5 Student Officers posing in a group.

Our Team

Our staff team works to support and advocate for your academic interests and welfare, while also organising events and activities to enhance your experience.

Sabbatical Officers

The Sabbatical Officers have been elected to represent Arts Student Union members (UAL students). They offer representation and support across four main categories: activities, campaigns, education, and welfare. In the 2022 Leadership Elections, these roles changed to four College Officers (CCW, CSM, LCC, and LCF), the Student Communities Officer, and the Union Affairs Officer.

Lexa Barbulescu

(she/her)

CCW Officer

Minna Ellis

(she/her)

CSM Officer

Sophia Nasif-Whitestone

(she/her)

LCC Officer

Katwamba Mutale

(he/him)

LCF Officer

Alyshia Jack

(she/her)

Student Communities Officer

Daniela Commey

(she/her)

Union Affairs Officer


Senior Leadership Team

 

Yemi Gbajobi

(she/her)

Chief Executive

Natasha Etti

(she/her)

Deputy Chief Executive – Operations and Services

Martin Dodd

(he/him)

Deputy Chief Executive – Membership


Central Services

The team manages the Front of House provision, central SU physical and digital spaces, the SU's merchandise offer and provides all-round secretarial and administrative support for the CEO and Senior Leadership Team.

We are responsible for running an effective, professional and welcoming SU Front Desk, interacting directly with students, UAL and SU staff and external organisations; handling enquiries (online and offline) and providing coordination support to the wider organisation.

Daniela Fierro Touche

(she/her)

Central Services Manager

Uresha Gohil

(she/her)

Front of House Coordinator


Advice Team

Our Advice Team advise students on a range of issues which might affect them whilst studying at UAL. We advise on all academic process and provide housing advice, and we can refer students to another service if we can’t help. The Advice Service is independent, confidential and free.

Chloe Wilkinson-Silk

(she/her)

Advice Service Manager

Hayley Bromell

(she/her)

Student Adviser

Charlee Jobson

(she/her)

Student Adviser

Shriya Ruparelia

(she/her)

Student Adviser


Policy Team

Our Policy Team help our elected officers achieve the aims they set out in their manifestos. We do this by preparing research reports and position papers on issues which impact on students. We use this to make evidence-based arguments to UAL, lobbying for change on behalf of our members.

Calum Sherwood

(he/him)

Senior Policy and Research Officer


Representation and Democracy Team

Our team empowers the student voice through Academic Representation, Democracy and Campaigns. We work with our Sabbatical Officers on delivering SU-wide campaign priorities that address the challenges facing UAL students. We manage a 1000 strong course rep system across the colleges and ensure every student at UAL can run/vote in our democratic decisions (i.e student elections). Further to this we ensure students are effectively represented at all levels in UAL (by working in partnership with academic staff) providing the necessary tools to shape their student experience and the world around them.

Hannah Lockey

 

Education Quality Manager

Nathalie Grigorenko

 

Democracy and Influencing Manager

Shane Simpkin

(they/them)

Campaigns and Student Voice Coordinator

Rachel Wornell

(she/her)

Educational Quality Coordinator

Emily Sellon

(she/her)

Educational Quality Coordinator

VACANT

 

Educational Quality Coordinator

Lee Anderson

(he/him)

Educational Quality Coordinator


Commercial Team

 

Joseph Burrows

(he/him)

Bar Manager

James Shepherd

(he/him)

Deputy Bar Manager


Arts Programme

The Arts Programme team within the Students’ Union works to deliver a development programme for UAL students to enhance their knowledge and experience within their professional creative practice. We want to give students the tools for a sustainable career. We are here to provide opportunities to showcase students and their work, allow them to access new experiences, and help them develop professionally during their time studying at UAL.

Katie Hughes

(she/her)

Arts Programme Manager

Sophie Risner

(she/her)

Arts Programmer (on maternity leave until 2024)

Lotte Dawson

(she/her)

Arts Programmer

Aisling Ward

(she/her)

Exhibitions Coordinator 

Bea TaylorSearle

(she/her)

Arts Programmer (maternity cover)


Communities Development Team

The Community team supports and facilitates student-led activities and events through our Societies, Sports and Arts Active programme. We aim to provide opportunities for all UAL students to try different activities, meet new people and, above all to help to create the best student experience possible. We encourage all students and student groups to be diverse and inclusive and supportive of each other.

The Community team is continually developing and improving our skills and training offer for student leaders. We want to ensure that our offer stays relevant and if students can’t find what they want in our current programmes, or have a great idea for a new activity, we can help them to create it.

Vinesh Kurup

(he/him)

Communities Development Manager

Nivetha Tilakkumar

(she/her)

Societies Development Coordinator

Cecilie Christensen

(she/her)

Sports Development Coordinator

Lauren Whitfield

(she/her)

Events and Involvement Coordinator

Zoë Campbell

(she/her)

Wellbeing and Liberation Coordinator


Communications and Marketing Team

The Communications & Marketing Team provides a support service to all Arts SU teams. They oversee projects across the union including creating brochures for commercial services, digital assets for events, and physical signage for office spaces.

The team also creates all content on the Arts SU social media channels as well as the website. As the SU works closely with UAL, the Communications & Marketing team work together with UAL to ensure that a clear message of the SU reaches students. Lastly, the team engages with external clients who also want their message to reach UAL students and this is done through marketing our spaces, both digital and physical.

Nyasha Takawira

(she/her)

Communications and Marketing Manager

Marina Marbella

(she/her)

Graphic Designer

Orion Hall-Turner

(she/they)

Communications and Marketing Coordinator


Finance Team

Our Finance Team provides financial support to all Arts SU teams and works closely with UAL regarding it’s funding of the Union. As a charity we are responsible for ensuring all the income we receive at Arts SU is properly accounted for and ensure invoices and payments are processed to all individuals, businesses and organisations who undertake work for us!

If you have any questions regarding finance you can contact us on finance@su.arts.ac.uk.

Natasha Reissner

(she/her)

Finance Assistant

Latoya Laryea

(she/her)

Management Accountant

Neda Ebrahimpour-Azizi

(she/her)

Accountant Assistant


Learning and Development Team

 

Regina Zyrek

(she/her)

HR, Learning, and Development Manager

Holly Campbell

(she/her)

HR Coordinator

Haben Araya

(she/her)

HR Assistant