matt.jpg I'm a Gap Year student currently between secondary education and university. Whilst at school I was always actively interested in economics and politics and attended Freedom Week, which the ASI were involved in. It was taking part in this seminar that guided my liberal views.

During my year out I have worked in a pharmacy (to fund my travels), trained to be a dispenser and am now involved with work experience at the ASI and Royal Geographical Society. To complete this year I will be travelling for 5 months to South East Asia and Australasia.

My hobbies include racquet sports, music and travel. When the topic of conversation is directed towards politics my main interests are tax and healthcare reform. I am also keen on managing the environment through economic policy and different types of development regimes.

Whilst as the ASI I will be designing and initiating the production of video blogs for the 'Common Errors' series.