Cat is a third-year PPE student from Derwent, and Nell is a second-year Goodricke student studying Sociology.
The candidates have both been involved in many student activities: Wayland as Labour Club Chair (the first female Chair in eight years) and as well as speaking about her views at NUS conferences; Beecham has been LBGT Officer for the past year and an activist for Women’s Rights on campus.
They describe themselves as committed to their cause as both candidates have been a part of the Women’s Committee since their first terms in York. Beecham has had experience in women’s rights beyond the University, she has been involved with a “radical” women’s group in London prior becoming a student in York. Wayland has equally stated her enthusiasm, declaring that she has been “interested in women’s rights from a young age”.
Beecham and Wayland want to ensure anyone can participate in Women’s committee if they wish and provide real change through their campaigns by strengthening bonds with feminist organisations and YUSU Liberation Campaigns.