Our conference workshops are facilitated by volunteer undergraduate students from the University of Exeter. In the lead-up to the Eco Conference they have participated in an intensive programme to develop their communication and leadership skills as group facilitators. After the conference, the intention is for the undergraduates to continue to provide ongoing mentoring to the school students they have been matched with in order to see the change they helped to create.

Marti Toneva

I am a 20-year-old Bulgarian studying Politics and English. I have two younger sisters, who continuously push me to improve myself and be more active and curious. As side interests, I am a laureate in civic education, I volunteer at festivals, and I like listening to audio drama podcasts.

Fatuma Mohamud

Fatuma Mohamud is undergraduate studying Politics and International Relation at the University of Exeter. She is the Co-chair of the BAME staff and Student network Cornwall and last year co-authored a departmental review on Decolonising the Curriculum. Alongside her studies, Fatuma also holds Trustee positions at Raleigh International, Bristol Refugee Festival and Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union. Fatuma is passionate about development, refugees, diversity and inclusion and centring young people’s voices. Her interest is driven by a fascination with the International environment, deep concern for the future of our planet, and insatiable desire to make a difference.

Joanna Kelly

Hi my name is Joanna, I’m 19 years old and originally from Ireland but now live in the U.K. I study history and politics at university and have an interest in sports such as tennis and I’m looking forward to getting involved with the G7 as it’s in Cornwall.

Charles Bowles

My name is Charles Bowles, I’ve been liberal democrat member for 2, 1/2 years. I’m 18 years old and studying history and politics and Exeter University. I’m in my.forstbuear and hope to do a masters in IR after my degree.

Louis Agate Smith

I’m Louis, and I’m a current 2nd year student studying History and International Relations at the University of Exeter. My university is based on Cornwall, and because of my heavily politics-based degree, I am extremely excited that a big political event such as the G7 Summit is taking place right on my doorstep. I am passionate about politics, as well as the history of such politics, having studied Nazi Germany, the history of colonisation, and much more that affects the world today. I am extremely excited to be a part of this project.

Olivia Whittle

My name is Olivia Whittle and I am a first year politics and geography student. I am a keen environmentalist and love enjoying nature. Since I began to learn about the climate emergency, I became extremely interested in the climate and have worked with my local council in Essex to improve their climate policy.

Lorne Dryer

Lorne Dryer is a Canadian and British dual national currently studying Politics and International Relations at the University of Exeter. Hobbies include running the Model UN society and kayaking. Research interests range from nuclear issues to skills policy and work has been presented to RUSI, DSTL, US Strategic Command and Global Affairs Canada.

Jana Frindtová

My name is Jana and I am studying History and International Relations at uni. I care about understanding our present through our past and making discussions about them more accessible.

Katie Checksfield

Hi, I’m Katie and I’m a second-year student studying International Relations here in Cornwall. For the last 3 years I’ve had a growing passion for all things sustainability, and just last summer completed a course in International Childrens rights and protection. I’m looking forward to getting involved with the topics from the G7 this year and hope we can make a real change!

Gabriel Kupper

About me: Hello my name is Gabe and I am a first year International Relations and History student from Kent with a particular interest in the UN sustainability goals. Outside of uni, I love the sea, I can sail and (try) to surf. I really look forward to working with you and to hearing what ideas you have to build a better post-pandemic world!

Mary Buckley

I’m Mary, a first-year history and politics student with a part time job of tutoring. I’m really passionate about young people being involved and educated in politics in a way that’s actually enjoyable for them.

Roland Balbag

Hello! I hope you are all doing very well. I am passionate about making sure that students of all backgrounds are capable of pursuing a good and engaging education. Furthermore, as a musician myself, playing violin for just under a decade, I care about the arts and ensuring that they have a place in our society as well as embracing new and old forms of art. I look forward to meeting you all!- Roland

Bradley Naylor

“My name is Bradley Naylor, a first-year history & politics student based in Penryn. I’m really looking forward to being involved in the G7 Student Changemakers project over the next weeks. Personally, the coast is somewhere I’ve always loved to go, whether that’s the Kentish seaside I’ve grown up near or the Cornish coast I’m lucky enough to call home for the next three years. Our coastlines and the marine environment is something I feel this year’s G7 – especially as it’s being held here in Cornwall – has an exciting opportunity to take action on.”