Exeposé is the work of a diverse group of editors, all of whom are passionate about journalism. Our editors are students, who write, design and manage the paper and website in their spare time. Each section has two editorial teams: one dedicated to the website, the other to the print edition.
We are all proud to be working on Exeposé this academic year.
2020-2021 Exeposé Editorial Team
Online Editor – Maddie Baker
Maddie Baker is a History with Japanese student, who completed her study abroad at Kyoto University, Japan. Maddie loves many things about Japan, but is more broadly interested in: meeting people from around the world; experiencing traditions and regional festivals first-hand; and getting to know the little things people do day-to-day in other countries. Being back in Exeter, and as this year’s Online Editor, she hopes to take a piece of Japan back with her and ensure that Exeposé’s flourishing international, and also UK-based, articles continue to be as captivating as ever. Aside from Exeposé and Japan, Maddie is a keen reader – currently delving into ‘Sister Carrie’ for the first time – and can be found on campus grabbing a coffee before heading home to finish that History deadline.
Online Editor – Ria Kalsi
Ria is an English student *sigh* but believes her undying passion for Critical Theory rather than dusty old books makes her slightly spicier. If she’s not blogging, editing or ‘creating content’, which is really just an excuse for scrolling Instagram, Ria can be found talking about her Indian culture to literally anyone who will listen. Or rather, mistakenly make eye contact with her. Ria’s favourite abbreviation is also SEO which she manages to find a way of weaving into most conversations and is a big focus as Online Editor this year. Her natural habitat is singing Mamma Mia! on tables and when she’s not reading Edward Said or Frantz Fanon or watching Friends on repeat, you’ll probably find her in the sanctuary… doing both of those things.
Print Editor – Kamila Bell
Kamila is one part of the senior Print Editorship and previously edited the Print Comment section. She is a third year International Relations student, making her one of the few mysterious committee members that does not study English. When she’s not working at the Impy, Kamila can be found leaving her vast number of deadlines to the last minute because she ‘works well under pressure’. She can often be found wearing some sort of novelty spy outfit of a black baseball cap and glasses combination; we are yet to figure out who she is trying to hide from. Despite coming to uni for the only reason anyone comes to uni, for the primary purpose of “finding themselves”, Kamila is still searching… This year however, Kamila is looking forward to working as part of a truly amazing editorial group, to help propel Exeposé forward and continue to help navigate us to even more greatness.
Print Editor – Bryony Gooch
She’s back. And more bedraggled than ever. Letting the scars of student journalism show (on her ego), Bryony has returned to run the good ship Exeposé with her pals Kamila and Maddie. And her first port of call is to eradicate the term “Exeposette”, a black spot on the publication’s legacy. Bryony is another English student on the Exeposé team, although she likes to think herself different to the cohort by championing Chaucer over Shakespeare. She will fight anyone who claims otherwise. When she isn’t guzzling coffee or pretending her life has any structure to it, she can be found walking in a zombified state with earphones in, or screaming into the void (her empty coffee cup). Can be found in Queen’s Café or the Public Library in town, but rarely at her house. Please return to the Exeposé office if found.
Deputy Editor – Pete Syme
Pete is thrilled to be part of Exeposé’s senior team, and can be identified by his “Chalamet-esque” hair and devout eschewing of jeans in favour of a bold trouser. Even though he comes from the Home Counties and wears a lot of Depop jumpers, Pete is disconnected from the Exetah stereotype thanks to his disdain for Boris Johnson. He does, however, suit the Exeposé trope of studying English. When not using Irn-Bru as a mixer in an attempt to connect with his Scottish roots or crying about how badly Stevenage are doing, he can be found obsessing over the latest scoop as a self-described ‘craic addict’.
Deputy Editor – Richard Ainslie
Richard isn’t sure who has trusted him with power but now understands why people like it. He eagerly awaits the next year of news and page-proofing from his quarantine bedroom which his mum described as ‘festering’. His fondness for adobe software (‘it doesn’t complain like people do’) is waiting to be unleashed on a new crop of editors in autumn and his voice recorder is hungry for hot quotes. In his spare time you might find him surfing, or sitting on the floor meditating in search of nirvana. This always goes down well at parties. In the meantime he is in the market for a cattle prod to use on anyone who mutters the word ‘Exeposette’, even sarcastically. Come find him in the office for photoshop tips, surf forecasts or spiritual guidance.
