How I Got Here

A series of interviews programmed by young people for young people to explore the varied and often unexpected ways careers can grow. Watch here.

Jenny Valentine with young people on stage at Hay Festival

Hay Festival piloted this series in 2017 with guest speakers including Marcus du Sautoy, Gemma Cairney and Tracey Chevalier. In 2018 we expanded the series and created Hay Festival Youth Council to host the sessions along with Beacons Project participants.

Audience for How I Got Here at Hay Festival
Young people at How I Got Here event, Hay Festival