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Athletic Union

Ben Hart

Athletic Union President - Student Expert

Ben graduated from Exeter in 2020 with a BA English degree. Having been voted in as AU President Ben’s job is to be the voice of student sport and liaise with the AU staff, the Guild, and students across campus to ensure sport is accessible by everyone and maximise student satisfaction. As well as organising and running various events throughout the year (like sports varsities) and fulfilling his manifesto. 

Ben has tried his hand at most sports over the years, with mixed success. His sporting highlight came in a cameo appearance at Saracens’ Allianz Park at school level. He is also a keen runner, having completed three half marathons to date, and should have been running the 2020 New York Marathon. When not playing sport he is often watching and writing about sport, having started his own Sports blog in 2017, and even featured in the Guardian newspaper in October 2019.    


His manifesto encompasses three main themes; Welfare, Inclusivity and Diversity, and Transparency. For more information and updates please visit our AU blog



Phone: 01392 723573

Charlotte Raymont

Student Sport Manager

Charlotte graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2002, with an Honors 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 to work for the sports development department at the University of Plymouth for 3 years, until finally she joined the University of Exeter as AU Manager in 2005,

Phone: 01392 726359

Stephen Brown

Sports Development Manager - Club Expert

Steve graduated in 2016 with BA (Hons) in Sport and Social Sciences from the University of Bath. If you need any help regarding the development and growth of activities and opportunities or administrative support for your AU clubs, then Steve is your man. An avid footballer and sports fan, who enjoys the range of sports and activities that the Sports Park, Russell Seal Fitness Centre and St. Luke’s has to offer.

Email: or for general enquires
Phone: 01392 722478

Lauren Rowe

Sports Participation Officer - Participation and Intramural Expert

Lauren is responsible for the development of our social sport programme of events, to engage students of all standards. The main part of this being the administration of our comprehensive Intramural programme for students. This includes both weekly and one-off events throughout the year. Lauren has worked within the Leisure Industry 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. Lauren joined the University of Exeter in September 2018 as the Sports Participation Officer to help work towards the Universities goal of having 70% of their student population active.

Phone: 01392 722646

Bayley Smeath

Administration Assistant (Athletic Union) - Admin Expert


Bayley joined the Sports Office in 2016 as a Recreation Assistant after finishing his A Levels, seeking to gain experience within the Sports Industry. Having done that role for 2 Years, he moved into an Administrative Role in the Sports Bookings office in January 2018 to gain some experience in an office environment. Bayley then joined the AU in December 2018.

Bayley has always had a keen interest in sport. In particular football where he has represented the County and enjoys keeping fit in his spare time


Email: or general enquiries

Phone: 01392 725626