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Southampton University Hillwalking Club

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!

As you may have worked out, I quite like walking (the more mountainous the better!) and I'm currently working towards my Mountain Leader qualification. If you see me on a walk, probably with a radio and a map, good conversation starters include local history, physics (apparently that's my degree), European travel advice and cycling.



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.

Some of my hobbies include performing conservation work, singing in a gospel choir and drawing. Feel free to email me at mgd1g17@soton.ac.uk, message me on Facebook, or see me at any of the walks if you have any questions, money related or otherwise.



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:

Messaging the SUHC Facebook Page, Emailing the club, Or by personally messaging either of us through Facebook! You can also usually find at least one of us on a day walk!

We don't bite! (much) :D
Looking forward to meeting you all :)




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)


2018-19

President: Serena Hayes
Secretary/VP: Eilish Hart
Treasurer: Izzy Jordan
Day walk Secretaries: Thomas Edwards and Harry Bourne
Away trip secretaries: Jennifer Alston and Matt Rayner
Social secretaires: Hannah Wenman and Shaun Craig

2017-18

President: Tom Veall
Secretary/VP: Joseph Hindmarsh
Treasurer: Eilish Hart
Day Walk Secretaries: James Marshall and Teodor Nistor
Away Trip Secretaries: Serena Hayes and Byron Theobald
Social Secretaries: Izzy Jordon and Rosie Beedham

2016-17 (50th Anniversary Year)

President: Matt Clark
Secretary/VP: Pete Felton
Treasurer: Artur Fernandes
Day Walk Secretaries: Tom Veall and James Marshall
Away Trip Secretaries: Jacob Middleton and Arshad Emmambux
Social Secretaries: Zelie Seddon and Olivia Burbridge

2015-16

President: Owen Johnson
Secretary: Max Hodgkins
Treasurer: Steph Breuer
Day Walk Secretaries: Venu Varatharajan and Matt Clark
Away Trip Secretaries: Katherine Palmer and Jake Rowland
Social Secretaries: Charlotte Newton and Joe Warmington

2014-15

President: Peter Forrest
Secretary: Tom Masheder
Treasurer: Owen Johnson
Day Walk Secretaries: Charlotte Newton and Matt Clark
Away Trip Secretaries: Katherine Palmer and James Holyhead
Social Secretaries: Tom Candy and Joe Warmington

2013-14

President: Tom Candy
Secretary: Freya Garry
Treasurer: Tom Masheder
Day Walk Secretaries: Tom Duckham and Ben Culpin
Away Trip Secretaries: Luke Brown and Peter Forrest
Social Secretaries: Emma Wilsher and Joe Warmington

2012-13

President: Joshua Price
Secretary: Sonja Edwards
Treasurer: Nigel Dundas
Day Walk Secretaries: Sarah Dixon and Vicky Cox
Away Trip Secretaries: Tristan Balcombe and James Bennett
Social Secretaries: Jennifer Warhurst and Tom Candy

2011-12

President: Jennifer Warhurst
Secretary: Tim Daly
Treasurer: Alex Robinson
Day Walk Secretaries: Rachael Evans and Matt Leivers
Away Trip Secretaries: Chris Wood and Joshua Price
Social Secretaries: Danielle Waters and Sophie

2010-11

President: Sophie
Secretary and Webmasters: Hannah D and Charlotte
Treasurer: Jennifer Warhurst
Day Walk Secretary: Rachael Evans
Away Trip Secretary: Laurie D
Social Secretary: Danielle Waters

2009-10

President: John Parker
Secretary and Webmaster: Stuart Jinks
Treasurer: Colin
Day Walk Secretaries: Graeme and Alison
Away Trip Secretary: Ed
Social Secretaries: Jack and Katie

2008-09

President: Stuart Jinks
Secretary and Webmaster: ?
Treasurer: ?
Day Walk Secretaries: ?
Away Trip Secretary: ?
Social Secretaries: ?

2007-08

President: Stuart Jinks
Secretary and Webmaster: Emery
Treasurer: 'Cookie'
Day Walk Secretaries: Allie and Harri
Away Trip Secretary: Alex
Social Secretaries: Emma and Emily

2006-07

President: Abdy Newing
Secretary and Webofficers: Alex and Will
Treasurer: Alifax
Day Walk Secretaries: Harri and Nick
Away Trip Secretary: Bourbon
Social Secretaries: Rachel and Rachael

2005-06

President: Alex Mortley
VP: James Knowles
Secretary: Katie Benson
Treasurer: Abdy Newing
Away Trip Secretary: Stuart Jinks
Social Secretaries: Harri Slater and Jess Jarvis
Equipment Officer: Matt Crawford

