STUDENTS at Durham University were given a lecture with a difference after a star from the Game of Thrones took on the role of teacher.

On Tuesday night, Durham students packed the University’s Calman Learning Centre to hear the drama series star, Maisie Williams, speak openly about careers in the creative industries.

Reflecting on the event, theatre development coordinator, Sophie Wright, said: “I had a great time at the talk.

"Maisie Williams talked a lot about working on democratising how people get their first jobs and create work in creative industries like photography or television or fashion.

“It was really interesting, and she had some great points and answers to questions raised by students in the question and answer session.

“I felt like she sympathised, and she got how scary and daunting trying to get a stable job as a creative could be, which was super heartening.”