Liverpool Student Media got a chance to sit down with some of the candidates running for Guild president and ask them a couple of questions.

Rebecca Garnault

Becky Garnault

What subject are you studying?

MSc Humanitarian Studies (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

My undergrad was in Criminology and Sociology

What year of study are you in?

Masters (4th year)

Where are you from?

I grew up in Ystrad Mynach, South Wales

Are you a member of any societies?

I started the Aegis Society last year with my friend which advocates and educates against crimes against humanity. I am on the committee of PalSoc. I am in Cymdeithas Cymru Lerpwl (Liverpool Welsh Society) – mainly to have welsh pals to watch the rugby with. I also joined Archery this year after intending to join every year of uni.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In the little spare time I have I like to do yoga and visit West Kirby where my grandparents live.

What do you love most about Liverpool?

As soon as I arrived it felt like home. Liverpool’s community is conscientious and active and I love being part of that.

Give us one little known fact about you…

My entire education before university was in Welsh. Even French we translated from Welsh to French.

What made you decide to stand for election?

I am passionate about activism and I believe that all students have the right to be encouraged to speak out about issues that are important to them and not be afraid of repercussions. They should feel like their opinions are worth while and being heard.

Outline the main points of your manifesto…

Equal voices – Prioritise representation of every section of our student population. I want every student to feel that their voice is being heard equally. I want all the diverse population groups across campus to have representative who will contribute their ideas and concerns. I am hoping to find ways to encourage students to become more active and campaign for issues that are important to them. Raising awareness while learning more yourself.

Sum up your campaign in 5 words or less…

Be the change. Vote BECKY