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Ayesha Tandon – Online Science Editor 

Bookworm, dancer, and lover of musicals, Ayesha often find herself wondering what the hell she was thinking in choosing a Natural Sciences degree. Please DO NOT ask her about future plans – Ayesha has a crippling inability to make any sort of concrete decisions, as shown by the fact that her degree is essentially ‘everything sciencey’. She is also extremely worried about her future  employment prospects, as most people’s reactions ‘Natural Sciences’ is ‘umm… like trees?’ When she isn’t curled up in bed reading a good book, or being dragged out of the house to exercise by her sports-crazy friends, Ayesha is most likely to be in the LSI attempting to extract scientific pearls of wisdom from her infinitely smarter course-mates (it’s called ‘collaboration’!) She can’t wait to start editing – it will give her an excuse to read more!

 

Rhys Davies – Online Science Editor 

Rhys is first and foremost, a nerd, in almost every sense of the word. From T.V and books to music and maths. The best and worst thing about Rhys is that he just can’t sit still, since Uni began Rhys has kept himself far too busy, studying Mechanical Engineering, being a part of too many societies, running away to America to join the circus, becoming a Co-President of the Engineers without Borders society, and reading and writing the world over. These are just the beginning he has plans to work in Abu Dhabi in the summer, to study in Canada as soon as 2018 hits and edit the socks off of Exepose.  At the end of the day all Rhys really wants to be a citizen of the world, solve problems, talk to people and read and write stuff. Plus science is sexy, and editing the sexy section is going to be a world of fun.

 

Gabriel Yeap – Print Science Editor 

Gabriel was for the most part of last year the random weird newcomer who was frankly, one of the select few who didn’t do English Literature and is still complaining about how everyone else is talking about English coursework except for him. Having being scavenged from the fresher dumpster to fill in the the role of ‘emergency replacement science editor’, he’s spent a solid 6 months cutting out copyright-free pictures. He is reported to be extremely excited with the recruitment of a fellow medical science coursemate as a co-editor whom he hopes will tune out the background English chit-chat, replacing it with good old non-fiction, empirically verifiable banter. Some say he only looks forward to pizzas on Friday, is in love with Graham Moore and aspires to be the master of puns, but he believes that he is now ready to totally transform the science section into a non-fiction bazaar of weird and wonderful facts that you wished you never knew.

Scarlett Parr-Reid – Print Science Editor 

Scarlett invests an inordinate amount of time pondering the perplexities of the scientific world. You’ll find her in one of three places at all times: the library (reading books thicker than her ginger locks of hair) or in posh coffee shops and book shops (pretentiously perusing the science section: Harari’s ‘Sapiens’, Dawkins’ ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ and Grosz’s ‘The Examined Life’ to name some of the best of the best). Controversially, (sorry Gabe) she enjoyed studying an unusual mix of A levels, including English Literature, Biology and Chemistry; so you can be sure you have a well- rounded, but ruthless grammar Nazi on the team. If Professor Steinberg’s first year cell biology lectures are anything to go by, Scarlett deplores dry science and is an avid advocate of bringing science alive, so you won’t be seeing any generic illustrations or media mediocrities with Scarlett on your back. Ultimately, Ultimately, as a reader, writer and now print science editor, you’ll be seeing a lot more of Scarlett, so brace yourselves for as the Mad Hatter himself proclaimed she’s ‘entirely bonkers, but I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.’