Our Team

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.

Armani Sutherland

Activities Officer

(she/her)

Syahadah Shahril

Campaigns Officer

(she/her)

Rachel Williams

Education Officer   

(she/her)

Georgia Spencer

Welfare Officer 

(she/her)

 

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

More details about this team are coming soon.

 

Yemi Gbajobi

Chief Executive

(she/her)

 

Christina Kennedy

Deputy Chief Executive

(she/her)

Vacant

Director of Finance

Martin Dodd

Head of Policy, Representation, & Advocacy

 

 

Daniela Fierro Touche

Executive Assistant

(she/her)

 

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. 

Helen Vieru 

Advice Service Manager

(she/her)

Vacant

Student Adviser

Evelyne Little 

Student Adviser

(she/her)

Monica Dokpesi 

Student Adviser

(she/her)

Fenella Sentance

Student Adviser

(she/her)

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

Senior Policy and Research Officer

(he/him)

 

REPRESENTATION & 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.

 

Chiron Hooson

Representation and Democracy Manager

(he/him)

 

Toby Taylor

Campaigns and Student Voice Coordinator

(he/him)

 

Vacant

Educational Quality Coordinator 

 

Vacant

Educational Quality Coordinator

 

Vacant

Educational Quality Coordinator

 

Vacant

Educational Quality Coordinator

COMMERCIAL

More details about this team are coming soon.

 

Vacant

Commercial Manager

 

Lidiya Ivanova

Commercial Supervisor

(she/her)

 

Valerie Satchwell

Commercial Supervisor

(she/her)

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

(she/her)

Sophie Risner

Arts Programmer 

(she/her)

Lotte Dawson

Arts Programmer

(she/her)

Lulu Richards Cottell

Student Exhibitions Coordinator

(she/they)

Avni Patel

Arts Programmer

 

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

(he/him)

Megan Cunningham

Societies Development Coordinator  

(she/her)

Charlotte Long

Sports Development Coordinator

(she/her)

Vacant

Events Coordinator

Vacant

Wellbeing and Liberation Coordinator

 

COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING 

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

Communications and Marketing Manager

(she/her)

 

Aylin Kilic

Graphic Designer

  (she/her)

Orion Hall-Turner 

Communications and Marketing Coordinator 

(she/they) 

Vacant

Digital Content and Web Coordinator

 

FINANCE  

Our 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

Vacant

Finance Assistant

Latoya Laryea

Management Accountant

(she/her)

 

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Details about this team are coming soon.

Justine Lopez

Learning and Development Manager

(she/her)

Holly Campbell

HR Coordinator

(she/her)