RU Shap? - Pilot
The RU Shap? podcast is proudly brought to you by the Journalism and Media Studies 2 class of 2022. The podcast focuses on Rhodes University students and their mental and physical journeys to the small town of Makhanda. We discuss various topics, such as how they ended up at the university, how they adjusted, and how they find life here compared to back home.
In this pilot episode of RU Shap?, hosted by Siboniso Ngwane, we interviewed a few Rhodes University students on their road to Rhodes and the various changes they endured when travelling on this road. The first topic of discussion in this podcast focuses on how students ended up studying at Rhodes. We are introduced to Sisipho and discover that Rhodes is not the only option on the table. Then we hear from Sheba how her application to Rhodes was about being closer to home. Concluding the first discussion is Lunathi, who discusses her absolute love for Grahamstown and Rhodes University. Our second topic of discussion centres on the changes students had to endure. Here, Mpho talks about how she handled the changes. We also hear from Sinatho, who explains how shocking the transition was for her because she comes from a big city. We end the podcast with one last topic of discussion, focusing on certain expectations students might have had when coming to Grahamstown. Our last interviewee is Luphelo, who listed the hopes she had before coming to Grahamstown.