Online News Editor – Elen Johnston
Elen is in her first year of studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), she is joining the Exepose 2020/2021 committee. She comes from the valleys in South Wales. Elen likes to try new things, this is evident by her choice to undertake three-degree subjects she has never studied before. In her spare time, she loves to listen to music such as the Beatles and Bob Dylan, she plays a few instruments including violin, the cornet, guitar, and the Ukulele, however her skills in all of them need improvement. In her spare time you will find Elen watching Korean dramas or attempting to draw.
Online News Editor – Ella Shadwell
Ella is an English student (yes, another one) and is excited to be taking on the role of Online News Editor this year. When not pulling pints in the Ram, Ella is probably trying to read an entire book the day before a seminar, thinking about the cheesy chips she’s going to get after Unit 1 or telling people she’s from near Southampton because nobody’s ever heard of her hometown. She is most looking forward to using Exeposé’s online platforms to break news faster than she shows a photo of her cat when the opportunity arises.
Print News Editor – Chloe Pumares
Chloe is very excited to join the Exeposé team and make her mark on the world of Exeposé news. Ensuring to cover it fairly and accurately to keep students up to date about what’s going on locally, nationally and internationally, all in good old-fashioned print. Hailing all the way from London (and actual London, not people who live in Surrey and claim it’s London), she loves reading, murder podcasts, musical theatre, and naturally, being a history student, period dramas. Fitting into the Exposé trope of being a humanities, and more specifically a history student, who has Horrible Histories to thank for the numerous stressful essays she will write frantically in her academic career. Always up for a night out or, just as much, up for a library study sesh, and generally, in all ways, making the most of the ‘best years of her life’.
Print News Editor – Emily Im
She may confuse a few people with her Facebook name, but the fact remains: Emily Im is tired of hearing bad news, which is why she’s decided to write about it along with the good stuff too. Although new to the committee, she joins the never-ending list of members who are doing an English degree. When she isn’t studying or procrastinating by scrolling through Instagram, she’s either reading books that require no close analysis, watching TV shows and films on her laptop—does anyone want to talk about Killing Eve?— or trying to write fiction. Researching and editing articles for Exeposé are on her list of priorities as well of course.
Online Comment Editor – Gaia Neiman
Gaia is an Exeposé vet, returning for a second year of comment editing due to her debate ethic, political fervor and love of writing. Being a law student, injustice sits centrally on her journalistic priorities, and is a frequent participant in comment themes, or when her debates are less on paper and more face to face. Will be found in the -1 library 24/7 but will be enthusiastically jumping from one Trump critique piece to a best Bernie moments collection in most of that time, because the latest scoop is all she eats for breakfast.
Online Comment Editor – Jennifer Medlicott
Jenny is a final year student who’s returning from a year abroad studying English Literature in Germany (oh the irony, she knows). Since living in Munich, she’s developed an annoyingly specific taste for German beer, a determination to learn the language fluently and a deeper interest in international affairs. Jenny often spends her time sleeping, thanking those who remind her daily how short she is – in case she’d somehow forgotten – and explaining that “Birmingham is in the Midlands, not the North”. She’s a lover of bad puns, dogs, and pizza, and as such, is physically incapable of turning down a trip to the Firehouse. All in all, she’s excited to be a part of a section that represents such a wide range of voices and for the upcoming year with the Exeposé committee!
Print Comment Editor – Cassia Grace
Cassie is very happy to be joining the Exeposé team and hopes it will help overcome her fear of WordPress. She is also happy to no longer be a silly fresher. Yet another staunch believer that humanities subjects are the only real way to go, she’s currently trying to survive a degree in politics. But, never fear, she would happily go without ever hearing the word ‘brexit’ again. Can usually be found haunting the Impy in a sleep deprived state or defending her seat in the library; a vicious cycle that has only fuelled her coffee addiction.
