There was a staggering 405 applications to come on Bootcamp 6 + 7. Below are the people that joined us for Bootcamp 7, which took place from the 9th - 14th July 2016.
I'm an avid health and international development enthusiast. Campaigns Coordinator for RESULTS UK by day and Young Trustee at Restless Development. Spent one too many Saturdays dressed up as Robin Hood or a taco as an Oxfam Campaigner! Always working to engage my local community about national and global issues. Passionate about human rights for all and refugee rights. Looking forward to being inspired and learning from other activists making a change!
I'm from Syria, I arrived in the UK recently. I am campaigning for refugee and asylum seekers rights in the UK and beyond.
I run a small social enterprise called Project Yogi that creates self-development an empowerment programmes using Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning Activities for young people. I am very concerned about the physical and mental wellbeing of the younger generation and how they cope with these issues. This is a passion of mine and I would like to help make a difference in this area.
I am a partially sighted person involved voluntary with the RNIB. I feel able to speak for people who are partially sighted/blind and people with pan disabilities that aren't as confident themselves.
I am a campaigner, activist, and coffee drinker from Bath. Passionate about intersectional feminism, I recently led the successful #ISeeTara campaign to see a trans woman relocated from a male-only prison. I also founded the Bath Gender Equality Network, and run intersectionality, ally and language workshops!
Everyone should have access to healthy food, regardless of the money they can spend on it. This only works if the food industry becomes transparent and accountable, and I'll keep fighting until that happens.
I have worked with asylum seekers and refugees for over 12 years now. Ive worked as an adviser, volunteer coordinator and project coordinator in charities such as the British Red Cross and Refugee Council. Its an area of work I deeply care about. I'm now working on the Regional Asylum Activism project, campaigning for asylum seeker and refugee rights, which I thoroughly enjoy, it keeps me busy.
As a global Campaign Coordinator with Oxfam International, I campaign to fix the broken food system. This includes working on issues including climate change, land rights and investment in agriculture. When I’m not working, I enjoy adventures in my van, attempting to speak French, and getting involved in community cooking projects.
I am Helena. I feel inspired and empowered to help children and young people, those that have not the access to education, safety and security which we are privileged to have. In my spare time I like running, travelling, exploring, playing music and talking - especially in Spanish and French but most importantly learning about new languages and cultures.
I'm a teacher and organiser at English for Action, a charity that runs free English classes for adult migrants in the community. I work with English learners to take action on things they care about: ranging from access to education and decent housing, to workers rights or hyper-local issues.
I am a campaigner against transatlantic free trade agreements (TTIP & CETA). I help coordinate the main French platform against those commercial accords.
Kim is a community worker and activist. She works with young women at Glasgow Women's Library to nurture their feminist and political awareness, and facilitates song workshops in prisons across Scotland as a founding team member of Vox Liminis. Kim also co-leads the Glasgow branch of the Scottish Green Party and is a local government election candidate for 2017. She is married with a one-eyed rescue cat called Minerva.
I am a campaigns officer for Trailblazers. Trailblazers is a group of young disabled campaigners. We fight to remove the barriers that stop disabled people live inclusively in society.
I lead ShareAction's campaigns which harness the power of investors to encourage companies to treat their workers better. I'm passionate about shifting how companies take responsibility for their treatment of the people that work for them, whether directly or further down the chain. To get there, I'm campaigning for greater corporate accountability, along with related issues like migrants' rights and inequality.
I live in Leeds, and work for the Regional Asylum Activism Project across the whole of Yorkshire of Humberside, campaigning to protect the rights of refugees in the UK. I'm particularly interested in asylum-related destitution, housing rights and access to healthcare.
I'm a passionate environmental campaigner, working mainly on issues related to extreme energy. I'm a founding member of Frack Free Somerset & No Geo Nuke Dumping. I work with Biofuelwatch as their UK based bioenergy campaigner & I volunteer with End Ecocide England.
I'm a graphic designer and campaigner. My thoughts are always on how to visually make people engaged in a fun and creative way. Feminism, equality and human rights are issues close to my heart.
I campaign on democratic issues, from registering people to vote to improving accuracy in public debate. I currently work at Full Fact, the UK's leading fact-checking charity. I also run Citizen Beta the civic tech meetup.
