Editorial Team 2021-2022
Exeposé is the work of a diverse group of editors, all of whom are passionate about journalism. They’re 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.
Have a look at who’s running Exeposé this academic year.
Online Editor – Millie Betts
Millie is a third year English student who can often be found frantically reading books and buzzing from several cups of coffee. When she’s not hurrying to finish her work, she spends her time going on embarrassingly short runs, looking after her plants, travelling, forcing her housemates to sing karaoke (badly) with her, and binge-watching her favourite musicals instead when they refuse. She’s very excited to get even more involved with the Exeposé this year and can’t wait to meet as many members as possible!
Online Editor – Anna Wilmot
Print Editor – Bridie Adams
If you were to tell Bridie five years ago that she’d be editing the best student publication in the South West, she would have been delighted. She has always loved writing and getting creative, and channels this into making every issue of Exeposé as great as it can be. Bridie has a personal interest in writing about gender and feminism, as well as music and film. When she’s not working or studying, she’s usually spending time with her fiancé and her cats, listening to Taylor Swift on repeat, baking or watching the latest Netflix horror film.
Print Editor – Oliver Leader De Saxe
With a name as generic as Ollie, and with him being yet another English student (where do they keep coming from?), it’s unsurprising that the ex-music editor would try to be original in other areas. Namely by becoming Big Lebowski if he was an investigative journalist with sleep deprivation. When not looking for shirts with the same pattern as your grandma’s curtains or the next big front page scoop, Ollie can be found ‘vibing’ (aka having a breakdown) to weird post-punk in the corner of the office and shouting at clouds that have a vague resemblance to Boris Johnson.
Deputy Editor – Lucy Aylmer
Lucy is ecstatic to be part of the Exeposé team for a second year running. Since joining last year as a silly fresher she has dabbled with the sciences, reflected on features and developed some comment-worthy opinions. The goal is to achieve rainbow status by writing for all sections of the paper. It will happen…eventually. Often described as hyper-busy, a little bit manic and ever so slightly impatient, Lucy can be found on various jaunts around Exeter in search of quirky shops and inspiring coffee bars.
Deputy Editor – Cassie Grace
Cassie is a third year politics student who can usually be found in the press office or the library, both of which are close enough to Costa to fuel her coffee addiction. Cassie was the comment editor this year and is looking forward to another year of pretending she knows how Photoshop works. Having been starved of human interaction for a year, she is very much looking forward to getting to know this year’s lovely committee and will always be free for a drink and a chat.
Deputy Editor – Chloe Pumares
Chloe is going into her third and final year, and is prepared for a year of breakdowns in the office, juicy investigations and finally cracking InDesign. She is a history student, which is a rarity among the committee, and is ready to make this the best year of Exépose yet, which is incredibly difficult considering the paper won Best Student Publication in the South West last year. She can occasionally be found crying at films (that objectively aren’t that sad), spouting true crime facts, reading wherever she can find space and keeping busy with friends making up for lost time. Most importantly, Chloe can be found constantly singing, likely a song from the latest musical she is obsessed with.
Social Media Executive – Emily Im
Emily has returned to committee for her final year at university and is swapping print news for social media. She’s ready to be a productive Instagram-Facebook-Twitter user and hopes to somehow become an SEO expert by the end of it all. When she isn’t filling out spreadsheets, stressing over her Canva designs or trying to come up with clever captions that likely end with, ‘click the link in our bio’, she’s unapologetically reading YA novels, listening to Griff and watching episodes of Superstore.
Online News Editor – Meg Allan
Online News Editor – Orla Mackinnon
Orla decided that it was time to put her Twitter addiction and doom scrolling habit to better use, and so she joined the Exeposé news team. A third year English and Drama student, Orla is passionate about keeping students up to date on the stories and issues that might be of interest to them, as well as trying to balance reports of good news with the bad. When not working on her degree, Orla is probably being bullied by the Duolingo owl as she attempts to learn Swedish, listening to music and podcasts, or *thinking* about going for a run by the Quay.
Print News Editor – Megan Ballantyne
Megan is a second year English and Russian student who is thrilled to be taking on the role of Print News Editor, and is hoping to lead some juicy investigations this year! When she’s not out publicly embarrassing herself with her questionable dance moves and awful singing voice, she can be found desperately trying to get her head around Russian grammar, or at vintage stores updating her eccentric wardrobe and second-hand book collection. She can’t wait to meet everyone in September!
