Our alumna and BBC journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who had been diagnosed with leukaemia, has died, aged 64.

With sadness we share the news of the death of St Hilda’s alumna, Sue Lloyd-Roberts (History and Modern Languages, 1970), a distinguished BBC journalist whose uncompromising documentaries highlighted humanitarian issues across the world. Sue won many awards for her investigative reporting, including: The Royal Television Society Award for International News, the ITN News & Current Affairs Award and a European Women of Achievement Award.

BBC director general Tony Hall said: ‘Sue Lloyd-Roberts was a pioneer video journalist.

‘Her determination, bravery and courage were extraordinary.

‘She went to dangerous places to give a voice to people who otherwise would not be heard.

‘She was quite simply a remarkable woman who got remarkable stories. She will be deeply missed.’

Sue’s reflections on her time at St Hilda’s

My time at St. Hilda's helped instil in me the firm conviction that women are not only equal (this was the early 70s!) but probably superior to our male counterparts across the river and that we could achieve anything that we set out to do with our lives.

Our thoughts are with Sue's family.

Sue Lloyd-Roberts: How did she do it? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34531378