My campaign experienced is focused around mental health support for university student communities, and I'm currently working as Campaigns Manager for Student Minds. I'm interested in creating interactive visual campaigns to inspire volunteers to campaign effectively, so really like working with design and digital.
I care about making sure that the voices of marginalised groups are heard in decision making that impacts on their lives. I care about building people's confidence, skills and knowledge so they can get their voices heard. I support other groups in developing campaigns. My kids also keep me busy! :)
I'm a human rights enthusiast and activist from Sudan with extensive experience in the third sector working with civil society and grass root organisations.
I'm the Director of Stay Up Late and one of the co-founders of the charity (having been the bass player in the punk band ‘Heavy Load’). I'm passionate about social justice and inclusion. I'm married with 4 children, love walking, playing and listening to music. My pub conversation is music, politics and football, in that order.
I spend my days campaigning across Europe on everything from transparency to tax. Big into climate change, development, tax and gender equality.
I love to write, sing and act and I like to apply these skills to my passions. I am kept busy with studying and doing performances. Justice speaks in our everyday life’s and I believe everyone has a voice to make a change. I have volunteered and campaigned for transformation, Journey to Justice, and HWNS. My focus being on child abuse, empowering young people and homelessness, however I hope to focus more on my community and look at knife and gun violence among youth in London.
I'm a BSc Geography student at the University of Greenwich. I am an environmentalist and fighting for the rights of our natural environment. I hope for others to see the intrinsic value of our land.
I'm a Palestinian Arab, living in Israel. I work for ZAZIM-community action as a campaigner, running campaigns that focus on human rights, combatting the Israeli occupation, discrimination and racism in Israel. Up until recently I worked as the Arabic spokesperson for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. I am, chiefly, a mother to Adi and Mina.
Hi my name is Shanna, I am so pleased to have been offered a place on Bootcamp 7. I currently volunteer for Ehlers-Danlos Support UK in Glasgow I have also worked in support services which provides a wide range of services for people who have learning disabilities. Looking forward to learn and gain valuable skills and knowledge that will give me the confidence in becoming an effective campaigner and advocate.
I'm currently Emerging Powers Coordinator at Crisis Action, and I'm based in New Delhi. I'm also passionate about international development policy and practice. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, writing and dabbling in organic gardening.
I care about campaigning for a fairer society that provides opportunities for anyone to succeed, regardless of their background or circumstance. When not campaigning I can often be found binge watching Netflix.
An experienced campaigner who has just finished a stint with the Labour Party working on the London Mayoral and GLA elections. Previously worked for Action for Children and NUS. Cares hugely about liberation campaigning.
Anna is the Training Manager at Campaign Bootcamp. Before this she trained and supported climate activist groups around the world. She has also worked with and trained grassroots groups working on a range of issues in the UK. She believes that training spaces are places where real magic and transformation can happen. Experiencing it herself while on Training for Change’s 'SuperT', a 19 day training for trainers in Philadelphia, USA. When not working with a group she is happiest on her bike, or with her head in a book.
Nim is the Core Trainer at Campaign Bootcamp and is also a community activist and freelance writer, trainer & facilitator and equality and diversity specialist. Nim has held a number of strategic roles in the anti-racist, LGBTQI, women's and disability sectors. They co-founded QTIPOC London and are an inaugural member of the Edge Fund. Previous to this they co-founded and Directed So We Stand. This won Nim an Olive Morris Memorial Award for activism and was named a Guardian "Youth Climate Leader". Nim grew up and lives in Walthamstow, is passionate about film, plays the drums, loves avocados and has a penchant for cheesy 90s music.
Bryony is the Operations Coordinator at Campaign Bootcamp; before this she worked for a youth employment charity in Edinburgh and volunteered to co-run the tenth Edinburgh World Justice Festival. When she’s not sorting spreadsheets and getting things organised, she likes cycling, reading and travelling to new places.
Tamara-Jade works as the Outreach and Operations Coordinator at Campaign Bootcamp, which means she finds people to apply for bootcamp and manages the wider bootcamp community. She is passionate about intersectionality and takes this approach to her outreach work. She likes plants, candles, trying to dance like Rihanna and drawing.
