Meet Our Family

Meet Our Family is the series where Radio LaB invites a member of the arts, media & culture staff from the University of Bedfordshire in for a chat about themselves, their course and a couple of the songs they love too.

Join Terry Lee, Senior Tutor in Radio & Audio at the University, enjoying revealing conversations with colleagues about their journey to academia. Friday mornings, at 10am on Radio Lab 97.1FM.

Friday 22nd January: Dr Toby Norways

Dr Toby Norways discussed his life experiences and how they shaped him as the University of Bedfordshire’s Senior Lecturer in Scriptwriting.

The ultimate aspiration for most people who teach creative writing or script writing is to uncover the next J.K. Rowling or Harold Pinter. Over my career I’ve come across numerous students who have gone on to become writers and have writing made, published and produced.

Dr. Toby Norways

Friday 29th January: Dr Carlota Larrea

Dr Carlota Larrea shared with ‘Meet Our Family’ how her own educational journey was less than conventional. She is now the Head of School of Culture and Communications.

It is a very cool set of subjects we teach in the School. When I tell people I meet, they say ‘Wow, that is so interesting.’ Radio, television, creative writing, journalism… It is all so cool. I suppose people imagine those dream careers where you are making the latest blockbuster or publishing for The Guardian.

Dr. Carlota Larrea

Friday 5th February: Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark was born and raised in Bedfordshire, and explained to us how her life led her to become Senior Lecturer in Media Performance.

I love teaching, I love meeting new people. I do feel the age gap is growing quite a lot now. When I started, I was the students’ age – we were quite close in age. Now I feel a lot older, but my mind-set is still very much their age.

Rachel Clark

Friday 12th February: Anthony Greenbank

Anthony Greenbank told us about his career as a television producer before he became Senior Lecturer in TV Production.

I love helping students find work in the industry. It’s become a more important part of the job. Working in the TV industry, as hard as it was, it was the best place to be for someone in their 20s.

Anthony Greenbank

Friday 19th February: Mary Ferguson

Mary worked for the BBC before coming to Bedfordshire and becoming Tutor in Broadcast and Digital Media.

I’m giving back to the future of Journalism. They are the future. I want them to understand the craft, the professional etiquette, the naming conventions… And I want them to get jobs at the end of it! What’s the point of coming to University and not getting a job at the end of it?

Mary Ferguson