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Meet the SO candidates: Hannah Gale


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Name: Hannah Gale

1. In 15 words, sum up your campaign promises 

Robust student support system, minimum standard for lecture and seminar rooms and better food facilities.

2. What’s your favourite film and why? 

Other than the Harry Potter series it’s gotta be Emperors New Groove. It’s such an underrated Disney film, and I’ve just got so many good memories of watching it with friends from school or from uni and everyone quoting pretty much the entire film. I recommend a watch if you’ve never seen it!

3. What was your favourite childhood toy, and what was its name? 

It was a cuddly toy of Marie, one of the kittens from the Aristocats (definitely one of my favourite films when I younger)

4. What’s your favourite place in Liverpool? 

The top of Duke street looking down at the city, there’s a great view of both the cathedrals and in the afternoon sun/sunset the city just looks beautiful.

5. Who’s a politician you look up to? 

Hillary Clinton, her activism and work throughout her time as first lady and since is inspiring.

6. If you could make a positive change in Liverpool’s wider community, what would it be? 

To change the generally negative stigma that students have across the city (drunken/loud/messy) and show the positive side more; the endless charity work the societies and students do, and all the volunteering projects that students are involved in. Just improve the opinions about students across the city.

7. What’s your campaign colour? 

Light Blue, sky kind of colour – I’m embracing the weather theme that my surname gives.

8. What’s your go-to Costa or Starbucks order?  

Honestly nothing from either, but that’s just because I work at one of the independent cafes in town so I tend to avoid chain coffee shops-but generally I’d go for a flat white, it’s the perfect coffee to milk ratio.

9. What’s your best and worst moment as a student?

The best moment has to be how much Bake Soc. has changed over the past 4 years, from the friendships I’ve watched grow between people to all the amazing causes we’ve helped raise money for through bake sales. I’m so proud of the society, and I guess the highlight would be when we won the ‘Best Sharing Activity Society’ award at the Guild Awards in 2014, my first year running the society.

And my worst moment… unfortunately there’s quite a few to choose from, academic life has not been easy. I think it was when I was struggling through a resit year and realised I’d rather drop out than continue on the combined honours course I was doing.  I’d been told that a transfer to single honours wouldn’t be possible, and wasn’t given the support I needed by my departments. Thankfully everything ended up ok and I transferred to single honours politics and am finally graduating this summer but that’s why I’m so passionate about creating a consensus across academic departments and the guild for students who are facing struggles-I really understand what it’s like to be in a position where there seem like no options.

10. What are your extra-curricular activities or hobbies?

I’m in my 3rd term as president of Bake Soc. so baking is my biggest hobby/extra-curricular activity, it takes up most of my time when I’m not in uni or working.

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