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The Scottish Student Sport Podcast
30 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Episode 17 – Festive Gathering and 2021 Highlights
A short but sweet final episode of the year as Stew and Gav take a look back at some of the best bits of 2021. We preview our SSS Festive Gathering, take a trip down memory lane and we asked you for your 2021 highlights.Featuring festive cheer, plenty of laughs and a few tears as Stew says farewell to Gav…
44 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Episode 16 | Breaking Boundaries with Abtaha Maqsood
What advice would you give your 11-year-old self? Tackling that question and more we welcome the inspirational Scotland Women’s Cricketer Abtaha Maqsood, who is smashing boundaries wherever she goes. We cover everything from cricket, dentistry and university life to taekwondo and tackling challenges head-on.Alongside Abtaha, we are joined by Kirsten Mullen - our first SSS Sports Chair on the pod! Kirsten covers everything including sports, societies and events in her role at Fife College and she tells us all about her new role as Athletics Chair!
38 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
SSS Conference Special | TimeForTen
To kick-start our 10 Years of SSS celebrations we are inviting everyone to join in with our #TimeForTen active challenge! As part of the challenge, we are encouraging everyone to move their body to the theme of 10 whilst listening along to the SSSPOD. On this special episode, we will be joined by a whole range of guests from across the student sport network, sharing some of their best memories from the last 10 years and beyond! Get your body moving and join Mark Beaumont, Katherine Grainger and more for a trip down memory lane!
28 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
SSS Conference Special | Welcome
As part of the virtual SSS Conference 2021, we are delivering two special sessions via podcast! Join Stew Fowlie and Gavin Rittoo as they preview Day 1 of the conference and catch our exclusive interview with our new teamwear provider – New Balance. We encourage all our attendees and listeners to get outside and move your body whilst listening along! Enjoy!
48 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Episode 13 | The ‘Power of Sport’ Special
What a line up we have in store for you! Joining Stew and Gav, we have not one, not two but EIGHT guests from across the sporting landscape as we ask them what the phrase 'Power of Sport' really means to them and how sport can shape the nation's recovery out of the pandemic. Prepare to be inspired…
57 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Episode 12 | Challenges, Charities and Chris Sellar
We are feeling fit this February on the #SSSPOD! On the agenda we’re chatting challenges, charities and keeping creative during a pandemic. We are delighted to be joined by Chris Sellar who shares his inspirational story of how he ran 10k a day for 28 days to raise funds for two charities very close to his heart.If that wasn’t good enough we are bringing you even MORE in the shape of Jordan MOORE. The RGU Sports President will be discussing life in the Granite City, Nutrition in Sport and how RGU have looked after their students during the pandemic. A perfect way to spend an hour!
47 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Episode 11 | Peter Sawkins, GBBO & Student Sport
On your marks… Get set...Podcast! After an energising winter break – we are starting 2021 with a bang. Or should we say Bake...? We are delighted to be joined by the class of 2020 Great British Bake Off Winner – Peter Sawkins. The Edinburgh University Student talks baking, badminton and everything in-between. Joining Peter in the SSS POD tent, we chat to current Strathclyde Sports Union VP, Eilidh Sneddon, who shares her highlights from her time in office so far. On the menu we have motivation, inspiration, exclusive recipes and all the positivity you need to beat those January blues. Enjoy!
64 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Episode 10 | Talking Mental Health
In line with World Mental Health Day, we are chatting all things mental health and the importance of looking after each other on episode 10 of the #SSSPOD. Joining Stew and Gav on the virtual sofa we welcome swimming sensation and two-time Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Cameron Brodie. Cameron talks career highs and lows and the psychological side of elite-level sport. Alongside Cameron, Joe Gilfillan – Sports President at UWS – joins us to chat everything from his beloved Glasgow Clan Ice Hockey team, to life at UWS, overcoming adversity and the importance of speaking up. We also cover, ‘15 years of Fowlie’ and the short but sweet return of student sport. Both our guests have remarkable stories so strap yourself in and enjoy.
