Students hear how Sian Williams’ determination led to success

4 October 2013

Photo of Sian WIlliams addressing students at Alexandra Park School

This month BBC broadcast journalist Sian Williams gave a talk to a group of more than 80 students in North London.

She was able to offer advice to those wishing to pursue journalism as a career, and, by the end of the day, had inspired students to consider it within their reach if they were able to apply themselves and work hard.

Her experience in radio and television meant that Sian was able to create a compelling first-hand account of working in the media industry for students usually don’t have access to those with knowledge to give such compelling and realistic advice and insight.

The talk was filled with examples from her own personal experience, such as reporting in crisis zones and stories demonstrating the dedication and commitment which helped get her there. Sian’s personable and candid description of how, despite the prevalent gender issues when she began in the sector, she broke into news media and become one of the nation’s most successful broadcast journalists struck a chord with pupils.