Print Comment Editor – Isaac Bettridge
Isaac is very happy to be joining the editorial team as he spent a whole year not being in charge of anything at all and almost lost his mind, so this constitutes a return to normal and a salve to his bruised ego. A lifelong enthusiast for journalism, Isaac’s love of writing overly long paragraphs about whichever issue happens to dominate the headlines has unfortunately not extended to his actual degree work- his History essays are typically submitted 5 minutes before the deadline hits, and it shows. Nevertheless, he is happy to no longer be a silly fresher at the bottom of the food chain and to be moving up in the world, as it means he can finally say he’s done something substantial at university besides develop a mild alcohol dependency and an acute sandwich habit. Can usually be found at TP for obvious reasons.
Online Features Editor – Simon Eidesvik
Simon studies PPE and spends an unhealthy amount of time reading newspapers as a substitute to the spectre of deadlines – looming ever closer. He is hoping that being a Features Editor will legitimize this addiction. Aside from nourishing the sense of dread awarded to anyone who is remotely aware of what is happening in the world, Simon enjoys photography. And caffeine. So much caffeine.
As an editor, Simon wishes to highlight the larger challenges society is facing. Such light-hearted topics as the steadily enveloping surveillance state, or the gaping chasm we prefer to call climate change. Understandably, he is fond of gallows humor.
Online Features Editor – Rebecca Wells
Rebecca is a new face to the Exeposé team this year, and is hoping that being on the committee will give her justification enough to procrastinate reading yet another 19th Century ‘classic’ novel prescribed on her Literature course. She has been studying in Melbourne for the past year, taking advantage of her university’s tremendous journalism facilities and mock newsrooms! She is coming back with enough feature writing theory to hopefully validate people’s decisions to vote for her position, despite her being technologically disadvantaged. Whilst fourth year for her may prove more than strenuous, in the wake of a small break- down, she will be found, we’re sure, in her natural habitat- Move.
Print Features Editor – Bethany Collins
Bethany is new to the Exeposé team for this year and part of the ever-expanding group of students not studying English. She is a third year Politics student and desperately leapt into the world of features as a distraction from final year deadlines. When she isn’t internally (and sometimes verbally) yelling at the news, she can be found standing sleep deprived in the queue for Camper Coffee or aimlessly searching for a seat in the library. Being what some consider a ‘local’ (she prefers the term ‘experienced tour guide’), she boasts an excellent knowledge of cheap pints, quiet study spots across Exeter and has 24/7 access to cats that love to cuddle.
Print Features Editor – Joe Newell
As a staunch believer that History is the superior subject to English, it should be noted that Joe has become an Exeposé editor at no small risk to his personal safety. While not boring any and every acquaintance with history trivia, Joe is probably busy nursing a tea addiction or appearing slightly too frequently in his lecturers’ inboxes. He is currently entertaining the possibility that his emails have been redirected to spam.
Through his tenure as a features editor, Joe hopes to develop the ability to cover the most pertinent issues facing the world with the use of suitably tasteful puns. Naturally, historical context is a regular feature of his content ideas.
Online Lifestyle Editor – Freya Insoll
Freya is a third year Arabic and Islamic Studies student, although she prefers talking about fashion to languages. She’s written for both Exeposé and RAZZ Magazine as a student journalist, with this being her first time in an editorial role – hopefully her grammar is up to scratch. Despite hailing from Buxton aka ‘the northern place with the water’, she now lives in Devon and enjoys spending her time out and about being a country bumpkin with her dog. She hopes to go into fashion and beauty journalism in the future, and hopes being on the Exeposé committee will give her that edge of employability (we’ll have to see about that).
Online Lifestyle Editor – Elinor Jones
As the 2020-21 Exeposé Committee is proving that not everyone studies English, Medical Studies PhD student Elinor is eager to retain a unique selling point as a postgrad, though this is only faintly masking her futile attempt to leave Exeposé after three years as a member. When she’s not over-burdening herself with pressure, Elinor looks back fondly on her glory days as a Fresher, wondering where the time has gone; realistically the majority of it was lost to unintentional naps in the Forum Auditorium, over-spending on coffee and Thatchers Haze. Most probably dressed entirely in yellow, she’s usually located in No.1 Polsloe listening to The Guilty Feminist or relaxing in bed with Louis Theroux.