My name is Fatima Awil. I have just finished my 2nd year of studying Law and Human Rights. I was first introduced to activism in 2012 when I campaigned against FGM and all GBV with an organisation called FORWARD (I still do). I am also a co founder of a youth lead program (Youth For Change) which aim to end FGM and Child Marriage within a generation, through collaborations. In my free time I like to spend time with friends and family and catch up on my favourite shows :)
My name is Danielle and I'm very proud to be from the wonderful northern city of Liverpool! I'm currently working for the youth leadership charity, UpRising, as a Programme Coordinator. In my spare time I enjoy bouldering (a form of rock climbing) and trying to remember how to speak Spanish. I can't wait to be a part of the Campaign Bootcamp organising team, having attended Bootcamp 2 myself way way back in 2014.
As much as it's a cliche, attending Campaign Bootcamp 5 really did change a lot of things for me. Since then, I've worked as a Regional Campaign Manager for the Scottish Green Party and helped elect the youngest ever MSP. More importantly, I've a strong interest in campaigns for social justice and equality, really care about diversifying the campaign/organising sector and building effective solidarity networks.
Rachel Collinson was voted in the UK's Top 50 Most Influential People in Fundraising. Over her 15 year career in the nonprofit digital sector, she has worked with dozens of local, national and international campaigns and fundraising drives, from small charities to big household names. Her most high-profile projects have been the 'Save Santa's Home' campaign for Greenpeace and '64 For Suu' for the Burma Campaign UK. She likes LOLcats, being honest about her failings, and Pepsi Max (a bit too much).
Nadia is Senior Communications Manager at Change.org. Before that she worked as a news journalist for a decade from local newspapers to nationals including: MailOnline, Metro and yep you read right - The Daily Star.
Greygory Vass is the co-founder of Open Bardbers: 'an environment where the diversity of gender expressions are recognised, celebrated and encouraged – and this leaves people feeling valued and visible in their identity'.
As a community organiser and activist, I’ve worked with people affected by the housing crisis and benefit cuts, migrant rights issues, and experienced how invisible groups like QTIPOCs (queer/trans/intersex/people of colour) are affected.
Kevin Smith is the press officer at Global Justice Now. He joined in October 2014, after having spent 6 years at Platform overseeing their communications development and campaigning against oil sponsorship of the arts. He has been active on climate justice issues since the mobilisation at COP 6 summit in The Hague in 2000, and also spent time living in Spain on politically-engaged land based projects. In his spare time he obsesses about obscure disco records and hangs out with his cat.
Kat Tu is a senior campaigner at SumOfUs. She is from Australia and currently lives in London. In her past life, she has been an election field organisation, a youth climate organiser, and a telefundraising consultant. She likes to read, play the ukulele, cook, and talk about race, class, and feminism.
My role is Parliamentary Officer at Mind, working on our political campaigns to push mental health up the agenda in Westminster. My last role was working to improve the rights of charities to campaign, and I’m passionate about our ability to speak out. Outside of work, I love nothing more than to be at the seaside with some fish & chips.
Before becoming a freelance campaigns consultant in July 2013, Hannah Lownsbrough was the founding Campaigns Director of 38 Degrees, a community of UK citizens campaigning together on the issues they care about. As a consultant, her clients have included GetUp.org.au, Friends of the Earth, SumOfUs.org and Save the Children International.
Cian is an activist, technologist and academic. He is former technology director at 38 Degrees, the UK's largest people powered campaigning movement, where he continues to advise on technology strategy. There he successfully campaigned to halt the privatisation of England's woodlands, took on big energy companies, and was awed by hundreds of thousands of 38 Degrees members together affecting real change.
Cian researches and teaches at SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex. His research interests include the sociology of large technological systems, and innovation for sustainability.
Cian recently co-founded Uplift.ie, Ireland's first people powered campaigning organisation.
Rachel’s journey as a campaigner started with Leeds University ONE Society. After graduating she dabbled in journalism and international development, but a week at Campaign Bootcamp inspired her into campaigning professionally. Stints with StopAIDS and Crisis Action preceded her joining 38 Degrees. She’s thrilled to be helping run the campaigns that matter most to members across the UK. When not at work she’s probably playing tennis, cooking or eating lots of eatnatural bars.