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The Spark Newspaper is run by students at Reading University.

Here are the people behind your newspaper. Below you will find a little bit of information about us.
Contact us using the relevant emails below, or click here if you want to get involved.

Ruth Williams – Online Editor

Ruth, Online Editor, is a third year English Literature student. She is aspiring for a job in Public Relations with a particular passion for working in publicity.Ruth has a diverse range of interests – particularly in current affairs and music. Ruth is excited about working collectively with the Spark team as the eyes, ears and mouths of Reading students.

Jack Champion – Deputy Editor

One day, I’d love to become an author or an editor, so becoming one of the Deputy Editors of The Spark is a great start for me. I love reading, binge watching TV and (unsurprisingly) writing and editing.

Gayatri Menon – Deputy Editor

Often referred to as Gaya, she is a third year student who loves food and music, and is often criticised by her friends and family for being a grammar vigilante. Also a huge fan of crime fiction and would kill to get her hands on any of Sidney Sheldon’s books.

Lee Yi Wen – Online News Editor

Victoria Brush – Online Entertainment Editor

In her third year studying English Literature and Philosophy, Victoria has
always been obsessed with films, theatre and all things entertainment. She aims to become a magazine writer or editor in her later life, but now she’s just excited working for the spark and drinking at park bar.

Rika Soeharjono – Online Lifestyle Editor
Manon Jones – Head of Photography
Currently studying Joint Honours Art and English Literature for her third year. You can often find Manon working hard on some project or thinking up wacky ideas. When she’s not bogged down with work she’s a force to be reckoned with on the rugby pitch.
Will Cole – News Editor

I’m interested in bringing you the most important news, from our campus, other universities, and the national student voice.

Caitlin McClinchy – Lifestyle Editor

Caitlin is a fourth year German and economics student. She is passionate about bringing you the latest fashion news as well as motivating great people to write for a great student newspaper!

Emer Scully – Entertainment Editor

Emer, Entertainment Editor, is a third year Literature student who is also learning Italian. She enjoys reading, running and going to gym. Most likely to be found running to lectures after sleeping too long she is dedicated to organisation and winning the war against bad grammar.

George Roberts – Sports Editor

My life has always been about sport. I grew up in Twickenham, the home of England Rugby, and I’ve been a massive Liverpool fan my whole life. When I started writing for The Spark, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with my life, but now I’m determined to become a Sports journalist. I want to share my passion for sports with the readers of The Spark.