Meet your committee for 2020-2021

Captain - Ed Nuttall-Owen

Ed

What are you studying?
History
 
Why did you join EUCC?
I saw some whitewater video on YouTube and was hooked on the sport.
 
What was your kayaking experience prior to uni?
Minimal, just a bit of flat water.
 
Describe your EUCC experience so far in 3 words
Adventure, swims and shoes

Leading the club and ensuring that you have the best experience on and off the water possible.

 

Come to me for help with...

Anything and everything.

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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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General Secretary -Fran Southern

Cropped Frannie

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.

ku.gr1594361823o.ccu1594361823e@yra1594361823terce1594361823s1594361823 

 

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Treasurer - Conor Smith

Cropped Condor

What are you studying?
Business & Management
 
Why did you join EUCC?
I'm not tall enough for rowing
 
What is your most embarrassing EUCC moment so far?
Coming out of my boat and walking through the woods thinking I was lost and I would have to fend for myself.
 
Favorite memory at EUCC?
Scoring at Paddlington

The debt collector

 

Come to me for help with...

If the club owes you money, I will endeavor to pay you as soon as possible.

ku.gr1594361823o.ccu1594361823e@rer1594361823usaer1594361823t1594361823 

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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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Trip Secretary - Chris Clark

Cropped Chris

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 - Harry Nuttall-Owen

Harry

What are you studying?
BSc Geography
 
If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Its got to be Canada! The varied wilderness and wildlife are spectacular for a start let alone the freedom to explore possibly the greatest outdoor playground in the world all year round.
 
Why did you join EUCC?
From previous kayaking experience I knew that I wanted to continue the sport if I could and EUCC more than ticked the box. The chance to be kayaking white water every weekend as well as compete in canoe polo not only meant I could learn skills no other club provides, but I could explore the region from the coasts, to the rivers and to the pitches of the SW. No other club offered as much or allows you to explore outside of the city.
 
Describe your EUCC experience so far in 3 words
Awesome, Banter, Self-binning

Hi, my role is all about the competitive edge of the club, offering you the fantastic opportunity to represent Exeter University at events such as BUCS in disciplines such as Canoe Polo, Wild Water Racing and Slalom. My personal focus will be in the development of Canoe Polo through the training and fielding of teams to do well in order to improve on last year's performances. This is something I am passionate about through my experience competing in other team and individual sports. Join us, and Bleed Green!

 

Come to me for help with... 

Anything water based and competition specific ideas or problems.

ku.gr1594361823o.ccu1594361823e@sno1594361823itite1594361823pmoc1594361823 

 

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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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Training Secretary - James Eslick

Cropped Jeslick

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!

ku.gr1594361823o.ccu1594361823e@gni1594361823niart1594361823 

 

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Publicity Secretary - Emily Webb

Ems

What are you studying?

Psychology

 

Fav EUCC memory so far?

Finally managing a proper white water roll at Cardiff White Water centre on the South Wales trip and seeing the surprise on Anna's face to see me the right way up again.

 

Most embarrassing EUCC memory...

Getting too competitive in Esme's 'relaxing' yoga at SWUL finals and pulling a muscle. In my defense I did better than the guys... so that's a win right?

Hi, I am this years pub sec so I do all the website design, managing the social media, designing and ordering stash and taking trip photos and videos.

 

Come to me for help with...

Any good stash ideas, defensive swimming tips, how to bring down a human pyramid or if you want to know how to go down triple step upside down. 

ku.gr1594361823o.ccu1594361823e@yti1594361823cilbu1594361823p1594361823 

 

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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.

ku.gr1594361823o.ccu1594361823e@lai1594361823cos1594361823 

 

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Social and Welfare Secretary - Ben Coxon

Cropped Ben C

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.

ku.gr1594361823o.ccu1594361823e@lai1594361823cos1594361823 

 

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Social and Welfare Secretary - Ben Shaw

Ben S

What are you studying?
History
 
What is your fav memory at EUCC so far? 
Even though I didn’t know many of the people going in, the Polzeath trip was one of the best weekends of my life!
 
Describe your EUCC experience so far in 3 words
Best experience ever
 
In one sentence why should Fran try whitewater? 
I need someone else to swim so I’m not the only one the whole time!
 

I will be helping run all of the social events throughout the year. I’m definitely not the best kayaker in the club but I’ll always be up for a chat and a pint.

 

Come to me for help with...

Finding your way and meeting new people in the club. I’m always available to chat about any concerns you may have about the club and uni in general.  

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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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Kit Secretary - Anna Ismair

Anna

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.

ku.gr1594361823o.ccu1594361823e@tne1594361823mpiuq1594361823e1594361823 

 

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