Cole Walton (He/Him) studied Education Studies and Drama at the University of Winchester and graduated with a 2:1 with honours in 2017. During his time at University Cole was elected as the student unions Equality and Diversity Officer where he achieved the Transgender Housing Policy which allowed transgender students to continue living in halls of residence throughout their degree. Cole also achieved special recognition from the LGBTQ+ society for his dedication to the union as well as setting up an LGBTQ+ friendly housing policy.

Cole has been involved in community and education outreach, staff training in Equality and Diversity, as well as overseeing education institutions policies and practices.

Originally from Braford, West Yorkshire Cole has been involved in charity work for the LGBTQ+ community as well as working with local authorities to achieve safer spaces for LGBTQ+ people