Developing Ideas podcast

This podcast explores fresh perspectives in the student movement. Listen to a range of guests discuss ideas ranging from participatory budgeting to sustainability and so much more!

Episode 7

In this episode, we're joined by queer and disability activist Carson Tueller, talking about disruption, hopeful activism, internalised oppression and what it was like to work on a presidential campaign. A jam-packed podcast that sheds light on how we can tackle ableism and the vital role that we all have in challenging oppression.

Episode 6

In this episode, we are joined by Todd Davies, Stanford’s Associate Director and lecturer in the symbolic systems programme. Todd Davies is a leading thinker and writer on the subject of deliberative design. We talk with him about his research into areas such as equality of participation and designing spaces for action. 


Episode 5

In this episode of Developing Ideas, Liam McCabe, President of NUS Scotland and Ann Letham, President of Borders College Student Association discuss the impact Covid-19 has had for the College sector. 
 *This was recorded on the 10th of June, prior to the announcement by the Scottish Government of summer support payments for students. 


Episode 4

This episode of Developing Ideas was recorded live at The Gathering 2019, where we held a panel discussion on "The Students' Association of the Future". Panelists included: Maggie Chapman, Rector of Aberdeen University; Gail Edwards, CEO of Heriot-Watt University Students' Union; and Prof. Deborah Richardson-Webb, Head of Performance Pedagogy at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

Episode 3

This episode of Developing Ideas is all about campaigning, with a particular slant towards sustainability. It looks at the role of collective action in campaigning from different view points. With discussions and input from three special guests, Bettina from Plastic Free Hackney as well as Tara and Paula from People and Planet Edinburgh.


Episode 2

This episode of Developing Ideas is all about participatory budgeting, a democratic process where members of a community decide together how to spend public budgets. We look at how this idea can be applied in a student context, speaking to the Participatory Budgeting Partners, and to Fife College students' association who have given it a try. 



Episode 1

The first episode is all about democracy. We ask the questions ‘can we overdo democracy?’ and ‘what’s next for the role of democracy in SAs?'. We are also joined by SRUCSA campus officer, Katie Dubarry, to look at the relationship between access and democracy. Tweet us your thoughts @NUSScotland #DevelopingIdeas