Meet the Team

Here is a brief introduction to the awesome team behind Save the Student! (read the story). As well as those of us on this page, we cannot forget the student contributors who have published a good number of the articles on the website in the name of helping other students. Thanks guys!

The Save the Student team

Owen Burek

The Head Honcho

OwenOwen set up as a 1st year student back in 2007. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Manchester (Geography) with a First class degree and is now dedicated to projects just like this one!

In his spare time Owen enjoys backpacking, writing, photography, webdesign, sailing, football, cycling and hand massages.

Guilty Pleasure? Buying things that he doesn’t need just because they are on special offer!

E-mail: owen [at]

Twitter: @savethestudent

Jake Butler

The Student Finance Guru

JakeJake became a part of the team in November 2010. He is also a recent graduate from the University of Manchester (Geography) and is good friends with Owen.

He is a keen sports fan and a follower of Manchester United. He also enjoys walking, socialising and kisses in the summer.

Guilty Pleasure? Being a southern Man Utd fan.

E-mail: jake [at]

Twitter: @jaketlbutler

Amy Johnson

The Deal Hunter

Amy JohnsonAmy joined the team in June 2014 and is currently studying a degree in Interior Design via distance learning through Staffordshire University. She has worked as a Trainee Architectural Technician & Interior Designer since June 2013 and loves her job!

She enjoys photography, reading, visiting new places and playing around with various types of CAD software.

She’s an experienced deal hunter who hates paying full price for anything.

Guilty Pleasure? Blasting Stevie Wonder’s finest tunes whilst dancing like nobody is watching (she hopes)

Rowley Cubitt

That Marketing Guy

RowleyRowley was brought in for his ninja style communication skills and general creative flare, he is a business & marketing graduate from UWE. He has gathered experience from a media agency & a theatre, through to a environmental consultancy.

He loves snowboarding, socialising, photography and drawing, sometimes all at once but his main passion is music (in particular his ukulele).

Guilty Pleasure? An addiction to iPlayer and making bad videos.

Jem Collins

Editor Extraordinaire

JemCollinsJem joined the Save the Student team in the summer of 2013 and has just graduated from her Journalism degree at the University of Kent.

She is currently the South East Officer at the Student Publication Association, a writer at and a journalist at KMTV.

If she’s not sat in her room writing about really important things, she’s probably at the nearest bar drinking gin.

Guilty Pleasure? She really can’t stress enough how great gin is, so much so she’s got a whole cabinet of the stuff in her bedroom. But not to drink of course, just to look pretty.

Twitter: @jem_collins

Danielle Middleton

Part-time Editor

Danni Dani studied Linguistics at University of Manchester and joined Save The Student in March 2011. She has been writing and editing for The Mancunion (Manchester student newspaper) as a section Editor since September 2010, and enjoys writing for as many fields and genres as she can.

She’s a huge literature geek and can tell you the year that most albums were released in the last half a century for absolutely no reason.

Guilty Pleasure? Her addiction to all things Starbucks, especially the Mochas! She also loves the music from Dirty Dancing and Spice Girls (but who secretly doesn’t?).

We would also like to give a shout out to the team of writers that contribute to the site on a daily basis! Without them there would be nothing interesting to read.