Khadidija's Golden Opportunity in Radio!

1st August 2012
Khadidija Main

Khadidija N'diaye's dreams of working in the radio industry have come true after studying radio production at Lambeth College.

An Olympic dream becomes reality as former radio production student begins an exciting career with the BBC.

A dramatic change of direction led Khadidija N’diaye to a career in radio broadcasting, her life-long passion, and has now landed her a dream job with the BBC World Service currently covering the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Khadidija had studied for an HND in Management and Accounting and was heading in the direction of self-employment in her native France when she had a last minute change of heart. After a conversation with a close friend about her career direction, she chose to realise her dream in London, stopped worrying what others would think about her new career path and followed her heart by enrolling on a radio production course at Lambeth College - something that she really enjoys.

“I love writing, watching and debating about films and documentaries and have always been fascinated by radio. I had never really considered it a career option until I came across a course that caught my eye in a Lambeth College prospectus.”

Lambeth College runs a one-year Radio Production - CG Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Media Techniques based at our Vauxhall Centre. The course offers hands-on experience creating content for the college radio station, Vox Radio, as well as developing skills in creating news bulletins, interviewing, audio editing, radio drama, comedy sketch writing, commercial production, voice training and presenting.

“Everything I have taken away with me from this course has been beneficial and has helped me to improve my strengths and weaknesses as an individual. My language skills and my understanding of the British culture and radio has improved too.”

Khadidija is now studying for a BA in Broadcasting at the University of West London and within six months of completing her radio course applied for work experience at the BBC securing a two week placement alongside the opportunity to meet and network with BBC producers and editors. This then led to a further three weeks work experience.

A few months later, Khadidija received a call and was offered a contract. She is now working as a Broadcast and Online Assistant for the BBC World Service.

“I’m using skills gained from the course in my current role including organisation and management, team work, working under pressure and meeting deadlines as well as various radio and broadcasting techniques.

Currently I work on the Olympic London 2012 coverage by helping online and sports journalists and the news team by organising the play list, checking the running order, editing audio, contributing ideas for reporting and programmes, and sometimes I play the role of a correspondent - my gateway to fame.

Thank you so much to Lambeth College for the opportunity you have given me and other young people. You have great facilities and provide opportunities to meet industry professionals who come in to talk to us at college. This was priceless. Your excellent and supportive tutors have enabled me to achieve my best and to my full potential. My dreams have come true!"


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