Esmat has been an active leader with Citizens UK, working on various local and national actions and campaigns including the Living Wage. She also facilitates leadership development programmes; with a special interest in mentoring young people seeking to affect positive change in the wider community. Her main aim is to promote community cohesion, by working with like-minded individuals for the betterment of society as a whole, and has considerable experience in developing and fostering better relations between communities.
Rebecca is the youth and student outreach worker at Yachad, an NGO based in London which aims to galvanise the British Jewish community in support of a two-state solution to the Israel Palestine conflict. She has a background in working with young people in alternative educational settings and an MA in Museum and Gallery Education.
Rosie is the Campaigns Manager at Student Minds, the UK's student mental health charity. She graduated from Nottingham University in 2011, was the SU's Equal Opportunities and Welfare Officer, and has spent most of her time campaigning to improve the state of student mental health since. You'll also find her tweeting about women's rights, appreciating films that pass the Bechdel test and drinking copious amounts of Yorkshire Tea.
I currently work as a Strategist for Purpose and am a recent economics MPhil graduate. I am focused on the requirement for structural change, to institutions and culture, in combatting the big issues of the time, these arguably being the greatest we've ever faced. At the moment, I'm trying to build a digital platform to maximise democratic engagement and have set up a youth education scheme.
I am currently undertaking an internship in Tearfund’s campaigns team, learning as much as I can everyday. I believe that we can fix broken systems that trap people in poverty and I’m passionate about playing a part in that, I’m excited to use the skills I learn at Campaign Bootcamp to effectively advocate for this change. I enjoy spending time with friends and being actively involved in my community.
My day job is to develop research projects (on the social and environmental impacts of transnational corporations) at the University of London's Human Rights Consortium. Having worked as a volunteer communications coordinator for the Amnesty International UK children's human rights network for many years, I am enthralled by good campaigning. At bootcamp I will be working on behalf of Taxpayers Against Poverty - and I really can't wait!
I’m a recent Geography graduate, currently dividing my time between working in sustainable development and working on a sustainable diets campaign with an environmental NGO. I'm immensely passionate about sustainability within educational institutions, inclusivity within campaigning environments, and of course sustainable diets! Outside of campaigning I’m a keen runner and avid scrapbook-er.
Jenny Rosenberg is Activism Impact Coordinator at Friends of the Earth. She has worked for a range of social justice, environmental and human rights organisations in the UK and abroad. Currently Jenny's work is primarily focused on community renewable energy projects across the UK.
My name is Joe Coney and I run campaigns at British Influence, the pro-EU campaign. I think our EU membership makes Britain and the world a better place and is worth fighting for. I'm really looking forward to attending Campaign Bootcamp.
I'm a Campaigns Officer at Which? and currently manage Which?'s Clean Up Credit and Play Fair on Ticket Fees campaigns. Before joining Which?, I spent a year working at a PR agency and did internships in the Civil Service at at Oxfam.
Ledys self-identifies as a Third World feminist. She studied International Relations at the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Critical Global Politics at the University of Exeter. She is a long time activist against racism, sexism and global inequality. She currently lives in Bogota, Colombia where she is a campaigner for SumOfUs.org.
I work for disability rights organisation Transport for All, campaigning with older and disabled transport users for accessible transport. I helped set up the successful Brighton Living Wage campaign - Living Wage is an issue I feel very strongly about! - and am currently studying for an MA in Community Organising. Aside from activism; camping, sea swimming and hills make me happy.
Growing up on a farm in New Zealand gave me a strong sense of stewardship and a desire to look after the world for future generations. After graduating and working on low-carbon campaigning with Generation Zero, I am now based in Oxford, studying a Master of Public Policy. I love travel, the outdoors, good people, and new adventures.
I work at Save the Children, specialising in both grassroots campaigning and mass mobilisation. I love the fact that my job allows me to spend my time campaigning for children's rights both in the UK and internationally - something I have always been passionate about.
