businesses after beginning his career in … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 56: John Steel, Life as a CEO: running Cafédirect

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 55: Ben Johnson, Working in financial services


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Ben graduated from York with a degree in Philosophy and after a few years found himself working in the financial services sector for Deloitte. It wasn't something he planned. In the episode Ben explains how his first impressions of the sector were wrong, how you don't need … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 55: Ben Johnson, Working in financial services

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 54: Rob Simmons, Working in international development


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. This episode is for anyone interested in international development or the humanitarian sector. Rob Simmons works in Somalia for Committed to Good (CTG) and speaks to Kate from a shipping container next to the airport. They talk about what you need to get into this kind of … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 54: Rob Simmons, Working in international development

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 53: Ashley Loo, Student Internship Bureau special


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Did you know that each summer loads of York students do an internship through the Student Internship Bureau (SIB)? SIB advertises paid, project-based internships in and around York that are exclusively for York students.In this episode Kate talks to Ashley, an Interactive Media student who recently completed … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 53: Ashley Loo, Student Internship Bureau special

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 52: Kadi Tamjarv, Environmental Consultant


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Kadi is an environmental consultant who coordinates and project manages the environmental inputs for big infrastructure projects. She's also a York Environmental Science graduate. In this episode Kadi and Kate talk about what she does each day, the parts of the job she likes the most, and … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 52: Kadi Tamjarv, Environmental Consultant

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 51: Victoria Brooks, University widening participation officer


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Interested in a non-academic job in higher education? In this episode Kate talks to Victoria Brooks about her job as Widening Participation and Outreach Project Officer at the University of Liverpool. This is a really interesting area of higher education work. Victoria's bio:Victoria is currently working at … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 51: Victoria Brooks, University widening participation officer

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 50: Neil Melville, European Space Agency


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Neil studied Physics with Philosophy at York and has been working at the European Space Agency since 2002. His full job title is Parabolic Flight and Drop Tower Coordinator and Payload Systems Engineer. Listen to the episode to find out more about exactly what he does, how … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 50: Neil Melville, European Space Agency