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Student Sport

Gee Burnett

Sports President - Student Expert

Gee graduated from Exeter in 2023 with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. Whilst working with the AU and all 52 clubs this year, Gee will be looking to improve facilities for clubs as well as promoting inter-club relations with a focus on getting as many students as possible to play sports whether it be competitive or leisurely. Gee is looking at getting stuck in and involved in this year's “This Girl Can” campaign and making this February the biggest it has been.  

Throughout her time at Exeter Gee has taken part in rugby, squash and benchball as well as self-defence classes. Outside of university Gee has participated in track cycling, powerlifting and bouldering as well as recently taking part in the Exeter 10k race. She is looking forward to the year ahead and getting as many people involved in sports as possible. 

For more information about Gee and her aims as Sports President this year, please head to her webpage.


Charlotte Raymont

Student Sport Manager

Charlotte graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2002, with an Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences. After graduating, she worked within the leisure industry as a swimming teacher, lifeguard and gym instructor. Charlotte then went on to work for the sports development department at the University of Plymouth, until she joined the University of Exeter as Athletic Union Manager in 2005.

Phone: 01392 726359

Stephen Brown

Sports Development Manager - Club Expert

Steve graduated from the University of Bath in 2016 with a First-class Hons in Sport and Social Sciences. If you need any support in the development and growth of activities and programmes within our University of Exeter sport programme, then Steve is your man. Steve also mentors a selection of the University's Sports scholars and Bursars and offers support to enhance their student athlete holistic performance.

Steve has a passion for inclusivity in sport and has worked closely with the F.A. on his dissertation ‘British Football: a qualitative study into the under-representation of British Asians in the ‘beautiful game’ and more recently became a Stonewall Trans Ally.

Outside of work, Steve enjoys Cycling, Running and Golf as well as supporting Newcastle United.

Email: or for general enquires

Lauren Rowe

Sports Participation Officer - Participation Expert

Lauren joined The University of Exeter in September 2018 and is primarily responsible for the development of our social sport programme of events. Lauren works to develop an activity and movement timetable of bespoke events to engage with students outside of conventional sporting activity and those already utilising the gym. Lauren has worked within the Leisure Industry for over 13 years, previously as a Personal Trainer and Leisure Supervisor, spending a year in Australia working in Fitness First on Bondi Beach. Lauren has most recently spent almost 5 years with Active Devon, tackling inactivity across Devon and working alongside National Campaigns such as This Girl Can.



Varsha Mistry

Social Sports Coordinator

Varsha Graduated from the University of Manchester in 2022 with an honour’s degree in Social Sciences. Since Graduating she has qualified as a PE teacher after completing her PGCE at the University of Exeter in 2023.

Throughout her time in Exeter, she enjoyed being a member of the women’s football club, attending dance sessions and fitness classes. Outside of University, she enjoys travelling, cycling, participating in football, as well as supporting Arsenal.

As a Social Sports Coordinator, she will be responsible for getting students to participate in sports whether it is competitive or for fun. Having previously organised bocce tournaments for disabled children, sports days, and athletic events for high performing athletes, this year she wants to continue her passion for helping clubs to develop.

She aims to get as many students involved in pitch up and play sessions whether it is an evening social run, learning how to coach disability football or even just trying out a new sport. While also offering an opportunity for students to partake in any of our social sports leagues. There is something for everyone!



Vicky Carnell

BUCS Co-ordinator (Athletic Union) - BUCS Expert

After working in Mental Health and supporting Young adults with learning difficulties, Vicky has moved across to the University of Exeter to follow her passion for the sport.

Vicky has a keen following of all sports, making her role at Exeter perfect. Her role involves overseeing all the BUCS teams for BUCS Wednesday, making sure all the logistics are completed which includes transport, fixtures, officials, and hotel stays. Safe to say she doesn't stop!

Vicky is also a keen Netball player and coach. Having played at Regional level 1, Vicky now enjoys coaching teams from Juniors to seniors. She is currently the secretary for our local league as well Exeter Netball Club. As well as this, Vicky also team manages an NPL franchise for U21. When she is not coaching or facilitating, Vicky really enjoys cooking and travelling.


Phillip Carter

Administrations Assistant (Athletics Union)

Phillip joined the University in 2017 working for the finance systems team initially for 6 months until the Technology 1 system was brought in place. As he showed willingness and passion, Phillip was trained on the T1 system to work on the finance helpdesk, training staff, students and academics. After being in the role for 3 years, he then moved on to the apprenticeship team and the Student Immigration services team. Since September 2022, Phillip has been a part of the AU team, assisting clubs and staff with all things finance. 

Phillip has always had a keen interest in finance since completing his AAT (accountancy course) in 2014 and follows many different sports in his spare time.


Anna Janota

BUCS Expert Sports Welfare Consultant

Supporting the wellbeing of the students at Exeter is key and in sport that extends beyond just physical wellbeing. Anna works part time within the Student Sport Team supporting the development of workshops and resources; working with the club committee’s welfare officers and providing welfare support for students involved in any kind of physical activity.  She also delivers some fitness classes in the Russell Seal Fitness Centre.

For students who feel they would benefit from welfare support, they can speak to a member of staff or their Welfare Officer who will signpost them or refer them to Anna for additional support.

Wellbeing Drop In:

Phone: 01392 724381

Sam Wilson

Boatperson (Athletic Union) - Rowing Expert