Print Lifestyle Editor – Georgia Shepherd
Georgia is a Politics and International Relations student, and is new to the Exeposé editorial team. When Georgia isn’t chilling out on her island (yes she does live on an ACTUAL island but unfortunately with 20,000 others), she’s probably travelling around and exploring new places with a Belgian beer in hand. Rumor has it that she used her year abroad in Brussels to ‘find herself‘’. Back in Exeter you’ll probably catch Georgia working in Co-Op Penny Road or chatting with pals about how stressed she is, most likely at the same time.
Print Lifestyle Editor – Ceri Jackson
Ceri is an English student, (how original) and a brand-new face on the Exepose team. Although usually drowning in an extreme amount of self-created stress, thanks to her impeccable talents in procrastination, she believes being a member of the lifestyle team will let her ability to work under pressure flourish. Ever the optimist. When in Exeter, she can usually be found working at one of the Market Places on campus, desperately trying to fund her book and stationery addiction. Other sightings include walking to town maintaining a cool exterior, whilst internally she is jamming to cheesy 80’s music and exposing herself as a country bumpkin at heart – Hot Fuzz is the only film she feels a true, deep-seated connection with.
Online Music Editor – Tom Bosher
Tom is an English student – oh God, another one. He likes talking about himself in the third person. Aside from that he loves music – obviously, from The Beatles to Frank Ocean he’s pretty varied in taste. He’s just finished his first year at Exeter and thoroughly enjoyed it despite being abruptly cut off. Tom loves to watch films and YouTube, go on walks and play piano/guitar. Aside from writing for Exeposé at Uni, he also joined contemporary choir, as well as join a play for Theatre with Teeth. Tom appreciates a good spicy meme, particularly of the Star Wars variety. He is looking forward to meeting all the Exeposé committee members and editors, as well as get going with content for the next year.
Online Music Editor – Holly Lamb
Holly loves a bit of History (daring to be different) and when she isn’t fuelling her fashion addiction, or reinvigorating her adoration for endless podcasts, or even reading the Great Gatsby for the twentieth time, she can be found boogying to funk and even attempting to relearn the piano. Holly is beyond excited to become an Online Music Editor having written for Exeposé in her first fun and freshers filled year. Her music tastes are pretty varied, (she dabbles in some liquid d’n’b) but her favourites remain: funk, disco, techno, it’s all about Bellaire, Coeo, and O’Flynn. She cannot wait to get grooving with new and exciting content.
Print Music Editor – Bridie Adams
Bridie studies English and is new to the Exeposé committee for 2020-2021. Bridie’s interest in student journalism began at the beginning of her first year, when she started writing for Exeposé and RAZZ Magazine – and now she’s taking it a step further as Print Music Editor of Exeposé. When she’s not lost in the never-ending cycle of reading, more reading and wondering whether an English degree was really worth this amount of reading, Bridie is often browsing Spotify or YouTube or, believe it or not, writing something for Exeposé. She also plays the flute (while dabbling a little bit in a few other instruments) and enjoys listening to many different genres of music.
Print Music Editor – Ollie Leader de Saxe
After spending his first year in denial about English not being a real subject and growing his hair out to the point where it’s no longer clear whether he’s imitating a hippie or just straight-up can’t afford a haircut, Ollie has finally gained enough indie clout to ascend to the position of Print Music editor, and continue his long-enduring quest to out-do Pitchfork at their own game. Expect wildly contentious views on the state of modern music, and hot-takes so spicy they’ll take you on a one-way trip to flavour town (Kid A is a mid-tier Radiohead album at best, ok?). When he’s not starting controversy, Ollie enjoys pretending he’s a good guitarist, collecting vinyls and despairing at the state of humanity. You can find him crying in the corner at Cavern almost every Saturday, though it’s probably just because they just put Oasis on at an indie night.
Online Screen Editor – Olivia Gomez
Olivia is yet another English and Film student in the Exepose team and one half of the online screen team. She’s a friendly gal with a passion for storytelling and a true admiration of the cinematic artform. Olivia is originally from Mexico and came over to the UK to study, in hopes of someday becoming a writer. As an editor, Olivia’s main goal is to bring more attention to international film since it is often overlooked in favor of the Hollywood conversation. She hopes this will encourage more students to dive into the realm of international cinema and perhaps discover some hidden gems along the way. She certainly did.
