Zoe Backhouse
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Generation 2015 profiles: Zoe Backhouse

I'm 19, and was born in Taunton. I'm now studying liberal arts at the University of Bristol.

I'm definitely a Type A personality. This means I can never quite relax, I get stressed, and find my competitiveness sometimes overrides my ability to be happy for other high-achievers.

I'm an active feminist and work at my Students' Union on academic representation and online communication. It is one of the least representative unis in the country, with 40% of Bristol's undergrads coming from private schools.

I originally planned to help campaign for the Labour party, but I felt too uncomfortable identifying with just one party at such a young age

I quite like our immediate tendency to be distrusting and cynical when we talk about politicians.

  • 30 Mar 2015