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BBC Asian Network visiting Villiers High School today

Wed 22 Feb 2017
Students got an insight into life as a radio journalist during a visit from the BBC Asian Network.

Journalists at the radio station discussed career paths and diversity at Villiers High School in Southall on Wednesday (22 Feb 2017).

They then took questions from sixth form students before handing out tickets to the BBC Asian Network Live event, taking place at the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday (25 Feb 2017).

Head of the Asian Network Mark Strippel said: "I grew up just round the corner from this school it's great to come back and talk to pupils here.

"When I was there age I never would have thought I'd be working for the BBC so hopefully this will help that get understanding of what life is like in radio journalism.

Student Gagandeep Mantota, 17, from Southall, said: "I really enjoy this talk today. The people who came today where not much older this us so we can relate to them.

"It makes you think working at the BBC is not completely out of reach. I am definitely thinking about pursing a career in radio journalism now."

Villiers Enrichment Coordinator Atty Fitzgerald said: "It was a very insightful career talk for the students.

"It certainly gave them a flavour of what they need to do if they are to pursue a career in radio media. It's now up to them to take the next step."

BBC Asian Network at Villiers High School in Southall on 22 Feb 2017 /

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