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 Head Honcho
Owen set up SaveTheStudent.org 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] savethestudent.org
The Student Finance Guru
Jake 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] savethestudent.org
The Deal Hunter
Amy 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)
That Marketing Guy
Rowley 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 joined the Save the Student team in the summer of 2013 and is currently in her last year of a Journalism degree at the University of Kent.
She is currently the director and editor of the student newspaper at her campus, The Medwire, and works as a freelancer for a selection of websites.
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.
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.