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August 2014
Volunteers and vinyl: community radio in Galashiels
Aug05

Volunteers and vinyl: community radio in Galashiels

Over the least five years there has been a sharp increase of community radio stations in the UK. Flashback to December 2008 and in the Borders town of Galasheils TD1 Radio was about to begin broadcasting. David Henderson who founded and runs the station explains what it was like in those early days, the stresses and strains it can bring and what the plans are for the future. Why did you decide to start a community radio station? ...

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July 2014
My Week at the BBC
Jul02

My Week at the BBC

As the winner of the UnLtd Community Reporters Challenge in March, Rachel Walker got to spend a day with BBC Scotland. She impressed them enough to be invited back for five days of work experience on the News desk last week. In this blog, Rachel gives us an insight into the fast paced life of a national reporter. My time spent at the BBC, working alongside the extremely talented news team, proved to be a huge learning curve for me in...

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May 2014
“I know what I do will change someone’s life for the better” – Saeed’s vlog
May08

“I know what I do will change someone’s life for the better” – Saeed’s vlog

The UnLtd Community Reporters were asked to make a video to answer the question, ‘What does a day in your life look like?’  In this vlog, Saeed takes us on a tour of the WiredFM radio studio and Xplode magazine HQ, and explains that the challenges of scrabbling for funding all pay off when you see an organisation...

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“Hope is what gets me up in the morning.” – Katrina’s vlog
May04

“Hope is what gets me up in the morning.” – Katrina’s vlog

The UnLtd Community Reporters were asked to make a video to answer the question, ‘What does a day in your life look like?’  In this video blog, Katrina talks about creative chaos, working in a PRU, and her aim to win an Oscar by...

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“On a Monday I teach five different drama classes…” – Rachel’s working week
May02

“On a Monday I teach five different drama classes…” – Rachel’s working week

This week, the UnLtd Community Reporters were asked to make a video to answer the question, ‘What does a day in your life look like?’  In this video blog, Rachel explains the challenge of juggling different creative jobs with other administrative and business tasks, and the importance of that age old tool, the...

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March 2014
AS Apparel – Get that Urban Style
Mar04

AS Apparel – Get that Urban Style

Arrfa Ali meets Samual Kankuni, 16, founder of Newcastle-based AS Apparel...

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Jewellry to Bring Out Your Dreams
Mar04

Jewellry to Bring Out Your Dreams

My Sister’s Wardrobe (MSW) was set up by 17-year-old student, Victoria Azubuike, who’s currently doing A-levels in Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics and Religious Studies. She comes from a Nigerian background but grew up in London’s Islington. Her aim, she says, is to sell elegant pieces of jewellery at affordable prices so that people can look great for less. This was not something she did on a whim but rather the culmination...

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There’s Business in Diversity
Mar04

There’s Business in Diversity

Seun Oshinake speaks to the leader of Diverse Leaders Network to find out how the group is raising awareness to the business opportunities in multicultural communities...

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Alternative Orchestra
Mar04

Alternative Orchestra

Setting up a social enterprise can be extremely rewarding but it also comes with its difficulties… On a rather cold and wet February afternoon in Edinburgh Kyle Wilson caught up with with Jack Nissan who runs a social enterprise called Tinderbox. He explained the highlights and frustrations of running your own project, click below to hear a bit more. https://audioboo.fm/boos/1963476-kyle-wilson-interviews-the-founder-of-tinderbox...

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February 2014
Coping Through Art
Feb25

Coping Through Art

Sharing your problems with the world and gaining confidence through a piece of art you have produced might be every bit as healing as seeing a doctor when you feel that you need a hand going through a difficult period in your life. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that you might not be the best at arts. These are some of the things students at the Excelsior College learn at the school’s Coping Through Art programme. We paid them...

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