Online Screen Editor – Jim Norman
In complete denial of finishing his three years studying English Literature, Jim has undertaken the wholly original life decision and opted to remain studying at Exeter for another year. Taking a pure Film Studies masters and now occupying one half of the Online Screen team, he has transcended to the ultimate level of Film Boy. Jim can be found talking extensively about the collaborative work of Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, as well as attempting to dazzle all who will listen with his knowledge of scarcely seen independent films in a crippling display of self-satisfaction. ‘Oh you think Pulp Fiction is a masterpiece?’, you’ll hear the bespeckled film-shirt-wearing boy in Phoenix Cafe ask, ‘let me bore you with why you’re wrong.’
Print Screen Editor – Olivia Garrett
The second Olivia, and by all means the inferior one, talks incessantly about all things nerd until those around her find some excuse to run away. She is starting her third year of English with the hope of finally figuring out what postmodernism is. She is one of those dreadful people who pretend they’re from London when really their address says Kent, only don’t bring that up because it’s a very sensitive topic for her. Although a lover of sci-fi in all aspects she has a soft spot for violent gangster movies, in particular The Godfather, but don’t let that worry you because she’s far too clumsy to accomplish murder. She’s very excited to join the Exeposé team and dazzle you with facts about Galaxy Quest you don’t want or need.
Print Screen Editor – Francesca Sylph
Embracing the inevitable future unemployment as a result of her degree, Francesca is a Film and Television student who is way too enthusiastic about joining the Exeposé committee as one half of Print Screen. Hailing all the way from Yorkshire and Newcastle, Francesca enjoys reminding everyone that she is Northern and therefore, superior. Despite her unfortunately short height, Francesca can be spotted easily in a crowd due to her entirely pink clothing. She is also a fan of spontaneously dyeing her hair pink, transforming into her true alter ego: Stephanie from Lazy Town. Francesca prides herself on her extensive mug collection and her ability to recite every word of The Social Network. When she is not worshipping her David Fincher shrine, Francesca can be found colour coordinating her DVD collection while unironically listening to the Spice Girls.
Arts + Lit Team
Online Arts & Lit Editor – Lucy Aylmer
As a second year Geography student, Lucy has decided to take over the reigns as Co-Online Arts and Lit Editor. How very peculiar for a Geographer to be such a literature enthusiast. Some would say that perhaps she picked the wrong degree. And perhaps they’re right. When Lucy is not frantically running round forum with a squash racquet in one hand and an oat milk cappuccino in the other, you’ll find her at Devon Coffee, wholly absorbed by a thrilling new read with some obligatory avo toast on the side.
Online Arts & Lit Editor – Anna Wilmot
Anna is an English student who is studying abroad in Tokyo at Waseda University. She loves the culture, food and people of Japan, but aside from sushi and skyscapers, Anna has also become enamoured with Japanese literature. As Co-Online Editor, she hopes to use her experiences in Tokyo to introduce a more international perspective to Exeposé’s Arts + Lit, and continue the section’s proud tradition of producing truly fascinating articles. An avid reader and art-enthusiast, Anna enjoys both classical and modern literature, and is devoted to anything Shakespearean.
–Print Arts & Lit Editor – Amelia Gregory
New to the Exeposé editorial team this year, Amelia is an English student who is particularly interested in international literature. One of Amelia’s main aims is to make the Arts and Lit section more inclusive of writers and artists who are often under-represented within the media. Amelia tends to spend hours finding the prettiest edition of her next read to inevitably end up folding down the corners of her favourite pages, completely ruining the aesthetic. Amelia is currently working her way through Penguin’s ‘100 must-read classic books’ list after ‘wasting’ her childhood years reading ‘The Princess Diaries’ over and over again.
Print Arts & Lit Editor – William Evans
William Evans is an English student and new to the Exeposé editorial team for 2020/21. Beyond an interest in postmodern North American literature, William is also keen on classical literature and often gets carried away in believing himself to be a Greek tragic hero. Coming from London, William spends an inordinate amount of time in the Tate galleries, insufferably attempting to explain every painting he sees to whoever was (un)lucky enough to be visiting with him. On campus he can usually be found trying to read too many books in -1 of the library or buying the third Pret oat latte of the day.
