university, challenged

Think you have to go to university to enjoy an interesting, rewarding, successful career? Think again.

Launched by Toni in July 2021, university, challenged is a podcast that showcases the career and life stories of people who have either had, or are embarking on, a career outside of the graduate route. Full of insights and inspiration and delivered with warmth and good humour, the podcast is brilliant whether you’re early career, late bloomer, looking for a change or if you’ve always wanted to ask “how do they do it?”.

Episodes so far:

  1. finding happiness in the housing sector with Nina Egge-Daborn #housingcareers
  2. from childcare to award-winning charity with Sarah Burns MBE #charitycareers
  3. Pizza Express, Pride and partner marketing with Jack Blogg #techmarketingcareers
  4. daring to disrupt and Digital Gum with Louize Clarke #techcareers
  5. entrepreneurialism and intention with Kris Britton #entrepreneurialism
  6. it’s got to be possible – right? with Shaun Frohlich #entrepreneurialism
  7. from shop floor to building a successful fashion brand with Nayna McIntosh #retailcareers
  8. financial services and a five year plan with Nigel Chambers #financialservices
  9. a quest, The Queen and KPMG with David McIntosh  #apprenticeshipswork
  10. living your values – beauty, recruitment and life at LinkedIn with Katie Moon #corporatecareers
  11. courage, cochlear implants and a career in tech with James Simms #techcareers
  12. comms, coaching and chemistry with Karen Moyes #coaching
  13. embracing opportunity and making it in Italy with Leanne Barrie #corporatecareers

Where to listen:

Listen on Anchor FM

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Google Podcasts

Bonus Episodes

In response to requests to share her own story, bonus episodes are going to be peppered throughout the series, each featuring a five minute segments on Toni’s experiences as she went from council estate via corporate to comedy.