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


CCW Officer

Minna Ellis


CSM Officer

Sophia Nasif-Whitestone


LCC Officer

Katwamba Mutale


LCF Officer

Alyshia Jack


Student Communities Officer

Daniela Commey


Union Affairs Officer

Senior Leadership Team


Yemi Gbajobi


Chief Executive

Natasha Etti


Deputy Chief Executive – Operations and Services

Martin Dodd


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


Central Services Manager

Uresha Gohil


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


Advice Service Manager

Hayley Bromell


Student Adviser

Charlee Jobson


Student Adviser

Shriya Ruparelia


Student Adviser

Education Quality 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

Emily Sellon


Educational Quality Coordinator

Rachel Wornell


Educational Quality Coordinator

Lee Anderson


Educational Quality Coordinator

Natalie Nakkas


Educational Quality Coordinator

Democracy and Influencing Team

Nathalie Grigorenko


Democracy and Influencing Manager

Calum Sherwood


Senior Policy and Research Officer

Shane Simpkin


Campaigns and Student Voice Coordinator

Commercial Team

Joseph Burrows


Bar Manager

James Shepherd


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


Arts Programme Manager

Sophie Risner


Arts Programmer (on maternity leave until 2024)

Lotte Dawson


Arts Programmer

Aisling Ward


Exhibitions Coordinator 

Bea TaylorSearle


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


Communities Development Manager

Nivetha Tilakkumar


Societies Development Coordinator

Cecilie Christensen


Sports Development Coordinator

Lauren Whitfield


Events and Involvement Coordinator

Zoë Campbell


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.

Freddie Carty


Communications and Marketing Manager

Marina Marbella


Graphic Designer

Orion Hall-Turner


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


Finance Assistant

Latoya Laryea


Management Accountant

Neda Ebrahimpour-Azizi


Accountant Assistant

Learning and Development Team


Regina Zyrek


HR, Learning, and Development Manager

Holly Campbell


HR Coordinator

Haben Araya


HR Assistant