Throughout the year we want to highlight the diversity in leadership that exists within Arts Students' Union. 

We will be holding a variety of panels looking at the pathways to leadership and challenges faced by different student communities and liberation groups. 

What do we hope to achieve? 

We are aiming to create open dialogues around the financial, social and racial barriers that students from different backgrounds face in their education at UAL and student experience with Arts SU. We hope these panels will:

1.  Empower the student voice in communities from specific liberation backgrounds by highlighting experiences and challenges leaders at the UAL community have faced along with the practices/tools they have used to overcome/address structural barriers faced. 

2. Showcase the pathways into leadership and motivate more students from diverse backgrounds to feel confident in seeking leadership opportunities and tacking challenges faced at UAL.

Our Panels 

1. Diversity In Leadership: Black, Asian, Minority & Ethnic Student Leaders (18th November, 2020) 


Review the recording of the panel: Watch Here

Thank you to our panelists at this panel: 

  • Amber Goneni, Former Sabbatical Officer (Campaigns)
  • Angela Essien,  Film Files Society Founder & Former President 
  • Deepra Gagneja, Course Rep and Society VP & Treasurer
  • Mahli Piti, Former Equestrian Club Committee Member
  • Samia Addad, Former Dance Club President

Some of the discussions at this panel we're centered around: 

  • What does Leadership mean?
  • How do you get into leadership roles at UAL?
  • What has been the experience of leadership at UAL as a BAME student?
  • What barriers have been faced by BAME student leaders at UAL in their roles? 

Our next Diversity in Leadership Panel? 

If you would like to hold or get involved in a future panel highlighting leadership for a specific student community, liberation identify or underepresented student group, please do get in contact with