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Banana Chat – meet Milly Marshall

This week’s Banana Chat is with our inspirational person of the week – Milly Marshall – a fifth year Medical Student at Nottingham University. She wants to be able to help as many people as possible once she graduates whilst travelling the world also…

Hello, my name is Milly, I’m 21, studying medicine at the University of Nottingham, and about to start my 5th year in a few weeks time, having found out I passed my fourth year yesterday! Having been brought up in Shrewsbury (quite a small town), I look forward to hopefully becoming a GP somewhere in a slightly bigger city in the future, as well as doing quite a bit more travelling along the way. I am most grateful for the amazing friends I have from uni and home, and really enjoy travelling, chilling and eating (a lot of food, especially chocolate / cheese!) with them.

What is your favourite joke?
I’m awful with jokes and don’t know any but the only kind of joke I can think of is: ‘Owain Hughes, and before you ask, no I don’t’ (Gavin and Stacey)

…I don’t get it either, not sure anyone does, but I really hope to find out some day!

What makes you smile?
I absolutely love being on holiday, the sun (and getting a good tan) can never fail to make me smile! But as previously said, being with my friends, and also my family are most important to me.

What is your favourite good news story?
This is a tricky one – my mind is filled with what seems to be negative news stories at the moment! However, seeing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex get married and now recently have a son was lovely.

What inspires you?
My grandmother, who I call Joules. She is the most kind, generous and beautiful woman inside and out. We have always been close, she is a real inspiration to me, and I strive to be as loving as her in the future. 

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
It truly upsets me that misogynism and sexism still exists today. I would love for all girls and women to be treated as equals to boys and men. I believe this is improving, however we still have a way to go.

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
Definitely flying – I have done a skydive in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, and despite being sick all over myself (and the instructor behind me!) whilst parachuting down, it was brilliant, and something I’d love to be able to do (with the aid of antisickness tablets!) all the time.

What is your favourite food?
I’d normally say chocolate – but recently I believe cheese may have taken over!

What is your favourite drink? 
Prosecco – can’t go wrong.

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
Contact lenses (if that counts?) – many people don’t know that I wear glasses as I HATE being seen in them, so I’d need my contact lenses to get me through!

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
It really annoys me when I see street pavements spotted with chewing gum remnants, so definitely no spitting out chewing gum onto the pavements please! 

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know? 
Hmm, I always find this is a difficult one, but I guess that I’ve recently learnt how to do sign language, which I aim to keep improving. 

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
‘What’s occurring?’ (Gavin and Stacey) or any Ja’mie quote.

What cause, project or event would you like to promote? 
NSPCC – keeping children safe could not be more important.  

Who is your favourite music artist?
I’d be killed by one of my housemates if I didn’t say Shawn Mendes!

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most? 
As previously said, my grandmother! My parents have also been amazing to me.

PJ’s or Not? 

Hot or cold? – Hot

Cat or dog? – Cat

Blue or pink? – Pink, obviously

Tea or Coffee? – Tea

PJ’s or Not? – PJs – all the time

Glass half-empty or half full? – half full

Night out or night in? Night in 1000000%

Pizza or pasta? Pizza

Biscuits or cake? Cake

Wine or beer? Wine

Football or rugby? My boyfriend would probably break up with me if I didn’t say football (or Liverpool football club in particular!)

Cinema or theatre? Theatre

Gym or TV?  Haha most definitely TV 

Naughty or nice? Nice

Silver or gold? Silver

Tent or hotel? Hotel (I am the world’s worst camper)

Bath or shower? Shower 

Starter or pudding? Pudding

Sheets or duvet? Duvet

Love Island or Game of Thrones? Love Island (I seem to be one of the only people who has never seen Game of Thrones!)

Finally, apple or banana? Banana, of course!

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