Regional officers

Regional Officers work with the SPA Committee to provide support and events for publications in the following areas:


South West England - Owain Evans

Owain is a final year PPE student at the University of Exeter. Owain also edits Exeposé, having previously edited the sport section.
When he isn't busy writing essays and laying out pages, his main interests include moaning about politics on both sides of the Atlantic, learning more about yet another obscure sport, or getting out and exploring somewhere new...or he might just be shivering away in the press box at St James Park again.




South East England - VACANT (South West officer Owain Evans is currently covering this role.)

If you are interested in the role of South East England Officer, please email


Midlands - Ben Baruch

Ben is a final year PPE student at the University of Nottingham. He is the Print Editor of Impact Magazine, UoN's official student magazine, having previously been Comment Editor and Associate Online Editor.







London - Abbie Cheeseman

Abbie is a third year History & International Relations student at Royal Holloway, where she is also Editor of Orbital Magazine.
Her main interests are news and comment, specifically focusing on investigative journalism.
She is all about development and want to create a successful media network for the London publications this year




Northern England - Vacant

If you are interested in the role of South East England Officer, please email



Wales - Hannah Butler

Hannah is an English and German graduate from the University of Exeter, currently studying for an MA in News Journalism at Cardiff University.

Last year she edited Exeter’s student newspaper Exeposé, after spending her year abroad in Berlin writing for The Local Germany, Exberliner magazine and KOMPAS travel app.

Find Hannah on Twitter  and LinkedIn




Scotland - Polly Smythe

Polly is a third year Law and Social Policy student at the University of Edinburgh.

She is President of The Student, the University of Edinburgh newspaper. She has previously held the position of Editor in Chief and Comment Editor at The Student. 


Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland - Robert O'Sullivan |

Robert is the Regional Officer for the Republic of Ireland 
and Northern Ireland for this year. 
He has been heavily involved in student journalism in UCC for a 
good few years now, and is always happy to lend a hand or give advice when needed!