Meet the Committee

Editor: Anneka Honeyball (editor@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Anneka is a third year Film and English student. Formerly News Editor, she holds the current record for most articles ever written by a single Edgeling. When she isn’t frantically writing for The Edge or The National Student (where she is TV Editor), she can be found fawning over cats, actors and food. You can keep up with her ramblings on Twitter at @annekahoneyball

Responsibilities:

  • Attend Media Committee.
  • Responsibility of the final edit.
  • Responsible for the design of the front cover alongside the Head of Design.
  • Writes the editorial and contents page.
  • Lead writers’, editorial and committee meetings.
  • Set and adhere to deadlines for editors and writers.
  • Organise and ensure the continuation of media collaboration.

Deputy Editor: Ashleigh Millman (deputy-editor@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Ashleigh is a third year Film and English student and President of FilmSoc. An avid horror fan, a lay-about gamer and an unhealthy pizza consumer. Also a fake ginger: the worst kind. For more Tales of Interest, follow her on Twitter at @ashmillman .

Responsibilities:

  • Attend Media Committee.
  • Take minutes at committee and writers’ meetings.
  • Liaise with writers and address administrative enquiries.
  • Ensure paper is ready for editor’s perusal.
  • Ensure mailing list and writers list is up to date.
  • Organises material for the Listings page and The Gig Guide.
  • Undertake editor’s responsibility in his/her absence.
  • Nominated health and safety officer, responsible for writing risk assessments.

News Editor: Robert Pratley (news@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Rob is a second year English and History student and a keen Marvel fan, having once had a 28 article streak relating to the MCU. When not obsessing over Crash Bandicoot, he is usually found eating or sleeping. Or sleeping after eating. He also enjoys ranting about football and perfecting his Taekwondo skills.

Responsibilities:

  • The selection and editing of content for the News section.
  • Responsible for delegating, organising and encouraging News articles.
  • Ensuring content is relevant, interesting, well written and from diverse writer-ship.
  • Head administrator of The Edge‘s News Writers Facebook group.
  • Liaising with SUSU and external organisations to secure exclusive news.

Records Editor: Xavier Voigt-Hill (records@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Xavier is a second year Web Science student and Head of Music at Surge Radio, with a tendency to get sidetracked by writing about music and playing it on the airwaves. Somehow, he once managed to keep calm when Kele Okereke wandered in on him doing an interview. Follow him on Twitter at @xavdog for his incoherent ramblings on train cancellations and cricket matches.

Responsibilities:

  • The selection and editing of content for the Records section.
  • Responsible for delegating, organising and encouraging Records articles.
  • ‘Laying-up’ the Records section, including sourcing images and designing the pages.
  • Ensuring content is relevant, interesting, well written and from diverse writership.
  • Liasing with Head of Relations to obtain free music releases.

Live Editor: Carly-May Kavanagh (live@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Carly-May is a second year Politics and International Relations student, Opinion Editor for the Wessex Scene and semi-regular presenter on ‘The Edge on Surge’. She’s usually found watching too much Netflix, napping, or with Susu – sometimes all three at once. You can find her getting excited about politics and cats on Twitter at @_Carly_May.

Responsibilities:

  • The selection and editing of content for the Live section.
  • Responsible for delegating, organising and encouraging Live articles.
  • ‘Laying-up’ the Live section, including sourcing images and designing the pages.
  • Ensuring content is relevant, interesting, well written and from diverse writership.
  • Ensure content comes from a local environment as far as possible.
  • Continued communication with Head of Relations to obtain press entry to gigs.

Film Editor: Hollie Geraghty (film@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Hollie is a third year History student, film lover, Irish dancer and Instagram addict. You can follow her at @Hollie_geraghty if you want more Bear Grylls and Leonardo DiCaprio on your Twitter feed, as well as her various articles for The Edge and The National Student, where she works as the Assistant Film Editor.
Responsibilities:
  • The selection and editing of content for the Film section.
  • Responsible for delegating, organising and encouraging Film articles.
  • ‘Laying-up’ the Film section, including sourcing images and designing the pages.
  • Ensuring content is relevant, interesting, well written and from diverse writer-ship.
  • Ensuring the continuation of the Archive section of Film.
  • Liaising with Head of Relations to obtain free film releases.

Features Editor: Rehana Nurmahi (features@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Rehana is a second year English and Film student and leader for the ALP hall group as part of Southampton University’s Christian Union (SUCU). When she’s not studying for her degree, you can find her wrapped in a fluffy blanket, perusing the internet. She likes making self deprecating jokes on twitter at @Han_notsolo.

