Ayshea Buksh, reporter for BBC London, at Little Ilford School

Themes: Life Lessons & Advice, Industry Workings

Topics: Film, Television & Broadcasting, Journalism PR & Communication, Cultures & History

Image of Ayshea Buksh, BBC London Reporter, at Little Ilford SchoolAyshea Buksh visited the Little Ilford School to talk about her experiences as a news journalist and how she got into the industry.

One of the focuses of the talk ended up being about how much Ayshea enjoyed her experience at university, which had a significant impact on those students who weren’t considering applying before the talk.

Ayshea had some good anecdotes prepared to keep students engaged, and students had thought about questions in advance- meaning everyone was able to engage in an interesting and useful discussion. She also invited students to visit her at BBC New Broadcasting House, to show them around if they were especially interested.

One of the girls said meeting a woman who is in news and on TV was inspiring, and that Ayshea was her new role model- we know Ayshea was pleased to hear this, so it was great results all round!