As always the Anchor has an amazing team. Let’s meet our team for the 2020/21 academic year!
Verity is the current President of the Falmouth Anchor and a third-year English student. She has plans for a masters and maybe a PhD, who knows. Something about the colour yellow, something about travelling, and another thing about driving.
Jacob is the current deputy editor after a year as the politics editor, during which he was nominated for a SPANC award. He is a third-year history and politics student at Exeter who aims to go into political journalism in the future. Outside of journalism, Jacob is cricket mad and runs a cricket podcast with Chief Lead Writer Pavandeep. He dreams of one day getting tickets for a Boxing Day Ashes test at the MCG.
Lars is the Vice President of the Falmouth Anchor and a second-year student at Exeter, studying English and History. With a keen interest in writing and journalism, Lars is excited to get involved with the paper and its future. He has previously worked at an English language summer course and is interested in working internationally after his degree. In his free time, he enjoys writing screenplays and hanging out with his cats and dogs.
James, Director of JASites, is the current Website Developer. He studies Mathematics at the University of Exeter, after which he plans to leave the seaside behind for a Masters at Cambridge. James travels the country giving talks about science and maths, and blogs about it at alephJamesA.
Social Media and Events Manager
Ella is the current Social Media and Events Manager. Ella studies Journalism and Communications at Falmouth University, and has lived in Cornwall all her life. She claims even to love the rainy weather! After her degree Ella hopes to travel the world for a year, exploring different cultures and surroundings — the gap year she never had.
Kayleigh is the current Opinions Editor. She is a second-year studying English at the University of Exeter and is planning on doing a masters in journalism. She has worked with charities and businesses in the past, writing advertising content and promotional work. Kayleigh writes her own poetry and has an Instagram dedicated to it – @birdsbeesandbooks. She has a passion for all things vintage, books and travel adventures. Her favourite book is Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.
Fleur is the current Arts Editor of the Falmouth Anchor, formerly holding the position of Editor-In-Chief. She is a third-year English student at the University of Exeter, currently studying in Aarhus, Denmark on her year abroad. With a particular passion for rom-coms, representation, and terrible notes app poetry, Fleur has dreams of writing for the screen. For now, she’ll settle for writing about it.
Mel is the current Fashion Editor. She is an award-nominated freelance journalist specialising in sustainability, who was previously shortlisted for the Best Entertainment Piece at the 2019 Student Publication Association National Conference. Mel is also the author behind Not What It Seams, a free fortnightly newsletter that unpicks the latest in fashion and sustainability.
Gabbie Wright is the Lifestyle Section Editor for The Falmouth Anchor for the second year running, and is going into her final year of BA English at the University of Exeter. From Somerset, Gabbie is a dog-lover, mega foodie, and film fanatic. She’s interested in editorial and content creation, she has worked professionally and volunteered as a copywriter and marketing assistant within the industry for businesses across the UK as well as local charities. She loves to move and entertain people with her writing — be that through a passionately argued essay for a module, or a healthy recipe on her blog, The Reading List.
Sean is the new Opinions Editor for the Falmouth Anchor, who is interested in retelling the stories of the ever changing world around him. As a second-year English Literature student, he is looking forward to bringing the skills of objectivity and debate into his journalism. Outside of Journalism and English, Sean is a huge fan of music and sports, you can catch him at the songwriting society on Mondays or jogging through Penryn blissfully unaware of the traffic. Sean is looking forward to the upcoming year and hopes to see many of you again, meet new faces and get some great articles out into the paper.