57 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
Episode 9 | Hollie Davidson
Hollie Davidson and Andy White join Stew and Gav Rittoo in the starting line-up for this month’s rugby themed edition of the #SSSPOD. Hollie talks us through her rugby journey so far, from her student days at Edinburgh University, to hanging up her playing boots and whistling around the world as Scottish Rugby’s first full-time professional women’s referee. Alongside Hollie we welcome returning QMU Vice-President of Sports and Societies, Andy White. Andy chats through the benefits of joining sports clubs and societies for new students and gives us an insight into what student sport will look like at QMU this year.
66 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Episode 8 | Carla Molinaro
On this month’s episode we meet the women who decided to run the length of Britain - Lands’ End to John O Groats - smashing the world record in the process. Carla Molinaro joins us on the #SSSPOD to talk all things ultra-running, motivation, getting out your comfort zone and the small matter of how to run 874 miles in 12 days. Alongside Carla we welcome Kieran Matthews, former RGU sports president turned Aberdeen University Activities Coordinator. Kieran chats through his highlights as RGU Sports President and the controversial decision to swap from purple to blue…
68 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Episode 7 | Seonaid McIntosh & Julia Stenhouse
Joining us in July we welcome another two high calibre guests onto the SSS Pod. We caught up with Britain’s no.1 Rifle Shooter and World Champion Seonaid McIntosh. We discuss everything from whacky hairstyles and travelling the world to how she manages to balance multiple degrees as a world champion! Joining Seonaid in the firing line is Edinburgh University Sports Union President, Julia Stenhouse. After a whirlwind 12 months in the role, Julia shares with us some of her highlights, Tik-Tok dances and plans for the future…
62 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Episode 6 | Malcolm Cannon and Leah Allcock
In a St. Andrews University special Stew and Gav are joined by current Sports President Leah Allcock and Malcolm Cannon. Malcolm held the role as Sports Union officer at St Andrews back in the 1980s, before going to too establish a career as an inspirational leader – holding chief executive positions in four different business including Cricket Scotland. We caught up with the pair of them to chat all things from ZOOM quizzes and lockdown habits, to what has changed at the oldest university in Scotland. We also include a SSS update on our plans for next season!
73 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Episode 5 | Dame Katherine Grainger
Joining Stew and Gav on this virtual edition of the #SSSPOD is none-other than Dame Katherine Grainger - five-time Olympic medallist and Chair of UK sport. Alongside Katherine, Glasgow University Sports President, Paddy Everingham joins us in the hot-seat for a welcome catch-up. In this slightly longer edition we cover a whole range of topics from ice-cream, isolation tips, tears and triumphs, to how student sport shaped the success of Team GB’s most decorated female Olympian. So sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy!
60 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Episode 4 | #PASSSTHEPOD with Mark Beaumont
Stew and Gav are getting into the spirit of adventure this month – with two inspirational guests. Joining them on their quest is none other than Mark Beaumont, the man who cycled Around the World in 80 Days – breaking the World Record TWICE. Alongside Mark, we welcome Maddy Watson, Strathclyde Sports Union President to discuss her own journey through Strathclyde Sport and beyond. We also have LIVE coverage and reaction from the Scottish Student Games and announce our brand new social media challenge: #PASSSTHEPOD.
61 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
Episode 3 | Shelley Kerr
Stew and Gav kick off 2020 in style with two unique guests. We chat all things Women in Sport, Women’s Football and inspiring a generation with Scotland Women’s National Team Manager Shelley Kerr. Ben Graham from Heriot Watt also joins us to preview the year ahead, share best practice and discuss his beloved Dundee United. Seasoned with the usual competitions chat, laughs and enthusiasm as always.
55 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Episode 2 | Christmas Special
Getting into the festive spirit, Stew and Gav are joined by two new guests; Gill Thayne – Stirling University Sports President and Jim Metcalfe from the College Development Network. In this special festive edition we cover everything from Christmas and Colleges to Cricket and Carrots in an episode that is not to be missed.We also have LIVE reaction from the World’s Big Sleep Out, introduce our new competitions segment and look ahead to some of the upcoming highlights in 2020. www.scottishstudentsport.com
54 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Episode 1 | Georgia Moran & The Big Sleep Out
Welcome to the Scottish Student Sport Podcast! In its debut episode hosts Gavin Rittoo and Stew Fowlie are joined by Georgia Moran from Napier University to chat all things, music, sport and future plans. We also preview the World’s Big Sleep Out on Saturday 7th December and bring you all the latest news and goings on from the student sporting world. www.scottishstudentsport.com
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