Print News Editor – Livvy Mason-Myhill
Livvy is overjoyed to be a part of the Exeposé team as Print News Editor. She is in her first year at Exeter studying English (yes she really is just a fresher) and is delighted to take on the new challenges and opportunities that the role will entail. Uncovering and investigating possible news projects would be the highlight of her year. When she’s not busy worrying about how much reading she has to do for her course, Livvy can usually be found hunting for new clothes in Urban Outfitters or embarrassingly screaming Taylor Swift songs at Cheesy Tuesdays. She is passionate about going to cafes to read books that make her appear aesthetic whilst sipping on copious cups of coffee (can you tell she wants to be the main character?).
Online Comment Editor – Eirwen Abberley Watton
Eirwen is a third-year English student (I know, sorry) who is super excited to be editing Comment! When she’s not frantically reading for her course – fuelled by stress and tea – she can be found escaping into nature’s beauty spots (no longer alone thanks to BorrowMyDoggy), clicking ‘yes, I am still watching’ on Netflix or embarrassing herself in Unit 1. This embarrassment can take many forms, including – but not limited to – dancing that should never see the light of day and Marxist rants. After being trapped inside for so long, Eirwen can’t wait to meet her fellow committee members!
Online Comment Editor – Rachael Powell
Rachael is a Liberal Arts student going into her third year, with a particular interest in political thought. She joined Exeposé after realising her tendency to discuss and debate controversial topics could be put to good use. As Comment Editor, Rachael is looking forward to having her views challenged, and encouraging open-mindedness and diversity of thought. As well as writing opinion pieces, she likes to write poems and half-finished novels that she talks about but never lets anyone read. When not writing, you can find Rachael crocheting, dancing badly in the kitchen, singing the entire first act of Hamilton to anyone that will listen, or looking at pictures of her dog, Coco.
Print Comment Editor – Kate Hall
Upon realising that most people don’t want to enter lengthy discussions about politics at parties, Kate decided that in her final year of university it was about time she ditched drunk ranting and got involved in Exeposé. Still drunk ranting but also now Print Comment Editor, she is committed to opening the floor to all voices and opinions on campus regarding any subject that warrants new thoughts – of which there are countless. When she’s not at the pub or doing uni work, she’s probably asleep. But when she finds the time, there’s nothing better than a few hours alone listening to new music, reading a bit of poetry or re-watching the same old films and TV show episodes to recharge. Kate distrusts people who are ‘sure’; the comment section is a place to challenge and be challenged. There’s nothing better than a good old bit of discussion and debate.
Print Comment Editor – Evan Thomas
Evan is chuffed to be Comment Editor this year. Originally intending to be a vet, then changing to microbiology, then converting to law, Evan’s worked across a variety of subject areas. Hopefully one day he’ll make his mind up. He’s greatly looking forward to reading all your weird opinions. In his spare time, he enjoys posing for overexposed photos.
Satire Editor – Cleo Gravett
Ironically, it took Cleo until this year, her year abroad in South Korea, to become involved in the wonderful world of Exeposé. After writing album reviews, fashion trend predictions and foreign correspondent pieces on her adventures, she jumped at the chance to get involved from an editorial perspective, becoming the magazine’s first Satire Editor. As an English student (how many does that bring the tally up to?) with an interest in both international politics and comedy, she’s excited to see which directions the new segment takes. An encyclopaedia of terrible puns, with big hair and even bigger handwriting, Cleo thinks that joining Exeposé is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Online Features Editor – Isaac Bettridge
Isaac has emerged from nearly two years of semi or total isolation in a near vampiric state: pale, bitter, shunning the company of others and hissing at the touch of sunlight. That he has agreed to pause his endless doom-scrolling to retake the editorial mantle is a miracle in and of itself, and if he manages to ever actually start work on his dissertation he may be forced to rethink his stance on the existence of God. He hopes that his work with Features will help shine a light on pressing issues and galvanise change, and maybe get him out of the house and talking to other people for once (though let’s not get too optimistic).
Online Features Editor – Lucy Evans
As a third year English student (surprise, surprise), Lucy has a natural love for words and creativity, and channels this into journalism. She can often be found writing yet another article to cope with the stress of being in final year. Aside from writing, her hobbies include, but are not limited to, going on feminist rants, eating a bit too much chocolate and crying over rom-coms (even when they’re not that sad). Despite only becoming involved with Exeposé recently, Lucy is very excited to translate her love for writing and journalism into her new role as an online Features editor and hopes to highlight vitally important topics during her time at Exeposé.
