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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: Taz Usher

Course: BA English Language & Applied Linguistics (Part 3).

Email: editor.spark@reading.ac.uk

 

Head of Web & Digital Marketing: Sarah Maqbool

Course: BSc Environmental Science with Professional Experience (Part 2).

Email: onlineeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Deputy Editor & Outreach Officer: Sarah Maqbool

Course: BSc Environmental Science with Professional Experience (Part 2).

Email: deputyeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk 

 

Section Editors

News:

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

Print News Editor: Kia Mackenzie 

Course: BA English Literature (Part 3).

Online News Editor: Amy Dunham 

Course: BA English Literature (Part 3).

 

Email: news@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Entertainment:

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

Print Entertainment Editor: Lois Plummer

Course: BA English Literature (Part 2).

Online Entertainment Editor: Raagulan Umashanker

Course: BA English Literature (Part 3).

 

Email: entertainment@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Lifestyle:

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

Print Lifestyle Editor: Holly Fournier

Course: BA English Language (Part 3).

Online Lifestyle Editor: Amelia Dinsdale

Course: BA English Literature (Part 3).

 

Email: lifestyle@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Sport:

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

Print Sports Editor: Izzy Einon

Course: BA English Literature (Part 3).

Online Sports Editor: [TBC- VACANCY AVAILABLE]

 

Contact Email: sport@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

Sub-Editing Team

Sub-Editor: Sabita Burke

Course: BA English Language & Linguistics (Part 3)

Sub-Editor: Priya Khaira

Course: English Literature & Politics (Part 2)

 

Marketing & Distribution Team

Head of Print Marketing & Promotional Materials: Madeline Eastwood

Course: BA History & Politics (Part 3).

Head of Web & Digital Marketing: Sarah Maqbool

Course: BSc Environmental Science with Professional Experience (Part 2).

Email: onlineeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk

Deputy Editor & Outreach Officer: Sarah Maqbool

Course: BSc Environmental Science with Professional Experience (Part 2).

Email: deputyeditor@sparknewspaper.co.uk 

Social Media Content Creator: Alex Winfield

Course: BA English Language (Part 3).

 

Marketing & Distribution Email: publicity@sparknewspaper.co.uk

 

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: Sara Mattar

Course: BSc Consumer Behaviour & Marketing (Part 3).

Email: photography@sparknewspaper.co.uk