Delegate Spotlight: Amee Thwaites

Amee is a student at Durham University. She is currently the Senior Prefect in Community Responsibility at Secondary School. She has also conducted her school choir and has gained her Duke of Edinburgh Award, which requires extended commitments to volunteering, teamwork, and problem-solving. Read on below to find out more about Amee, why she's joining MCC2014, and how you can join the movement.

Amee spent a year living and working as an English teacher in Senegal, during which she led a local forum on novel teaching methods. Other volunteering experience includes the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as long term community volunteering in church activities, soup kitchen, and swimming club for disabled children. She is currently working in an ecological youth hostel in France to gain greater awareness of environmental issues and to improve her French language.

In the past year, she has completed  her first year at university studying French, Arabic, and Middle Eastern Politics. She has represented her university in women's basketball and participated in a number of other extra-curricular activities, including: University Model United Nations Society an Politics Society, as well as attending numerous lectures, debates, and discussions around community and world issues. Amee has also taken part in activities with Durham University Student Community Action, such as tutoring local pupils and setting up schemes with local old persons' homes. 

On why she wants to be part of MCC2014: "I am incredibly eager to attend MCC2014 for several reasons. Firstly I believe I have a lot to gain from not only the featured speakers but also the opportunity to interact with, debate with and meet other students with a shared avid interest in world affairs and the improvement of humanity. I can offer a somewhat unique perspective in several areas, having grown up against the tumultous backdrop of Irish politics, had experience of life in England, as well as in-depth experiences abroad as not only an observer but an integrated and active member of a foreign community, particularly with regards to religion, language and cultural perspective. I can also offer what I have learnt and studied so far with regard to languages, cultures, religion and politics at university, and in my own time. I would also hope to take back to my university an enhanced world view which I would love to share with others. In addition I can offer a wealth of enthusiasm, energy and motivation to broaden my knowledge of the issues facing our generation in order to hopefully play some small part in moving towards improving them, for the good of humanity!"

Amee, as well as many other student leaders from across the globe, will be joining us this October 10-12th, 2014 at the 6th Annual Millennium Campus Conference. There, they and other students will be exchanging ideas and talking about how to achieve the UN Millennium Goals. in addition, everyone will be able to attend keynote speeches by influential global leaders such as Nicholas KristofDr. Paul Farmer, among others. Apply now!