Student Leaders

Your Student Leaders, commonly known in Student Union's as Sabbatical Officers, are elected in the spring each year by UAL students and are paid to work full-time for a whole academic year from July until June. 

Your Officers meet regularly with key decision makers at all levels within the university and are members of important committees where they can effect change for UAL students. 


Eleanor West

Activities Officer

Yasmeen Thantrey

Campaigns Officer

Dylan Wilson

Education Officer

Pinky Latt

Welfare Officer          

Click on the Officer profile to view what they have been working on in their role for you. 

What do your student leaders do?

Your student leaders are elected by you, accountable to you and exist to represent your needs/interests as a UAL student. As your full-time/paid representatives, the Full-Time Officers:

  1. Run campaign initatives to influence change across UAL (following the manifesto's they were elected on).
  2. Attend various UAL meetings on students behalf relaying your views (UAL Executive Level and College Level) . 
  3. Work with UAL staff on recruitment of senior positions, developing University strategies/processes, allocating budgets to student support/wellbeing/community and overarching decision making.
  4. Chair termly academic student & dean forums in every college at UAL. 
  5. Faciliate and co-lead student led iniatives with Arts SU staff. 
  6. Support and work with over 1,200 student representatives (course reps, society and sport committee members, part-time officers). 
  7. Undergo duties in their Trustee role of the Arts SU charity & business.

And many other ad-hoc tasks and projects. 

Officer Updates

In order for you to keep up to date with everything they are working on for you, the Full-Time Officers provide weekly video updates on the Arts SU Instagram page. 

UPDATE #5: 8th December 2020 - WATCH HERE 

UPDATE #4: 4th December 2020 - WATCH HERE

UPDATE #3: 24th November 2020 - WATCH HERE 

UPDATE #2: 16th November 2020 - WATCH HERE 

UPDATE #1: 9th November 2020 - WATCH HERE


Part-Time Officers (Part-time/Voluntary)

Got an idea, feedback or an issue to raise with one of our PTOs? Want to get involved in one of their campaigns or events?

Get in touch with your PTOs now.

Each year students elect Part-time Officers who undertake their roles as volunteers alongside their studies at UAL and support the Sabbatical Officers to represent student voices through attending some meetings at the university, running campaigns and working with different groups of students to find out more about their experiences whilst studying at UAL. 

1. College Officers (Part-time/voluntary) 




Henri Affandi

Wimbledon Officer




Ola Opalinska

Camberwell Officer




Hannah Billett

Chealsea Officer




Ti'onne Debnam

LCF Officer




Ken Nakajima

CSM Officer 




Alisa Filiushina

LCC Officer 


2. Liberation Officers (Part-time/voluntary) 

Disabled Students Officer 

Georgia Spencer

LGBTQ+ Students Officer

Justin South

Womens Officer 

Cloe Patsalides

Trans Students Officer

Kairo Urovi 

Black, Asian, Minority & Ethnic Officer

3. Section Officers (Part-time/voluntary) 

International Students Officer 

Eric Zhong

Postgraduate Officer 

Varun Murli

Part-time & Mature Students Officer 


Foundation Officer