Meet the Committee

Editor: Jack Nash (editor@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Jack is a Chemistry and Biochemistry student with a passion for drum and bass, games, and drag queens. Usually seen powering through his uni work with the help of some dirty baselines, or binge watching Rupaul’s drag race again. When he’s not at home watching Netflix, he’s usually gracing Stags with his presence at karaoke alongside the rest of the Edge committee. Twitter @JackNash1997

Responsibilities:

  • Attend Media Committee.
  • Responsible for the final edit.
  • Responsible for the design of the front cover alongside the Head of Design.
  • Write 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.
  • Watching out for those pesky typos.

Deputy Editor: Theo Smith (deputy-editor@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Theo is a second year Film student who practically lives in the cinema 24/7.  Despite having a total lack of organisation that he hasn’t received an award for yet, he still finds the time to play Trumpet, go to gigs, and finish his assignments that he left till the last minute. Whether he is complaining about how over-rated Thor Ragnarok (Bored Dragged-A-Lot) is or defending musical genius Taylor Swift, he can usually be found in The Hobbit Pub discussing these topics and plenty more. Follow his shenanigans on Instagram @theokeston.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Undertake editor’s responsibility in his/her absence.
  • Nominated health and safety officer, responsible for writing risk assessments.
  • Knows how to make a decent cup of tea (but puts the milk in first).

News Editor: Becky Davies (news@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Becky is a second year English student who loves all things nostalgic. Although she is trying very hard to expand her taste in TV and music, she loves nothing more than watching or listening to her old favourites (because let’s face it, you can’t beat a good throwback playlist!). A lover of TV quiz shows, her Mastermind specialist subject would be Gavin and Stacey, but to her there is no better feeling than whenever Richard Osman says well done for getting a Pointless answer at home.

Responsibilities:

  • The selection and editing of content for the News section.
  • Responsible for delegating, organising and encouraging News articles.
  • Ensure content is relevant, interesting, well written and from diverse writer-ship.
  • Head administrator of The Edge‘s News Writers Facebook group.
  • Liaise with SUSU and external organisations to secure exclusive news.
  • Living in 2005 so you don’t have to.

Records Editor: Vicky Greer (records@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Vicky is a second year French and Spanish student. She is a musical disaster who has a playlist for literally any situation, and she’s always going through some kind of music-based phase. In her spare time she is trying to be a guitarist but really only plays Green Day songs. Follow all of this on Instagram @vickygreer3.

Responsibilities:

  • The selection and editing of content for the Records section.
  • Responsible for delegating, organising and encouraging a variety of Records reviews and features.
  • ‘Laying-up’ the Records section, including sourcing images and designing the pages.
  • Listen to an ungodly amount of music to bring you weekly roundups of the latest and greatest musical releases.
  • Ensure content is relevant, interesting, well written and from diverse writer-ship.
  • Liase with Public Relations Officers to obtain free music releases and interviews.
  • Fighting the peer pressure to listen to more indie bands.

Culture Editor: Louise Chase (culture@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Louise is a second year history and archaeology student. When she is not watching LOTR (for the millionth time) she can be found geeking out over dungeons and dragons or unleashing her inner Lara Croft at the archery range. Follow her twitter @LouiseSChase.

Responsibilities:

  • The selection and editing of content for the Culture section.
  • Responsible for delegating, organising and encouraging a variety of Culture reviews and features.
  • ‘Laying-up’ the Culture section, including sourcing images and designing the pages.
  • Ensure content is relevant, interesting, well written and from diverse writer-ship.
  • Aim to reflect local readership.
  • Ensure that areas such as video games, books, art, theatre, television and comedy are all well covered.
  • Liaise with Public Relations Officers to obtain tickets by local societies and events.
  • Not failing at learning parkour, just having many uncontrolled descents.

