Meet your committee for 2021-2022

Captain - James Eslick

James

What are you studying?
Biology (3rd Year)
 
Why did you join EUCC?
I've been paddling for a while and wanted to make the most of the amazing rivers around Exeter and the club was perfect to do that.
 
What was your kayaking experience prior to uni?
I've been paddling since I was quite young.
 
What is your Favourite Experience/Memory from the club?
The first time running the upper Dart in my first year.

How would you describe your role?

My role involves supporting the rest of committee in delivering an amazing club experience!

 

What are your aims in the club this year?

To get as many people as possible into paddling and enjoying the club

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What are you studying?
Biochemistry (3rd Year)
 
Why did you join EUCC?
I decided to do one of the EUCC taster sessions on a complete whim in Fresher's week. I hadn't looked at the club before fresher's but I just thought why not give it a go. Best decision I've made since being at uni. At the taster session I could tell it was a fun, outdoorsy but also super friendly and inclusive club. I had made my mind up that I was going to join even before the meet the members social.
 
What was your Kayaking Experience Prior to Uni?
None, other than rentals on holiday!
 
What is your Favourite Experience/Memory from the Club?
Polzeath in my first year! Made so many friends that I am still close with and was such a fun weekend!

How would you describe your role?

As Vice-captain my principle role is to be right hand woman to our captain, James. This means doing a lot of the admin and club-running jobs together and also stepping into those big Captain size shoes when James is unavailable. As well as this, I like to think of Vice-Captain as an everything role. Meaning my job is to support other committee members in their roles and help every member of canoe club in every way I can! Whether that be with a welfare issue or simply trouble receiving the emails.

 

What are your aims in the club this year?

Get out on the water and have a great time in the outdoors!

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Vice Captain-Fran Southern

Fran

What are you studying?
Biochemistry
 
Why did you join EUCC?
I decided to do one of the EUCC taster sessions on a complete whim in Fresher's week. I hadn't looked at the club before fresher's but I just thought why not give it a go. Best decision I've made since being at uni. At the taster session I could tell it was a fun, outdoorsy but also super friendly and inclusive club. I had made my mind up that I was going to join even before the meet the members social.
 
What is your fav memory at EUCC? 
Wearing Pyjamas to a social (that was definitely not pyjama themed), saying I'm not going to end up in the club in my pyjamas. Alas finding myself in unit one in my pyjamas eating the custard creams Ems snuck in.
 
Describe your EUCC experience so far in 3 words
Adventure, Family, Fun

Hi! I'm this years Gen Sec! I basically do all the admin and the behind the scenes stuff! Like editing the website text, liaising with sponsors and the AU, organising committee meetings and taking minutes. One of the things I really love about this role is being able to help out the other people on committee as well, so I get a little taste of everything, whether that be trips or stash. I am basically Ed's right hand man and help him out whenever he needs me.

 

Come to me for help with...

If you have any general questions about the club, I'm always happy to help! Things I will definitely be able to help with is if you're not getting your emails, or you're having trouble filling out forms. But ask me anything, and I will do what I can to help.

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Treasurer - Barney Sheldon

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What are you studying?
Economics and Finance (2nd Year)
 
Why did you join EUCC?
I always wanted to give the sport a try but never had the chance to do so where I lived
 
What was your Kayaking Experience Prior to Uni?
Thought kayaking and canoeing was the same thing
 
What is your Favourite Experience/Memory from the Club?
*Cant speak about socials because we weren’t meant to have any*

How would you describe your role?

I handle payments both made to and from the club, basically most things Money related

 

What are your aims in the club this year?

To be open with the clubs finances, encourage new ideas for club investments and to make sure payments are made as soon as possible

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What are you studying?
Astrophysics (2nd Year)
 
Why did you join EUCC?
Had been kayaking on flat and white water for around 10 years.
 
What was your kayaking experience prior to uni?
A lot of time spent on flat water and a few years at lee valley
 
What is your favourite experience/memory from the club?
Running the Upper Dart

How would you describe your role?

Planning and organising trips

 

What are your aims in the club this year?

Do as much white water as possible

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Trip Secretary - Bryce Dixon

Bryce

What are you studying?
Maths
 
Why did you join EUCC?
I knew that I wanted to be in a club that makes the most of the lovely countryside surrounding Exeter. Places like Dartmoor, Exmoor and all the beaches in Devon are absolutely stunning and I think its a shame people come to Exeter and don't make the most of them. Then out of all the outdoorsy societies that I tried, I think canoeing just seemed the friendliest and most welcoming.
 
What is your fav EUCC memory so far?
Theres so many to choose from but our annual Alps trip has got to be way up there. We travel for 2 weeks across Slovenia, Italy and France. Beautiful scenery, great weather, fun socials and most importantly amazing whitewater kayaking. Its a really cheap 2 week holiday and probably one of the best holidays I've ever been on.
 
Describe your EUCC experience so far in 3 words
Adventure, Community, Alps

One of the best bits of EUCC is that every weekend, we run a kayaking trip; sometimes to local whitewater rivers, sometimes to local beaches and sometimes we even go further afield to Wales, the Lake district and even to the Alps in the summer. My job is to make sure these trips happen in a way that is safe and fun for everyone on them and make sure everyone gets an equal chance to go.

Come to me for help with...

What to expect for your first trip. What kit to bring on a trip. Anything kayaking related. Any really difficult maths that you're desperate to get the wrong answer to. Anything at all in life.

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Competition Secretary - Gemma McKernan

Gemma

What are you studying?
Law (2nd Year)
 
Why did you join EUCC?
I’ve always enjoyed water sports and the club seemed super friendly and able to do plenty during covid
 
What was your kayaking experience prior to uni?
Not much just a little bit of sea kayaking
 
What is your favourite experience/memory from the club?
Getting lost on the polo trip to Bristol

How would you describe your role?

