Meet your Guild Staff

I’m delighted to introduce you to the staff who work hard to represent you, support you and provide opportunities! For information about our Student Leadership visit our Officer Team page.

Lily Margaroli
Guild President


Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) oversee specific areas of the Students’ Guild, or in the case of the Chief Executive, the whole organisation. SLT also provide support and mentoring for the Full-Time Officer team.

Alison Chambers
Chief Executive Alison Chambers
Cassie Thornton
Head of Marketing and Brand Cassie Thornton
Head of Finance Hannah Brown

Head of Student Engagement Thomas Barrass


Activities Team

The Activities team coordinate many of the opportunities available to students, including societies, volunteering and music. They also oversee Guild Reception.

Emily Jameson
Student Activities Manager Emily Jameson
Carol Boyd
Reception Assistant Carol Boyd
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Music Facilities Co-ordinator Tiago Havik
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Music Development Co-ordinator Louise Bridges
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Societies Co-ordinator Lauren Forrow


Advice Team

The Advice team provide confidential support to students at Exeter. They cover areas including finances, accommodation, welfare, academic support and widening participation.

Victoria Brown
Student Advisor Manager Victoria Brown
Claire Botham
Widening Participation Co-ordinator Claire Botham

Student Advisor Kim White

Student Advisor Dave Newport
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Student Advisor Helen Kongialis


Voice Team

The Voice team cover student representation at the Students’ Guild. They oversee elections, academic representation and other student leaders, and support our democratic structure and systems.

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Student Voice Manager Gary McLachlan
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Academic Impact Co-ordinator (St Luke's) Tom Clemo
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Student Governance Co-ordinator Andrew Trezise
Academic Impact Co-ordinator Abbie Banner
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Academic Societies Co-ordinator James Pheasey


Communications & Insights

The Communications and Insights team oversee the Guild’s presence digitally and on campus, communications to students through a number of platforms, the Students’ Guild brand and manage public relations. They also cover research and student insights and measuring our impact.

Luke Appleton
Digital Manager Luke Appleton
Xanthippi Nanou
Senior Graphic Designer Xanthippi Nanou
Dugal Shirley
Communications and Marketing Executive Dug Shirley
Emily Billing
Communications Projects Co-ordinator Emily Billing



The Finance team oversee the financial operations of the Students’ Guild.

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Finance Assistant - Sales Ledger Ann Selway
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Finance Assistant - Purchase Ledger Demeltza Salsbury


HR & Payroll


The HR & Payroll team oversee the human resources services for Guild employees, and look after payroll responsibilities including pay, taxes and pensions.

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HR Services Co-ordinator Zena Crick
Glynis Harding
Payroll Services Co-ordinator Glynis Harding



The sponsorship and partnership department work with external clients to provide a great student experience for all students at Exeter, alongside identifying and maximising opportunities that these relationships provide.

Kate Christlow
Partnerships Manager Kate Christlow


ICT and Infrastructure

The ICT & Infrastructure team oversee the Guild’s ICT and technology needs, facilities, and provide executive support for the Senior Management team.

Mark Johnson
ICT and Infrastructure Manager Mark Johnson
Executive Support and Facilities Officer Lauren Chatfield
Lloyd Copp
ICT Technician Lloyd Copp


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