SABBATICAL OFFICERS 

Eleanor West 

Activities Officer

(she/they)

Dylan Wilson 

Education Officer   

(he/him)

Yasmeen Thantrey 

Campaigns Officer

(she/her) 

Pinky Latt 

Welfare Officer 

(she/her)

 

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Yemi Gbajobi

Chief Executive

(she/her)

 

Christina Kennedy

Deputy Chief Executive

(she/her)

Fiona Slaven

Director of Finance

(she/her)

 

POLICY AND ADVICE 

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, we’ can refer students to another service if we can’t help. The Advice Service is independent, confidential and free. 

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. 

 

Colum Mackey 

Advice and

Policy Manager

(He/Him)

Helen Clarke 

Student Adviser

(She/her)

Evelyne Little 

Student Adviser

(she/her)

Monica Dokpesi 

Student Adviser

(she/her)

Calum Sherwood

Senior Policy Officer

(He/him)

 

COMMUNITY 

The Community Team is the largest team at Arts SU, managed by two Community Managers. The team comprises of Events and Exhibitions Coordinators that work with students across all UAL colleges, Academic Representation Coordinators overseeing Academic Representation (Course Reps), Elections and supporting our Part-Time Officers, Campaigns Coordinators who coordinate campaigns and support Sabbatical Officers Projects as well as Commercial Outlet Managers, who manage our SU Cafés and Bar. 

Annesah Al Harbi

Community Manager

(she/her)

Valerie Satchwell

Outlet Manager

(she/her)

Eleanor Gilligan

Outlet Manager

(she/her)

Lidiya Ivanova 

Outlet Manager

(she/her)

 

Lulu Richards Cottell

Events and Exhibitions Coordinator

(she/they)

Zina Monteiro

Events and Exhibitions Coordinator

(she/they)

 

Chiron Hooson

Community Manager

(he/him)

Aliyah Rawat

Campaigns Coordinator

Clara Kane-White

Academic Representation Coordinator

Julian Porch

Academic Representation Coordinator

Toby Taylor

Academic Representation Coordinator

(he/him)

Lewis Toumazou 

Campaigns Coordinator

 

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)

 

ARTS ACTIVITIES  

The Activities 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 Activities 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 if they have a great idea for a new activity, we can help them to create it. 

Vinesh Kurup 

Activities Development Manager (Interim)

(he/him)

Alisha Shah 

Societies Development Coordinator  

Mara Caldarini

Arts Active 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 externals clients who too 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)

Beau Brannick 

Communications and Marketing Coordinator 

(they/she) 

Giulia Vecchiato 

Office Coordinator

(she/her)

 

FINANCE  

A small friendly team who is here to help answer any questions you may have! We are responsible for ensuring all the income we receive at Arts SU is properly accounted for and to also make sure we make payments to the right people. 

If you need to receive payment from Arts SU or incur any costs on behalf of Arts SU, please liaise with your line manager who will provide you with the documents needed, be it for HR or a PRP (Payment Request Form). We aim to pay these to you within 2 weeks, just make sure you include your bank details! 

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

 

Fiona Slaven

Director of Finance

(she/her)

Mona Qaaje

Assistant Accountant

 (she/her)

 

HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) 

Our HR team is focusing on everything related to our staff members, starting from recruitment, onboarding, training and development ending with payroll and pension administration. We are constantly seeking ways to improve our team’s engagement and wellbeing.  

 

Regina Zyrek

HR Manager

(she/her)