Series 1 Episode 3 – The law and importance of engaging in the democratic process

Lauren Sykes
Thursday 26 May 2022

Our guest on episode 3 of the Scotland’s Future podcast series is self-confessed “podcast geek”, Mike Gettinby, the University’s Deputy Legal Officer.

During his conversation with host Stephen Gethins, Mike talks about how he grew up tuning into debate and discussion on Radio 4 and is now an avid fan of podcasts on everything from cycling to music. As soon as he heard about the Scotland’s Future project, he very quickly suggested it included a podcast series.

Explaining why he felt podcasts would add value to the project, Mike said: “Whenever the SFS programme came up I thought this was a great opportunity to use a podcast to get the message out to the world about what we are doing at St Andrews, both within the community and the wider University community, alumni etc, and to draw on the deep well of knowledge and understanding we have.”

Drawing on his own experience as a lawyer, Mike goes on to talk about the importance of productive and respectful debate so that policy and legislative developments make the world a better place for all.

Listen to the podcast or watch the video via YouTube.

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