Sam Baker

Sam Baker

Current position: Former editor in chief for Red Magazine, Co-Founder and editor of ‘The Pool’

Course: BSoc Sc Political Science, 1987


This mentor can help students interested in journalism.


Sam Baker grew up in Hampshire and after a degree in politics at Birmingham University became a journalist, going on to edit some of the UK’s biggest magazines.

For six years she was Editor in Chief of Red magazine, where she set up the Red Hot Women Awards recognising achievement across politics, science, tech, the arts, media and charity, as well as championing support for Refuge, the charity for victims of domestic abuse.

In 2015 she co-founded and launched The Pool with Lauren Laverne, the online platform that makes inspiring and original content for busy women.