I manage the competitive side of the club

 

What are your aims in the club this year?

Keep polo super open and sociable and get everyone involved in as many or as little competitions as they’d like

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What are you studying?
Accounting and Finance (2nd Year)
 
Why did you join EUCC?
Been kayaking for a few years prior to joining
 
What was your kayaking experience prior to uni?
A few years with a local club - mostly river running
 
What is your Favourite Experience/Memory from the Club?
Bristol polo trip -had never played polo before uni so a fun new thing to try
 
 

How would you describe your role?

Helping everyone develop skills on the water

 

What are your aims in the club this year?

Make sure everyone feels confident on the water

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Training Secretary - Chloe Russell

Chloe

What are you studying?
Biological sciences
 
What is your fav memory at EUCC? 
My favourite memory is learning to kick flip on a surf kayak trip.
 
Why did you join EUCC?
The club seemed fun and I’ve always loved paddling so it was perfect for me.
 
What was your kayaking experience prior to uni?
I’ve been paddling since I was 7 and since then have mainly focused on river running in big creekers. I’d never really done any play boating or polo before uni so that was new for me as well!
 
 

My role this year is to run pool sessions and implement training on both whitewater trips and flat water sessions. As well as to improve paddling skills whether you're a complete beginner or a more advanced paddler.

Come to me for help with...

Anything paddling related I’m happy to help with any skills you want to work on. In addition to that I understand that paddling can be occasionally daunting so feel free to ask me if you are unsure and I’ll try to make you as confident as possible!

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Publicity Secretary - Lauren Tweed

Lauren

What are you studying?

History (2nd Year)

 

Why did you join EUCC?

I wanted to join a sport that would allow me to get outdoors, especially during covid, and kayaking was something I'd never really tried before

 

What was your kayaking experience prior to uni?

A bit of flat water paddling

 

What is your favourite experience/memory from the club?

Playing polo at the quay

How would you describe your role?

I manage the clubs social media as well as the website. I also design and order the clubs stash.

 

What are your aims in the club this year?

Keep everyone involved in what the club has and will be doing as well as raising the profile of the club both in the university as well as in the wider community

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What are you studying?
International Relations (2nd Year)
 
Why did you join EUCC?
To get off campus, have fun trips and meet people in the outdoors
 
What was your kayaking experience prior to uni?
Capsized a canoe with my dad in it on holiday and when I was 12 and didn’t try again…
 
What is your favourite experience/memory from the club?
The evening of our Beach BBQ day, relaxing with everyone whilst having a drink watching the sun set on the beach

How would you describe your role?

I am here to make sure everyone feels welcome and involved in the club. I run our weekly socials and organise events for everyone to enjoy. I’m around for anyone to talk to, I aim keep the nights late and the friendships strong

 

What are your aims in the club this year?

Coming out of lockdown I want to enhance our long standing club spirit, getting more people involved and everyone enjoying socials. Above all I want to see everyone having fun and making memories!

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Social Secretary - Lily Bradshaw

Lily

What are you studying?
English Literature
 
If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
The Lebanon - for the amazing food!
 
What is your fav memory at EUCC?
The South Wales Trip - an amazing club club and my first time at the Cardiff White Water Centre.
 
What is your most embarrassing EUCC related moment? 
Wearing my sexy snow-white costume at the disney social (it was my birthday!)

Organising the clubs social events and to ensure the happiness and welbeing of all the members.

 

Come to me for help with...

Literally anything! I'm always happy to help, or will point you in the right direction.

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Welfare Secretary - Jess Sharples

Jess

What are you studying?
Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (2nd Year)
 
Why did you join EUCC?
To meet people and hopefully go on some cool trips
 
What was your kayaking experience prior to uni?
Very little, mostly on lakes and slow rivers
 
What is your favourite experience/memory from the club?
Meeting everyone for the first time on the beach and getting wiped out in a game of touch rugby

How would you describe your role?

I’m the person you can come to for advice on anything! You can message me on Facebook, or on the Welfare Instagram account. If you have a problem, no matter what it’s about, I can signpost you to whoever can help the most or just listen (although there’s definitely others that will be able to help with ‘how to’ kayak questions better than I can!)

 

What are your aims in the club this year?

I’d love to get everyone included more this year since we’re hopefully back to normal, and form a strong, healthy support system for everyone.

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What are you studying?
Maths (4th Year)
 
Why did you join EUCC?
I wanted to get outside and explore the countryside around Exeter (Dartmoor and beaches)
 
What was your kayaking experience prior to uni?
Not a lot, a little bit of paddling on lakes etc. but nothing serious really
 
What is your favourite experience/memory from the club?
Our alps trip to France, Italy and Slovenia. 2 weeks of kayaking, drinking and holiday in the sun

How would you describe your role?

I make sure all our kit and club bus is all in good condition and we can use it

 

What are your aims in the club this year?

Keep all our kit nice and working. Develop our more experienced paddlers to improving their white water ability.

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Kit Secretary - Chris Clark

Chris

What are you studying?
Sports and health sciences
 
What is your fav EUCC memory so far?
Seeing Ashling achieve her first roll
 
What is your most embarrassing EUCC related moment?
Managing a self bin in the first minute in my first polo match.
 
Describe your EUCC experience so far in 3 words
Crazy, busy, life changing

My role mainly includes making sure that all the kit is in good nic and we can facilitate everyone's needs. Since this year this also includes making sure our bus is running properly.

 

Come to me for help with...

Come to me if you have any issues with any equipment for example you don't fit in a boat or you see that any of the kit is broken.

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