The Nerve brings together staff and students to discuss a range of topics, including English literature, cultural events and critical theory
Dr Jenny O’Connor is the host of The Nerve, a podcast established by the English team at Waterford Institute of Technology.
She says the idea behind the podcast is to provide a forum to discuss topics related to the study of English, both in WIT and in the wider world.
O’Connor explains her motivation for the podcast: “We started the podcast as a way of connecting with our students, primarily, but it has also become a way to advertise the programme and to explore ideas that might appeal to a more general audience.”
To involve students
“We have received really positive feedback from schools, members of the public and staff and students at WIT, which makes it all worthwhile. We particularly love to involve our students where possible and to gain their perspective on the many topics we discuss.
“We hope that it gives them a sense of belonging as English students and offers them a resource that they can return to again and again,” O’Connor stated.
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