Staff and Students 2018/2019

In the 2018-2019 academic year, the WorldStory project took an an additional dimension, that of inviting University of Hertfordshire members of staff to contribute their stories to the ever-growing archive. As with the student testimonies, these interviews have taken the UH oral history team around the world, from Russia and the Baltic States to India, Holland, Sweden and the USA. As always, the stories are highly individual, colourful and insightful.

In 2018 the first interviews of staff were recorded, and you can hear some of these interviews and the stories from our students below. Eureka Henrich, the Oral History Team Coordinator, switched places and was interviewed by one of the other members of the team. She explains how it felt to be on the other side of the recording equipment:

Being interviewed for the WorldStory project by one of our Oral History team student members was a surprisingly enjoyable and positive experience. Cat had a professional manner and listened attentively, which put me at ease. It was like taking an hour long visit to Sydney, without having to get on an airplane!

Click on the tracks within the playlist below for the first of the recordings from the interviews conducted by the Oral History Team in the 2018/2019 academic year. We will be adding to these recordings as they are processed over the next few months. Here you will discover some of the amazing stories from some of our staff and students who agreed to take part in the project.

Hear extracts from these WorldStory interviews.