Responsibilities:

  • The selection and editing of content for the Features section.
  • Responsible for delegating, organising and encouraging feature articles.
  • ‘Laying-up’ the Features section, including sourcing images and designing the pages.
  • Ensuring content is relevant, interesting, well written and from diverse writership.
  • Ensuring that Features articles are addressing a range of entertainment topics.
  • Continued communication with Head of Relations to obtain new interviews.

Culture Editor: James Barker (culture@theedgesusu.co.uk)

James is a second year English student, with an obsession for all things TV and literature. In the footsteps of many a good Editor, he loves Game of Thrones and basically any Netflix Original series. He also writes for the Wessex Scene, when his time isn’t being monopolised by all things entertainment. You can find him ranting about some injustice or other on Twitter at @JBarker_1997.

Responsibilities:

  • The selection and editing of content for the Culture section.
  • ‘Laying-up’ the Culture section, including sourcing images and designing the pages.
  • Ensuring content is relevant, interesting, well written and from diverse writer-ship.
  • Ensuring, as far as possible, that the content reflects local readership.
  • Ensure that areas such as video games, books, art, theatre, television and comedy are all well covered.
  • Liaising with Head of Relations to obtain tickets by local societies and events.

Head of Design: Liana Dent (design@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Liana is a second year English student, usually found working on design, drawing, coding or writing instead of that essay she has due tomorrow. Talents include making coffee, dodging spoilers  and over-analysing the latest sci-fi or fantasy obsession.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all materials and content are exciting and eye-catching.
  • Responsible for the design of the front cover alongside the Editor.
  • Assist all section editors with their sections when needed.
  • Ensures a consistent and professional look to the magazine.
  • Be in charge of the design of ‘special issues’ alongside the editorial team.
  • Assist all section editors with their sections when needed.
  • Work alongside the Head of Publicity to develop publicity materials, such as flyers.

Head of Publicity: Becca Hellard (publicity@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Becca is a second year English student with radically changing hair colours. You may be able to hear her singing along to every musical under the sun. Follow her on Twitter at @hellard_becca.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the magazine has a good reputation and presence alongside the Head of Relations.
  • To enlist the help of members to distribute the physical magazine.
  • To make writers aware of when new issues are coming out.
  • Work alongside the Head of Design to develop publicity materials, such as flyers.
  • To suggest new places the magazine could be distributed.
  • Responsibility for social media outlets.

Head of Relations: Navi Alhuwalia (relations@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Navi is a third year Fashion Marketing and Management student who can often be found fueling her (somewhat unhealthy) coffee addiction or binge-watching The U.S. Office for the millionth time. Feel free to follow her coffee-themed ramblings on twitter at @naviwbu, where you may find more than a few obsessive tweets about G-Eazy.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the magazine has a good reputation and presence alongside the Head of Publicity.
  • Liaise with PR to ensure availability of guestlists, interviews, events and new releases.
  • Continued communication with the Live, Features, Records, Film and Culture Editors to ensure that requests are being followed through.
  • Maintain and update PR lists.
  • Liaise with other societies to get them involved with the publication.
  • Liaise with other media departments to ensure strong collaborative efforts.

Online Manager: Jack Lewin (manager@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Jack is a third year IT in Organisations student and freelance web developer, who has held the post of Online Manager since 2015. You can find him on Twitter at @jlewin_.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the maintenance and coding of the website.
  • Ensures that any problems are fixed promptly.
  • Updates various website content.
  • Works on developing ideas for site plugins and features.
  • Works alongside the Head of Design to help make the site attractive.

Head of Events: Octavia Woodward (events@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Octavia is a second year English student. When she is not getting involved with theatre group or trying to get her way into concerts, she can be found attempting (and usually failing) to keep her fangirling about such things as Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Sherlock low key.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning, organising, and ensuring the smooth running of all The Edge events, including committee and writers’ meetings, socials, and trips to conferences and courses.
  • Create Facebook events and work with the Head of Publicity to publicise them.
  • Ensure writers and committee meet on a regular basis.
  • Engage new and existing writers to develop a networked team.

Executives

Executives are committee members who help a specific Editor or Department Head in undertaking responsibilities. They can be contacted directly or via their Editor/Department Head. This year’s executives are:

  • Conor Kavanagh (Gaming Executive under Culture Editor) @conorkayy
  • Sophie McEvoy (Design Executive under Head of Design) @foxesdana
  • Henna Patel (Live Executive under Live Editor) @hennadp
  • Rebecca James (Features Executive under Features Editor) @landiana24

See details of previous year’s committees here.