The SUHC 2019/20 Committee
Here are your hillwalking club committee members as elected by you, our loyal Hillwalkers. The club is run entirely by these current students.
Scroll down to see the roles of the individual committee members!
Thomas Edwards - President
Hi, I'm Thomas and I'm the club's President. My role essentially involves representing the club under the union, organising big events, helping the committee members with their individual jobs and attending as many events as possible!
Natasha Price - Vice President/Secretary and welfare officer
Hi, I'm Natasha and I am a second year Msci biology student. I am the Vice President/Secretary and my role in the club is to handle the administration for the club such as the emails, website and assist Thomas as president. As a trained first aider I hope to bring important life saving skills to the society so the committee and members are able to give first aid to anyone who needs it.
I would like to work towards making this society more accomodating towards people of all walking abilities and devise ways to increase our member numbers as well as paid member benefits. I hope to support all the members of the new committee and wish them luck in their new roles.
I aim to attend the majority of day walks and socials so feel free to come talk to me about anything :) .
Matthew Durrant - Treasurer
Hello! I'm Matthew, a second year Maths with Statistics student. I'm really excited to be the treasurer for this committee! My role is to manage the money and bank account within the club, and to handle fees for away trips.
John Holden and Tom Daly - Day Walk Secretaries
Hi, my name is John and I am a secound year electronic engineering student. I have been at the club since I started university and now I want to give back to the club. It my job along with Tom's to organise day walks each week, hopefully making them interesting and enjoyable.
Hi, my name is Tom, I am a first year history student. As someone who has always enjoyed walking, I try to make my walks as interesting as possible - with hills, views and plenty more!
Jennifer Alston and Mahmoud Ashraf - Away Trip Secretaries
Hello to all fellow walking enthusiasts! My name is Jenny, a Mechatronic engineer to be, and I am one half of the Away Trip Secs this year. Our job is to whisk you away from studying for a weekend and take you to Britain's most treasured parts of the country. Feel free to contact Mahmoud and I about any queries you have, we also hold pay in sessions for each trip so don't be afraid to drop by if you want to speak to us face to face. Elsewhere, you can spot me with my red camera and slight obsession with green (great combo I know) on day walks. One tip I would give you would be to be quick to sign up to away trips; the places literally disappear faster than free pizza!
Hi! I'm Mahmoud, half of the Away-Trips brigade. Our role is to give you a weekend getaway to the country's best hills, mountains and coasts. When I am not doing electronics, I am either walking, or forging a non-existent route on a map; as I have a secret affinity for crossing rivers/bogs, and going off-trails. Don't feel daunted if you have not done any serious hillwalking before, our Away Trips are famously enjoyed by everyone. If you're an experienced walker who is up for a challenge, I also got you covered with trickier mountain routes, winter walking and multi-day wild camping. My main goal is to make the Away Trips an opportunity for dedicated walkers to acquire and improve their skills. Looking forward to meeting you on an Away Trip or a day walk (spoiler: I'm a regular!) and hear your suggestions. As always, don't forget to bring along some biscuits!
Eilish Hart and William Heritage - Social Secretaries
Hello everyone! We are your social secs for this year! (Poor you...) We will be organising socials for anyone to attend on a weekly/fortnightly basis throughout the university terms. Previous socials include trampolining, karaoke, film nights, pub crawls and much more! We strive to take as much action as we can to help ensure that everyone is able to attend and enjoy themselves.
We are also open to suggestions from our members, so if you have any ideas for socials you would like to do, or to just ask some questions, please feel free to contact us through:
Fancy being on the committee?
That's great news! The committee is elected in the Spring term of every year at our Annual General Meeting, so come along to that and stand for your desired position! Any current Southampton student can stand for any position (although it is preferable if the candidate(s) for President have been on the SUHC committee previously).
Details of how to stand for committee positions will be posted on our Facebook page at least a month in advance. You don't need experience, all you need is the enthusiasm! Full on-the-job training is provided covering every aspect of your role.
Previous Years Committee Members (since 1986)
2016-17 (50th Anniversary Year)