Boris Johnson Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews London’s charismatic Mayor Boris Johnson as he joined in the Olympic Torch celebrations and welcomed the famous flame to Middlesex University’s campus on Wednesday 25th July 2012. Mayor of London praises ‘wonderful’ role of students in London 2012 Mayor of London Boris Johnson has singled out the contribution of students to […]

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Olympic Stadium Interview Highlights

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby reports on the first ever competitive event to be staged at the Olympic Stadium – the British Universities and Colleges Sport championships (BUCS). More than 1,000 students from across Great Britain competed in 15 disciplines and showcased their talent to as many as 40,000 spectators in the official London 2012 pre-Games […]

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Geoff Holt Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews inspirational record-breaking yachtsman Geoff Holt MBE. Geoff Holt MBE is an inspirational record-breaking yachtsman Paralysed from the chest down after a swimming accident at the age of 18, Holt has faced adversity, achieved challenging goals and positively confronted whatever obstacles lie in front of him.

In 2007, he sailed 1,445 miles, solo, […]

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Jonathan Edwards Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews one of Great Britain’s most decorated athletes of all time, Jonathan Edwards CBE. The former triple jumper and current world record holder won Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World championship gold medals during a glittering 15-year career. Triple jump gold medallist and world record holder Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards’ Higher Education experiences […]

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Tessa Jowell Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews Shadow Minister for the Olympics and London Tessa Jowell. The Labour politician discusses the importance of higher education, opportunities for students to get involved in the London 2012 Games, youth unemployment and the current issues surrounding work experience. Shadow Olympics Minister praises the role of Further and Higher Education in […]

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Tanni Grey-Thompson Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews arguably Great Britain’s greatest Paralympian of all time Tanni Grey-Thompson. The 11-time gold medallist, who competed in five Paralympic Games, discusses the difficulties of combining sport and academic studies, her time at Loughborough University and why she was tempted to come out of retirement and compete at the London 2012 […]

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Lord Coe Interview

Stuart Appleby reports on the Association of Colleges (AoC) Conference in Birmingham for Podium and he was the first journalist to put questions to chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG), Lord Coe. To listen to the questions Stuart put to Lord Coe, please click on the video link below:

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