Edge Alumni: Committees of the Past

The Edge has been an independent publication at The University of Southampton since 2011. Below are the names of all previous committee members, who have each contributed to our brand enormously during their time here.


During this academic year, The Edge hit one million website views, started the award-winning Student Film Festival alongside Wessex Films and managed to get one of our five star reviews emblazoned on the film’s nationwide DVD/Blu-ray cover. Committee Members have since gone on to work at establishments such as Harper Collins and Access Emanate.

  • Editor: Natalie Fordham
  • Deputy Editor: Lewis Taplin
  • News Editor: Anneka Honeyball
  • Features Editor: Millie Cassidy
  • Film Editor: Ben Robins
  • Culture Editor: Harrison Abbott
  • Records Editor: Amy Wootten
  • Live Editor: Will Hodgetts
  • Head of Publicity: Helen Archer
  • Head of Design: Jack Gracie
  • Head of Relations: Georgia Simpson
  • Head of Events: Annabelle Asker
  • Online Manager: Jack Lewin
  • VP DCI and Editor-in-Chief: Kerry Sclater
  • Executives: Oli Polhill (Live) and Rebecca James (Culture)


During this academic year, the website received a brand new look, our print magazine was expanded and we were able to get interviews with the likes of Anna Kendrick, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander. The position of Head of Events was also created in this year. Committee Members have since gone on to work at establishments such as Faust PR, Experience Oxfordshire and Succeed Consultancy.

  • Editor: Rebecca James
  • Deputy Editor: Caitlin Hobbs
  • News Editor: Lewis Taplin
  • Features Editor: Sian Blewitt
  • Film Editor: Virginie Robe
  • Culture Editor: Natalie Fordham
  • Records Editor: Hannah Mylrea
  • Live Editor: Annabelle Asker
  • Head of Publicity: Henna Patel
  • Head of Design: Joe Buckingham
  • Head of Relations: Jenny Simpson
  • Head of Events: Alex Meehan
  • Online Manager: Emily Mitchell
  • VP DCI and Editor-in-Chief: Megan Downing
  • Executives: Ben Robins (Film) and Joe Gibson (Gaming)


During this academic year, The Edge underwent a rebrand of the print magazine, which won Best Design at the SPA awards. The position of News Editor was also created in this year and our press contacts were expanded upon enormously, leading us to interview such stars as Bastille, Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Hemsworth. Committee Members have since gone on to work at media establishments such as MTV and The Sun‘s Showbiz section.

  • Editor: Megan Downing
  • Deputy Editor: Howell Davies
  • News Editor: Hannah Mylrea
  • Features Editor: Catherine Olley
  • Film Editor: Barnaby Walter
  • Culture Editor: Rebecca James
  • Records Editor: Jan Kobal
  • Live Editor: Grace Pattle
  • Head of Publicity: Bronwyn Scotland
  • Head of Design: Claire Joines
  • Head of Relations: Kirstie Carter
  • Online Manager: Matthew Higgins
  • VP DCI and Editor-in-Chief: David Martin


During this academic year, the committee was restructured, the print magazine was introduced and the sections of the website were given further development, some of which are still evident today. Committee Members have since gone on to work at establishments such as Sky, Waterstones, Investment Weeks and the Go Ahead group.

  • Editor: David Martin
  • Deputy Editor: George Doel
  • Features Editor: Andrew Ovenden
  • Film Editor: Barnaby Walter
  • Culture Editor: Cally Beckley
  • Records Editor: Howell Davies
  • Live Editor: Megan Downing
  • Head of Publicity: Corrinne Gurr
  • Head of Design: Matthew Timmiss
  • Head of Relations: Dan Flynn
  • Head of Online and News: Tasha Onwuemezi
  • VP Communications and Editor-in-Chief: David Gilani


2011/12 marked The Edge‘s first year of independence. In this year, The Edge detached from it’s sister publication, the Wessex Scene, and created it’s own individual brand and website. Committee Members have since gone on to work at Amazon and Den of Geek.

  • Editor: Joe Hawkes
  • Deputy Editor: Meowea Hezwani
  • Features Editor: David Martin
  • Film Editor: Barnaby Walter
  • Culture Editor: Nick Mould
  • Records Editor: Melissa Clarke
  • Live Editor: Chris Brooks
  • Head of Relations: Rob Leane
  • Online Editor: Andre Pusey
  • VP Communications and Editor-in-Chief: Joe Mclo