I work for the National Union of Students (NUS) on the Liberation campaigns (Black, Disabled, LGBT and Women students). Really keen on working towards equality and diversity and opening participatio
Conan trained as a historical linguist (BA and MA, in English literature, UCD; PhD *pending corrections* from ASNC, Cambridge) before getting rather more fired up about social justice than semantics. He is now a member of DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts) campaigning for disabled people's rights, welfare claimants' dignity, and trying to combat the insidious scrounger rhetoric of the DWP and the Daily Mail.
At the moment most of my time is taken up by studying and volunteering as Progressio's Regional Mobiliser for the Midlands. I am passionate about equality (gender equality in particular) and the environment. I also have a keen interest in international development and love to travel!
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David is the International Campaigner for the Land Grabs Campaign in ActionAid. David’s passion and commitment to campaigns and to land issues has been evident in his active and successful involvement in the land rights campaign in Kenya which has contributed to land law reform in Kenya. He was central in bringing the Dakatcha biofuels land grab case to international attention, and has given talks on his campaigns experiences in both Europe and Africa, and contributed to lobbying around biofuels at the EU Parliament.
I am very interested in how climate change is affecting conflicts and subsequently peace processes in developing countries, and so am hoping that Bootcamp will inspire ideas for effective campaigning on this issue. Also, after spending 8 months working at the European Commission in Brussels, I am passionate about keeping the UK in the EU, and especially engaging young Brits on the matter. I am currently studying a MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS and interning at Crisis Action.
Working for Envision, a youth social action charity, means I have to support young people with implementing campaigns on a regular basis. I hope to gain valuable skills from campaign bootcamp that will enable me to better support my students to create inspirational projects within their communities. I was incredibly fortunate enough to volunteer overseas with Progressio in Nicaragua and El Salvador where I developed a passion for international development. I have worked on a range of issues from women's empowerment to food security.
Originally from Australia, I have been living in London for 12 years. A decade of this was spent working in film and tv commercials production before I delved full time into the NGO world - beginning work at environmental charity ClientEarth, in 2012. I have an immense passion and drive for helping make positive change and care deeply about humanitarian and environmental issues.
Health Justice Advocate. Currently Digital Officer at War on Want, and Secretary of the Board of Trustees for Medsin-UK. I'll be returning to university from September 2015 to complete my training as a doctor.
After graduating with an International Relations degree, I took a few months out to volunteer in the Philippines with VSO as a health advocate, and in Ghana empowering young women.I am currently campaigning against the violence against Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia, and have campaigned on a variety of issues such as the further education cuts, noise reduction on campus, creation of a feminist society on campus and against human rights trafficking.
Alexandra has been involved in campaigns for over a decade. Her most successful campaign achievement was undoubtedly getting Caroline Lucas elected as the first-ever Green MP. Alex is currently working on Caroline's re-election campaign.
I am the Campaigns Manager at Intern Aware, the national campaign for fair internships. I have previously worked at the charity Future First and campaigned at KCLSU and with the Labour Party.
Like all bootcampers, I have a strong sense of what’s fair and what isn’t. That's probably why working with communities in Kenya and South Africa left me angry about inequality, but inspired to do something about it. Right now I'm managing a campaign on children’s diabetes care at Diabetes UK and volunteering with Movement for Change on the side to regulate letting agencies in Walthamstow. Oh, and I’m also part of a dance troupe.
Emma Howard is a trainee digital journalist at the Guardian. Before this she worked in international development and on various youth and community projects. She is a an board member at the youth organisation UpRising and is setting up a social enterprise to support young interpreters.
Ema is deeply passionate about international development and global justice. After graduating from SOAS in 2012 with a BSc in Development Economics, she is now pursuing an MSc in Development Studies at Birkbeck. She believes that campaigning is the most effective way of creating change and as such works in the Campaigns Team at the international development charity ActionAid.
I cut my teeth on campaigning as my University SU Women's Officer. After seeing the changes I was able to make there, I've decided to dedicate the rest of my life to campaigns to end violence against women and girls. Alongside campaigning, I'm a keen filmmaker and dancer.