Print Features Editor – Steffi Haselden
Print Features Editor – Joshua Hughes
Josh is going into his second year at Exeter and is really looking forward to working as a Print Features Editor for Exeposé. As a Politics and Sociology student, writing about (and editing) obscure aspects of Politics comes naturally to him. With the international stage being extremely volatile, working on the Features section really excites Josh as he doesn’t doubt the section will always be brimming with interesting stories. When not writing, Josh can be found enjoying a new release at the cinema or a night out at Cheesys and he’ll never turn down a day out at the rugby.
Online Lifestyle Editor – Sophie Porteous
Heading into her final year of History after a virtual study abroad (all from the comfort of her own home – how well travelled!), Sophie is excited to finally be replacing her massive overcommitment to music with an overcommitment to music AND Exeposé. Desperately looking for another way to procrastinate, Sophie boldly assumed her advice was good enough to allow her to edit the lifestyle section. Often found in Kay House or in Unit 1, Sophie is devastated that her go-to fun fact of not being able to smell has been ruined by it being a symptom of Covid-19. She’s hoping being editor of the lifestyle section might be the new fun fact she is looking for.
Online Lifestyle Editor – Katie Edgar
As a third year International Relations student, Katie is keen to bring her passion for current affairs (particularly sustainability and activism) to the Lifestyle section, as well as keeping up the fun, lighthearted articles, of course (I mean, she could definitely use some advice from any fashion writers out there). When she finds time to stop stressing about deadlines, she can be found attempting to do crafts, baking (and eating) a lot of cake, and deciding whether to read or spend hours scrolling through her phone, all to a soundtrack of Taylor Swift songs.
Print Lifestyle Editor – Danni Darrah
Known as the go-to for cheeky gossip and good advice, Danni is your typical lifestyle guru with a side of an embarrassingly good knowledge of the best local coffee shops. As a third year Sociology undergraduate, when she’s not sitting under mounds of Marx or experiencing another daily minor breakdown about her dissertation, she finds pleasure in sweating out her stress in the gym and scrapbooking, writing something new or keeping up with the latest D list celebrity scandal. Although a night out at the club pretending she’s Whitney Houston could never go amiss, her favourite thing to do is have a chilled night with friends (providing there is food there, of course). Having been last year’s Copy Editor for Exeposé, this year Danni hopes to bring some eye opening and entertaining articles to the lifestyle section and will do her best to pretend she knows what button does what on InDesign.
Print Lifestyle Editor – Zoe Sperry
Zoe is a second-year English student who has a love for all things writing and lifestyle – what better way to combine the two than by being Lifestyle Editor? She’s eternally grateful to have been elected this year and is ready to make the Print Lifestyle section as enthralling as ever. While her main (and arguably only) character trait is being a stressed-out university student with a constant backache from crouching over her computer, she’s delighted that this position will finally give her another conversation topic than the classic “I’m so tired”. When she’s not busy procrastinating her concerningly long to-do list, Zoe likes to spend her time going out for coffee with friends, curling up in bed with Netflix, or calling her mum, who is basking in the sunshine of Barcelona, to complain about the English weather.
Online Music Editor – Tom Bosher
Tom is going into his third year of doing English at Exeter and is a returning Online Music Editor for Exeposé. Needless to say, his love of music stretches far and wide, from Kanye to Simon & Garfunkel. He’s also fond of films and TV, whether it’s 4:3 ratio, black and white and/or an A24 film, he’ll be there. If he’s not at home trying to make choons of his own or pretending to read for his degree, he’ll probably be out for a walk along the quay or somewhere green with a home-made Spotify playlist to soundtrack his aimless meandering to really solidify all the artsy pretentiousness alluded to in the rest of this description.
Online Music Editor – George Ward
George is a third year English student. He spends his time baking bread, watching Below Deck or convincing his housemates to come to the pub with him. George loves a night at Cavern and spends all of his money there, on records and on coaches to gigs he forgot he booked six months ago. George will preferably end up with his own record store / brewery if his up-and-coming music podcast doesn’t make him millions. He has written lots of articles for Exeposé and especially enjoys this job as it means he can read something for once that isn’t a book and that isn’t due for his seminar filled with very clever people.
Print Music Editor – Harry Hawkins
As a Natural Science student, Harry didn’t really realise that yammering about bands in print format was an option until shown the music pages of Exeposé, at which point he jumped for the chance to make something out of all the amateur music documentaries and podcasts he has binged over the course of last year’s hellword. His holdfast belief that every experience and moment can be categorised (and potentially soundtracked) in various shades of “vibes” – where clearly maths lectures have a harsher vibe than getting lost in Exeter charity shops or making a completely inauthentic vegetable “curry” – means that he can quite regularly be found air-drumming or creating new terrible dance moves (anytime between 2pm or 2am) and some songs have the same effect as caffeine or alcohol on him. He also enjoys anything dumb and shortlived – like Tim and Eric sketches, or his own attempts at watercolour painting.
