First published in CommUnicate issue 318
Joe Kirby is the new President of the Students' Union. His aim as president is to integrate international students into the campus community and develop awareness amongst home students of international development issues. The sabbatical team must also deliver an £11 million union redevelopment building project. He is looking forward to the challenge!
"Living the dream!"
Least favourite phrase
"You'll never be able to do that!"
Life before Warwick
Studying the International Baccalaureate and volunteering in South Africa
Smartest career move
Running for elections. Not going down the corporate dead-end into the City
Best thing about working at Warwick
The vibrant buzz of such an international campus - especially during One World Week!
Worst thing about working at Warwick
No such thing!
Becoming a social entrepreneur, setting up a not-for-profit organisation or education in a conflict zone
As a young child what did you want to be as a "grown-up"?
Roald Dahl himself
What has life's experience taught you so far?
You only get out what you put in
Major achievement to date?
Persuading Archbishop Desmond Tutu to address One World Week 2007
Any hidden talents?
If you could change one thing about the university overnight, what would it be?
International integration on campus
Which person inspires you most, and why?
Nelson Mandela, for his firm principles and unrelenting fight for freedom
Your all-time favourite piece of music?
Jupiter (The Planets) - Holst
Your favourite hobby or pastime?
Playing tennis. After all, I'm from Wimbledon. You can't not play tennis if you're from there!