Online Science Editor – Issy Murray
Issy is yet another English student, who loves to enjoy what she considers the finer things in life: reading, writing, and red wine. An insomniac as well as an introvert, Issy rarely leaves the safe space of her house unless tempted out by the promise of live music, or to walk her Labrador (who is objectively the best dog in existence), and otherwise can be found dancing terribly to her Spotify playlists when she should be focusing on doing her essays, which she is guaranteed to panic write at last minute. Before applying to university Issy was torn between doing an English or Neuroscience degree, and is looking forward to using her keen interest in everything scientific to hopefully inspire others to write for the Science section.
Online Science Editor – Vincent Plant
Vince is a biology student and as such constantly feels like he has to defend that yes, it is a better science than the others, thank you for asking. He doesn’t drink but is consoled by the fact that alcohol and clubbing can be just as much fun as a spectator sport. He can often be found in Costas after convincing himself through some dubious mental gymnastics that he is in fact studying and that caffeine counts as one of your five a day. Vince hopes to help people connect more with sciences during his time with Exeposé and find a way to avoid lynch mobs turning up on his doorstep because he doesn’t study English. Still working on that one
Online Sport Editor – Harry Scott-Munro
After two years of writing for Exepose Sport, Harry has decided to take on the role of Online Sports Editor. A final year history student, he has worked as Head of Media for EURFC for the past eighteen months and is a keen and competitive sportsman. Harry has interests in a range of sports and plays a wide variety in his spare time, ranging from rugby to squash and korfball, (don’t worry, hardly anybody has heard of it!) He is eager this year to highlight as many sporting successes as possible, especially those of current and former Exeter University students, whilst also debating the big incidents that occur throughout the sporting world.
Print Sport Editor – Nick Powell
Nick joined Exepose in 2018, becoming a Committee member as Online Sport Editor in March 2019, and making the switch to Print later that year. When he is not editing the sports pages, playing sport, desperately trying to link his dissertation to sport or watching sport he’s…um…asleep?
Sport clearly plays a key role in Nick’s life, an example being him once proudly declaring he was “Unbeaten in 2020” when he got a quiz question right in Study Corner in mid-January, only to get the next three questions wrong. Of course, sport is not the only thing important to Nick, and he has bravely attempted (and struggled) to write for other sections, but he is approachable and always keen (desperate) for new writers for his section.
Print Sport Editor – Joel Edwards
Joel is new to the Exepose team so what he lacks in knowledge he also lacks in experience. He is, however, a team player who knows there is no “I” in Exepose and is looking forward to bringing his skills to the table. He studies a degree of two halves (History and Ancient History) and believes he has it in his locker to knock the sports section out of the park. A firm believer that big articles make for big issues of the paper, he is also quietly cautious knowing that you have to take each edition as they come. He’s hoping to not pull any punches or drop the ball but rather step up to the plate and help Exepose make this year a real slam dunk!
Overseas Correspondents Editor – Ross Chatburn
Ross studies French, Spanish and Italian and clings on to the fact he is Italian with intense conviction. He is a man of many words, including lavavajillas, beau and bambino to name his favourites. An avid follower of the pool. No, not swimming, you fool. Rather, Liverpool, his heart and soul. He spends most of his time looking up the scores or trying to persuade his friends that he can make Nutella omelettes. He can, I vouch. He is keen on bringing this passion and creativity to the fore in his position as Overseas Correspondents Editor where he intends to make sure that people continue to feel part of the Exeter community wherever they are off galavanting.
Overseas Correspondents Editor – Catherine Lloyd
Catherine now knows what heartbreak feels like and it’s left a Fozz shaped hole. Devastated to be parting Fozz’s side as Copy Editor, Catherine has returned (in grief) to find herself as a Overseas Correspondents Editor. She’s moving up in the world. The proofing booth and its garlic and herb dip dictatorship will be sorely missed. But under no circumstances does her departure mean she’ll be eating any less pizza. Burdened with a vehement hatred for her own writing, she can be heard calling it a pile of [REDACTED]. She could not be reached for comment on her degree, so let’s assume it’s a smashing success. Next year, she’ll be found in SouthWest Virginia mid-thought as she has some necessary soul-searching to do. This doesn’t dampen her desire to foreground pressing global issues and champion the writing of those on their year abroad.