Print Music Editor – Charlotte Bend
Loti is a third year English and Film student who first wrote for Exeposé as a fresher. Whether it’s writing for the paper, creating graphics for XpressionFM or making Spotify playlists from the songs she finds on TikTok, Loti has a passion for procrastinating from her degree. As for music, Loti adores small, underground, indie bands such as The Two Door Cinema Club – which no one else has ever heard of! With her love for alternative music, Loti should have a loyalty card for Cavern but more recently has ventured to Bristol to see Vistas. When she’s not working towards the next print edition, Loti can be found in one of the many independent coffee shops in Exeter ordering an oat milk iced latte. This allows her to fuel her caffeine addiction whilst retaining her moral superiority over others due to the fact she is vegan.
Online Screen Editor – Adam Simcox
Originally an undergrad at the University of Kent, Adam recently decided to put off unemployment for yet another year by enrolling as a postgrad at Exeter. Adam claims to love to write, but in a cruelly ironic twist of fate is regularly rendered incapable to by his divinely-bestowed ability to procrastinate. Joining Exeposé, then, might really be seen as a last-ditch attempt to turn what is a very inconsistent hobby into a genuine, marketable skill. Though he might be what you call a film buff, on closer inspection Adam seems to occupy that liminal space between actually being well-informed and simply being overconfident. That said, he’s always down for a chat about anything even tangentially related to film and is particularly focused on the Screen section’s impact beyond the world of entertainment. This year, Adam wants to cultivate collaborations between the talented writers of Screen and those of the wider scholastic world.
Online Screen Editor – TBD
Print Screen Editor – Archie Lockyer
As a second year English and Film student, Archie struggles on a daily basis not to reference Community, The Thick of It or anything by Wes Anderson. Archie is looking forward to bringing attention to both indie cinema favourites along with foreign classics to Exeposé, as well as spotlighting a range of different voices to the Screen community. He is particularly passionate about working alongside other sections to explore the wide reaching and endless artform that is cinema through all lenses and perspectives. When he’s not stressing out about literally anything and everything, he often is writing fiction stories or trying to find the best coffee in Exeter.
Print Screen Editor – Francesca Sylph
Embracing the inevitable future unemployment as a result of her degree and questionable career choices, Francesca is a Film and Television student who is way too enthusiastic about returning to Exeposé as one half of Print Screen (we just can’t get rid of her). Despite her unfortunately short height, Francesca can be spotted easily in a crowd due to her entirely pink clothing and obnoxiously overflowing tote bag, usually filled with soppy romance novels and her trusty emotional support water bottle. 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 or crying over fictional characters, Francesca can be found colour coordinating her DVD collection while unironically listening to the Spice Girls.
Arts + Lit Team
Online Arts & Lit Editor – Clémence Smith
Going into her second year studying English (surprise, surprise!), Clémence looks forward to meeting new people through Exeposé. She is eager to follow in the previous editors’ footsteps and wishes to expand the Arts & Lit section, both on Exeposé’s website and through social media. When she’s not browsing the internet looking for new article ideas, Clémence is usually busy making memes to send to her friends or drinking bubble tea. She’ll tell anyone who’ll listen about the latest book she is reading, or her quest to expand her Chopin repertoire on the piano. Most of all, she enjoys a cosy night in with her closest friends, playing overly competitive Monopoly or rustling up a new recipe for her housemates to try.
Online Arts & Lit Editor – Georgia Balmer
Georgia is currently a third year History and IR student on a placement year pretending to have her life together. In reality, she can often be found crying to romance novels on the tube and stalking all dogs in public – except labradoodles, as these are not real dogs. She is incredibly excited to be joining the Online Arts & Lit team, and promises not to let this small responsibility go to her head too much. When not trying to convince friends and strangers alike that Caroline Calloway is the next Donna Tartt, Georgia enjoys cooking, travelling, and the Oxford comma. She makes a mean cosmopolitan and hopes to grow up to become Nigella Lawson.
–Print Arts & Lit Editor – Ella Minty
Yet another English student, Ella is going into second year and decided to become an Editor for Exeposé after writing many articles as a Fresher. Obsessed with books, she can often be spotted at a local coffee shop feverishly reading a novel or sipping a Pornstar Martini (cliché, but it really is her favourite drink) at Turtle Bay. She is known to babble to her friends and family at any opportunity about her latest reads or educate them with quirky literary facts. When Ella is not reading, she is either listening to musicals or spending time in Cornwall basking in the sun trying to get a tan that will only last for a few weeks anyway. She is very excited to meet her fellow committee members!
