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IWD: Radio presenter Ngunan Adamu set to inspire students

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Published on 08 March 2021

Ngunan Adamu
Ngunan Adamu

Not only is she a BBC presenter but Ngunan Adamu is the founder and CEO of iWoman, a global organisation built by women for women, to help them develop the skills to reach their full potential.

She has also been involved in training other journalists for the BBC World Service.

Dr Caroline Mitchell, Associate Professor of Radio and Participation at the University, said: “Ngunan will be sharing her philosophy about how to see yourself as a ‘brand’ and will talk about her experience across the BBC and independent projects she has led.

“Her enthusiasm and energy are infectious (in a good way!). She will be a wonderful, inspirational speaker for International Women’s Day and is an excellent role model for people getting in and getting on in the creative industries.”

Ngunan’s talk will take place on Microsoft Teams, from 2pm to 3pm.

Meanwhile, University-based radio station Spark has joined up with others around the country to celebrate International Women’s Day, by taking part in the 'Lightening Birds - A Game of Sonic Tag' programme.

Sunderland MA Radio, Audio and Podcasting student Megan Hayward is one of 30 women around the UK who have responded to the unique, fast-paced radio production challenge, to make a short radio feature in a day.

Megan said: “I am so excited to have this as a part of our IWD programming on Spark.

“There’s a team of nine women leading the rest of our programming on Monday, from women’s issues and comedy to dramas and hip hop. We’ve got everything covered!”

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