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About Us

The Spark Newspaper is run by a dedicated committee of student volunteers at the University of Reading.

Here are the people behind your community newspaper for 2019/20, with a little information about each of us. If you ever need to get in touch with us, please contact us using the relevant emails below, or click here if you want to write for us or get more involved!

Head Editors

Print Editor: Eden James

Course: BA History (Part 3).

Email: editor.spark@reading.ac.uk


Head of Web: Lara Salcan


Email: onlineeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk


Deputy Editor: Alex Burrows


Email: deputyeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk 


Section Editors


Writers’ Facebook Group: The Spark News Group ’19-20

Print News Editor: Eden Eddolls

Course: BA History and English Literature (Part 3).

Online News Editor: Madelyn Morgan

Course: BA Film (Part 2).


Email: news@sparknewspaper.co.uk



Writers’ Facebook Group: The Spark Entertainment Group ’19-20 

Print Entertainment Editor: Lois Plummer

Course: BA English Literature (Part 2).

Online Entertainment Editor: Melissa Hali



Email: entertainment@sparknewspaper.co.uk



Writers’ Facebook Group: The Spark Lifestyle Group ’19-20

Print Lifestyle Editor: Elsie Stuart


Online Lifestyle Editor: Giulia Waddington

Course: BA English Literature with Creative Writing


Email: lifestyle@sparknewspaper.co.uk



Writers’ Facebook Group: The Spark Sport Group ’19-20

Print Sports Editor: Olivia Reynolds


Online Sports Editor: VACANT


Contact Email: sport@sparknewspaper.co.uk


Sub-Editing Team

Sub-Editor: Priya Khaira

Course: English Literature & Politics (Part 2)


Design Team

Spark Designers’ Facebook Group: The Spark Design Group ’19-20

Lead Designer: Xiaomeng Fang

Course: BSc Architecture (Part 2).

Email: design@sparknewspaper.co.uk


Spark Photography Team

Spark Photographers’ Facebook Group: The Spark Photography Group ’19-20

Head of Photography: Annie Davis


Email: photography@sparknewspaper.co.uk


Social Team

Socials and Welfare Rep: Elle Miles