Ruby Mulraine gets spontaneous applause at Oasis Academy, Hadley

20 October 2014

Ruby Mulraine speaking to students at Oasis Academy HadleyRuby Mulraine, award-winning BBC radio producer, spoke to 215 sixth form students at Oasis Academy Hadley.

Drawing on her time as executive producer of Radio 1Xtra, the UK’s national black music station, as well as her background growing up not far from the school, she spoke about integrity as the key to success.

“By having confidence to stay true to your accent, heritage & roots you can build your own contribution in the media.”

Ruby emphasised that the road to success can be a bespoke one, and that self-belief in one’s own talent can help to show the world one’s unique-selling point.

During the Q & A session, students had the chance to ask Ruby about careers in the media, learning that blogs and video diaries can be the perfect platform to gain recognition.

Ruby Mulraine speaking to students at Oasis Academy HadleyRuby’s talk clearly hit on many topics close to the students’ heart, and her visit was filled with spontaneous applause. Sarah Hamilton, head of sixth form said, “being from the area, many of the students felt they could relate to Ruby. She was a fantastic speaker and students said she was the best speaker we’ve ever had.”