Print Arts & Lit Editor – Ana Anajuba
Online Science Editor – Imogen Poyntz-Wright
Imogen is really excited to be part of the online team! Yet not much else has changed for her this year. She will likely continue her insane coffee consumption habit, which is actually more likely to increase with her starting an Ecotoxicology PhD! Other than that, she will continue to be a Netflix binger and the first person to always get up and dance at a party – only after one/two ciders because she’s a lightweight. You will most likely find her at the Glorious Art Cafe, Unit 1 (only for Cheesy Tuesdays though) or in Tescos getting a meal deal!
Online Science Editor – Daisy Scott
Daisy is excited to be joining Exeposé for the first time as an Online Science Editor in her third and final year of a Biological Science degree. She is also looking forward to bringing her interest in microbiology and the immune system to the paper. When not studying bacteria, she can usually be found binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy, drinking coffee (like most of the committee!) or dancing in the Lemmy/Terrace multiple nights a week. She can also be seen from almost anywhere in a room as she’s 6 foot 3.
Print Science Editor – Nancy Stitts
Print Science Editor – Ellen Rogers
Although she is a late arrival to Exeposé, Ellen couldn’t be more excited to take up the mantle of Print Science Editor during her third year studying Biological Sciences. After producing her first two pages for the Science section from home, she can’t wait to get into the office and meet the rest of this year’s committee (and, hopefully, learn how to use Photoshop). When she’s not having a breakdown over cell signalling pathways or listening to her latest favourite “small indie band”, you’ll probably find Ellen at the squash courts, by the quay, or wherever there is coffee.
Online Sport Editor – Henry Hood
Having first joined Exeposé in a panicky attempt to bolster his CV, Henry found his love for ranting online in formal articles. Now a third year English student and slightly wondering how time has passed so quickly, he is keen to make the very most out of journalism before he graduates into the big wide world. He can often be found shouting at the telly in a pub about football or in the library stress-eating Haribos while speed-reading a novel. If he is fed a drink or gets too hyper, he is prone to waffling about Manchester United or Virginia Woolf, or his beloved dog Albie which he has far too many photos of.
Online Sports Editor – Floris De Bruin
After writing for Exeposé for almost a year, Floris decided he wanted to get in on the action as befits a third-year English student. Instead of spending hours screaming into the void (also known as Twitter dot com) about sports and its endless drama, Flo boldly decided that he was knowledgeable enough to start writing articles for the sports section of Exeposé. In typical expat fashion, he also made it a point to chameleon his way into the features section and beyond, monopolising another chance to flex his unnecessary scope of understanding and painstaking attention to detail. Oh, and also, being Dutch, he will ask you to submit your articles on time. To. The. Minute.
Print Sports Editor – Oscar Young
Heading into his second year studying History, Oscar decided he could use yet another thing to distract him from his uni work, so ran to become Print Sports Editor. As a result, he is now looking forward to helping the sports section move forward post-Covid, and also (and possibly more importantly), showing off all his useless sports trivia in his articles. He is also particularly excited for the newspaper to be able to report live from Chiefs and Exeter City games again. When not writing for Exeposé, the Impy or the sports park are the two best places to look for him.
Print Sports Editor – Rob Worthington
Online Amplify Editor – Lina Idrees
Lina is going into her final year of Law at Exeter and is very excited to be Amplify’s new Online Editor. Her passion for writing and engaging in discourse on topics such as gender, politics, and race makes this new role extra exciting. Coming from Pakistan and Bangladesh she hopes to spotlight events (both good and bad) pertaining to South Asia and is looking forward to inspiring writers and maintaining Amplify’s notable focus on intersectionality. Her hobbies include chasing cats, drinking an absurd amount of iced soy lattes, and setting off her flat kitchen’s smoke detector.
Overseas Correspondents Editor – Elen Johnson
Overseas Correspondents Editor – Ryan Gerrett
As Ryan prepares for his year abroad at Leiden University, he also readies himself for his first year at Exeposé. As a student of History and International Relations, who enjoys exploring new things, it’s strange it has taken Ryan until his 3rd year to get involved with Exeposé. But what could be more exciting than getting involved in the South West’s best student publication! Brimming with only the most useless facts, he also loves being outdoors, skiing [rah] and can’t say no to a good movie (especially Tarantino). Wanting to explore more of the world and hungry to travel again, the international section is a perfect fit for Ryan.