Sports Editor, Jasmine Trapnell sat down with some of the Executive Officer candidates to help students get to know them a bit more. Below you can get to know Shivanthi Sharma, who is running for Democracy & Communities.

Shivanthi Sharma (Democracy & Communities candidate) uses these three words to describe herself: coffee, animation, and running. Over her time at Loughborough she has been a member of the debate society and the feminist society, saying that she might join the coffee society too soon!

When I asked who inspires her, Sharma responded her Mum as she has all the patience in the world, and so Sharma always tries to think what would her Mum do in a situation.

Sharma’s manifesto details some of the key areas she would prioritise if elected: student involvement, diversity & inclusion, campus experience, encouraging mental health support system, and advocating for environmental sustainability. Click here to read Sharma’s full manifesto.

“I believe that diversity is our strength, and by embracing our differences, we can build a stronger and more resilient community.”

I then asked Sharma what her favourite memory is so far from her time at Loughborough. To which she responded Bollywood night, going on to describe how there were people of many different cultures all dancing together having fun!

My next question was an important one for all candidates! I asked, if you had to live in halls for one more year, which hall would you choose? Sharma responded Telford, as she’s heard a lot of good things about it and has some friends staying there now.

The final question I asked, some believe can tell you a lot about a person, others just think it’s a fun ‘get to know you’ question: “if you could be an animal, which one would you be and why?”. Sharma responded, a Pallas cat! Justifying it because they can be grumpy and lazy, and get to live in the snow!

Edited by – Jasmine Trapnell (Sports Editor)

Designed by – LSU


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