The PodMag live

The PodMag is a 12 minute audio produced each week within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

It is presented (if that is the right word) by Dave Middleton and Karen Foley. In addition to featuring interviews, news and gossip it has also featured the mishaps which befall our intrepid presenters as they search for either a new studio or an opportunity to work for the BBC.

For the entire week of the conference Dave and Karen will attempt to replicate this formula live. A range of special guests will join them on their studio.

Presentation time: 
Monday, 30 June, 2014 - 18:00
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 - 12:00
Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 - 18:00
Wednesday, 2 July, 2014 - 12:00
Wednesday, 2 July, 2014 - 18:00
Thursday, 3 July, 2014 - 12:00
Thursday, 3 July, 2014 - 18:00
Friday, 4 July, 2014 - 12:00

Dave Middleton

Dave Middleton is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and Staff Tutor in Wales. He has an interest in teaching and learning, and was a recent recipient of an Open University Teaching Award for his innovative approach to online learning. He recently wrote, directed and performed in a new online drama, This Student Life which launched in early December. His current research interests extend to social media and he blogs regularly at Thinking Socially - which can be found at:

Karen Foley

Karen Foley is the academic consultant for the Student Connections project, and is the co-presenter of the Podmag and plays a part in This Student Life. She is a psychologist and an AL in Wales, teaching several level 1 and 2 Science and Social Science modules for The Open University. She is interested in how partnerships and networks support the distance learning journey for students.