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Brief Encounter - Brian Duggan

Brian Duggan StudentsPosition:
President of the Students' Union.

Which means:
The democratically elected voice of Warwick students.

Favourite phrase:
Working for a Free, Fair and Funded Higher Education Sector.

Least favourite phrase:
This government believes that those who benefit from Higher Education should help meet the cost.

Magazines read:
New Statesman.

Life before Warwick:
Getting my teenage kicks in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Smartest career move:
Coming to Warwick.

Best thing about working at Warwick:
Vibrancy of the student body.

Worst thing about working at Warwick:
August is just too quiet!

Lifelong ambition:
To see as much of the world as possible.

People are always surprised to learn this about me, but...
I ran the London Marathon for Oxfam last year.

As a young child what did you want to be as a "grown-up"?
Fire-fighter

Now that you are grown-up what would be your "dream job"?
International news correspondent

What has life's experience taught you so far?
Keep at it

Major achievement to date?
Being elected President and later Chair of the Students’ Unions of the Russell Group

What do you treasure most?
My sanity

Any hidden talents?
Managing to understand the transport systems of countries where I don’t speak the language.

If you could change one thing in the University overnight, what would it be?
The Union South Building

Which person inspires you most, and why?
The rest of my officer team who dedicate their time to representing Warwick students locally, nationally and even internationally.

Your all-time favourite record or piece of music?
The Undertones Teenage Kicks

Your favourite hobby or pastime?
Swimming, running, listening to music (live and recorded) and watching films.