2004-05

President: Wouter Engels
VP: Matt Crawford
Secretary: Eleanor Vickers
Treasurer: Andrew Newing
Away Trip Secretary: Alex Mortley
Social Secretary: Stuart Jinks
Equipment Officer: Alex Mortley

2003-04

President: John Clark
VP: Matt Davis
Secretary: Caroline
Treasurer: Wouter Engels
Away Trip Secretary: Jonathan Cheesewright
Social Secretary: Andrew Crick
Equipment Officer: Andrew Crick

2002-03

President: Susan Whitton
Secretary: Claire Hill
Treasurer: John Clark
Away Trip Secretary: Alistair Spencer
Social Secretaries: Mark Jones and Laura Williams
Equipment Officer: Catherine Fowler

2001-02

Presidents: Paul Konig and Ben Sutton
VP and Day Walks: John Clark
Secretary: Susan Whitton
Treasurer: Helen Treasure
Away Trip Secretary: James Merrington
Social Secretary: Laura Williams
Equipment Officer: Jane Cadman

2000-01

President: Paul Konig
VP and Day Walks: Ben Sutton
Secretary: Kujan
Treasurer: Hannah Dumper
Away Trip Secretary: Vicky Taylor
Social Secretary: Sarah Goodwin
Equipment Officer: Ian Henderson

1999-00

Presidents: Robin Marlowe and Alistair Spencer
VPs: Alistair Spencer and Paul Konig
Secretary: Louise Kelly
Treasurer: Andy Bingham
Away Trip Secretary: Emma Northrop
Social Secretary: Liam Ascough
Equipment Officer: Richard Payne

1998-99

President: Richard Henchman
Secretary: Richard Payne
Treasurers: Emma Scofield replaced by Andy Bingham
Transport Officer: Adam Healey
Social Secretary: Cecile Libot
Equipment Officer: Alistair Spencer

1997-98

President: James Merrington
Secretary: Cecile Libot
Treasurer: Richard Henchman
Transport Officer: Adam Healey
Social Secretary: Heather Thompson
Equipment Officer: James Osborne

1996-97

President: Mark Savage
Secretary: Catherine Raitt
Treasurer: Adam Healey
Club Equipment: Jon Blogh
Social Secretary: James Merrington
Members Equipment: Alison Timmins

1995-96

President: James Osborne
Secretary: Mark Savage
Treasurer: Graham Jordan
Club Equipment: Graham Jordan
Social Secretary: Sam Sargent
Members Equipment: Ellie Ansell
Walks Officer: Robin Marlowe

1994-95

President: Graham Jordan
Secretary: Anna Brabants
Treasurer: Emma Devonshire
Club Equipment Officer: Chris Rudkin
Social Secretary: Phil Pattullo
Members Equipment: James Osborne
Catering Officer: Liz Llewelyn

1993-94

President: Darryl Robinson
Secretary: James Tansley
Treasurer: Carla Stobie
Club Equipment: David Williamson
Social Secretary: Lesley Read
Members Equipment: Ian Murphy
Catering Officer: Dave McCabe

1992-93

President: Kathy Stanley
Secretary: Ian Murphy
Treasurer: Hannah Firman
Club Equipment: David Williamson
Social Secretary: Martin Rolfe
Members Equipment: Fiona McGalliard
Catering Officer: Joanna Mason

1991-92

President: ?
Secretary: ?
Treasurer: ?
Club Equipment: ?
Social Secretary: ?
Members Equipment: ?
Catering Officer: ?

1990-91

President: Andy Moncrieff
VP/ Social Secretary: Dave Turner
Treasurer: Brian Wilson
Club Equipment: Sara Mason
Secretary: Nigel Jenkins
Members Equipment: Richard Leyland
Catering Officer: Dean Evans

1989-90

President: James Whitby
VP/ Social Secretary: Jean Pearson elected but left for a year in industry
Acting VP/ Social Secretary: Richard Parry
Treasurer: Andy Thomson
Club Equipment Officer: Zoe Freeman
Secretary: Andy Moncrieff
Members Equipment Officer: Sara Mason
Catering Officer: Mandy Goldfoot

1988-89

President: ?
VP/ Social Secretary: ?
Treasurer: ?
Club Equipment: ?
Secretary: ?
Members Equipment: ?
Catering Officer: ?

1987-88

President: Jon Deeks
VP/ Social Secretary: Mairi McNair
Treasurer: Lyndon Harvey
Secretary: Tammy Reay
Equipment Officer: Nick Wright

1986-87

President: Dave Holmes
Treasurer: Mike Morecroft
Other key members: Lyndon Harvey, Jon Deeks, Martin Lewis, Ali and Mike Langram