Film Editor: Joe Williams (film@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Joe is a final year Film student, who is slightly confused about whether he counts as a third or fourth year after finishing a Year in Employment at Disney. If he’s not studying (unlikely) or writing (much more likely), he can usually be found rewatching old episodes of The Simpsons or playing FIFA – even though he recognises it as a colossal waste of time. He’s also a big fan of Jürgen Norbert Klopp and all things Liverpool Football Club.

Responsibilities:
  • The selection and editing of content for the Film section.
  • Responsible for delegating, organising and encouraging a variety of Film reviews and features.
  • ‘Laying-up’ the Film section, including sourcing images and designing the pages.
  • Ensure content is relevant, interesting, well written and from diverse writer-ship.
  • Crying with despair every time Adam Sandler releases a new film.

Live Editor: Georgie Holmes (live@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Georgie is a second year English student, and her two favourite things are live music and writing. After spending much of her secondary school life taking sick days to attend gigs across the UK, she is now prepared to do the same for her degree… (priorities). You can find her complaining about literally anything and everything, and confessing her love for cats, on @georgieholmes_.

Responsibilities:

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

Head of Publicity: Ottilie Young (publicity@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Ottilie is a second year Education student who can usually be found drinking a pint with her pinky in the air. When she isn’t talking about her gap year in Australia, she’s probably just talking about something else. What she lacks in height she makes up for in volume: she likes to call herself the pocket rocket of the edge. When asked how she feels about perhaps not singing at every karaoke night at Stags, her response was “no body puts Ottie in the corner”!

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Editor to promote The Edge’s brand.
  • Working with the Editor and Events Officer on distribution of print editions of the magazine.
  • Helping to ensure that The Edge is engaging with its target student audience.
  • To make writers aware of when new issues are coming out.
  • Making sure the magazine has a strong online presence.
  • Sharing writers’ work on social media.
  • Organising and running competitions.
  • Singing at karaoke every week (be there or be square).

Public Relations Officers:

Morgan McMillan:

Morgan is a second year History student with a love for memes and Britney Spears. She loves reading and listening to music (specifically The Front Bottoms). When she is not complaining about how poor she is, she can be found spending all her pennies in the pub ranting about the time she got ran over by an ambulance.

Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the magazine maintains its reputation with others, alongside the fellow Public Relations Officer, and uphold the magazine’s presence.
  • Maintain communication primarily with the Live and Records Editors to ensure that requests are followed through.
  • Update PR contact list, and maintain strong relations to ensure availability of guestlists, interviews, and events, to consistently produce exciting content.
  • Collaborate with other media departments.
  • To safely cross a road.

Maddie Lock: 

Maddie is a second year Film and History student with a passion for naps and crying. She is easy to spot on campus (when she actually goes to uni) pulling off pjs as trousers, tripping over her own feet and getting lost in big crowds due to her lack of height. If you want to convince her to leave her room, anything free or a ‘bargain’ is sure to tempt Maddie to pause Shade: The Rusical (on repeat for the seventh millionth time), venture from her cave and actually socialise.

Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the magazine maintains its reputation with others, alongside the fellow Public Relations Officer, and uphold the magazine’s presence.
  • Maintain communication primarily with the Film and Culture Editors to ensure that requests are followed through.
  • Update PR contact list, and maintain strong relations to ensure availability of guestlists, interviews, and events, to consistently produce exciting content.
  • Collaborate with other media departments.
  • To successfully quote every RuPaul’s Drag Race Episode.

Head of Design: Charlotte Morris (design@theedgesusu.co.uk)

Charlotte is a second-year Graphic Arts student at WSA. She can usually be found in Erasmus common room being very bad at Smash Bros Ultimate, in a bundle of blankets watching movies that she really should’ve seen by now, or being completely bewildered by why InDesign has crashed again. For updates on her design journey, follow her on Instagram: @kimillo.gd.

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.
  • Keep Comic Sans 100 feet away from the magazine at all times.
  • Responsible for the design of ‘special issues’ alongside the editorial team.
  • Work alongside the Head of Publicity to develop publicity materials, such as flyers.

For information about past committees, click here.