Daniel is a former Junior World Champion wheelchair tennis player, hailing from Spain and currently ranked No. 45 in the world. One of the youngest paralympic athletes at London 2012, he qualified despite being enrolled in a full-time Economics degree at the University of Warwick. Daniel recently won the Valencia Open and received the Higher Education Sportsperson of the Year Award. He will be delivering an inspirational and motivational talk, along with his mentor, Ángel Sanz, a former basketball player who started a unique business concept in Spain focused on sport talent development. Ángel runs a special mentoring programme based on putting personal growth ahead of talent development, and helps Spanish athletes to compete at the highest level through the Vodafone Team, of which Daniel is an integral part.
Bianca graduated from the University of Warwick in 2012 with a BA in History. She is the founder and executive chairman of the Student Heart Health Trust, a charity that aims to promote and encourage cardiovascular health in the student population throughout the UK. Bianca was one of three students last year who were awarded a Outstanding Student Contributions Award in recognition of their contributions to the University, the local community and the world at large.
Anton is Founding Partner of GoodPeople.co.uk and the founder of OpenStudio.so. After graduating with a degree in Architecture in 2009 from University College London (Bartlett School of Architecture), Anton set up a small creative / design agency that provides digital strategy and branding services to social enterprises (www.openstudio.so). 14 months ago Anton joined forces with RIchard Tyrie (Founder of GoodPeople). GoodPeople is a social enterprise that is redefining how good people connect with each other. We work with leading brands, such as BT and the Shard to design, develop and scale game-changing skills marketplaces. One of Anton's big causes and interests is education. He has worked with several schools to deliver creative workshops around environmental awareness and sustainability. Most notably, he partnered with Avonbourne School in Bournemouth to co-create the Creative Earth Charter Project. creative charter challenge.m4v
Professor Gary Watt is a lecturer at the University of Warwick School of Law. Since moving to the University, he has introduced the use of physical movement into his teaching as a conscious counter to the law's traditional concern for status and stability. His most recent textbook, on the law of trusts, brings a supposedly dry legal subject to life with quotes from literary and dramatic sources as diverse as the Sherlock Holmes novels and the film Lethal Weapon II. He was named as the UK Law Teacher of the Year in 2009.
A second year PPE student at Warwick, 20-year-old Ulysse is the creator of a successful blog, Warston, which provides opinions and news in the fields of technology, global politics and culture. Averaging about 5000 views a month, Warston provides a refreshing and satiating break from the monotonousness of the news dailies.