Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams is coming to the local area as part of a careers week.
The actor, famous for her role as Arya Stark of Winterfell in the international smash hit fantasy drama series, will be at the University of St Andrews promoting her new social networking app for young artists.
Described as “a playground for creative collaboration” the app, called Daisie, sets out to revolutionise the way young people use social media by providing a platform that not only focuses on their growth as individuals but gives users a safe space to pursue their desired careers and facilitates their need for work-focused connections.
Maisie will be appearing at the Younger Hall from 5.30 to 7pm on Tuesday 5 February at the event hosted by the University of St Andrews Students’ Association. Tickets are free but pre-registration is required.
Williams said: “Before Daisie, success in the creative industries has been wholly dependent on luck and ‘ins’ to the industry. Daisie introduces a new way into the creative world, through connections made organically and the natural development of your skills, propelling individuals to the next level.”
Jamie Minns, director of student development and activities at St Andrews, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Maisie to St Andrews.
“There is a thriving community of student performing arts societies at St Andrews. Maisie is an international star and can help to inspire our students who are interested in a career in the performing arts.”
Careers Week, organised by the Students’ Association and the University’s Careers Centre, is a series of career talks, panels and workshops aiming to give students an insight into career paths in the arts, the charity sector, and more.