Meet the team
Regional Officers work with the SPA Committee to provide support and events for publications in the following areas:
- South West
- South East
- Northern England
- Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland
South West England – Edd Church
Edd is a history student at the University of Exeter.
Whilst studying at Exeter he has been heavily involved with student journalism as both the Online News Editor for Exeposé and Head of News for XpressionFM.
You can find Edd on Twitter.
South East England – Carly-May Kavanagh
Midlands – Eleanor Gray
London – George Cook
George has just finished his degree in Human Geography at Cardiff University, where the SPA National Conference was held in 2018. He was Deputy Editor and Comment Editor of Gair Rhydd, Cardiff’s student newspaper. This year, he’ll be studying for an MA in Newspaper Journalism at City University. He is particularly interested in politics, current affairs and interviews.
You can find George on Twitter.
Northern England – Jessica Murray
Wales – Maria Mellor
Maria graduated with a BA English Language and Literature in 2017 from Cardiff University. After a year in the world of work has returned to do an MA in Magazine Journalism.
Having been editor of Gair Rhydd, you can’t get her to shut up about how much she loves student media.
Last year she wrote for The World Food Tour and Arts & Collections, as well as editing puzzles for the Press Association.
You can find Maria on Twitter.
Mila is a recent Business Computing graduate from the University of Dundee and outgoing Editor in Chief of the Magdalen Magazine, having previously been Technology Editor for the publication.
Throughout her four years at university she has been involved with student representation and the writing of (many!) bye-laws and policies so is looking to establish more student media channels in Scotland this year!
You can find Mila on Twitter.
Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland – Dylan O’Neill