Board of Trustees

The Student Guild is governed by its Board of Trustees. The Board delegates the general running and management of the Student Guild to a full-time member of Student Guild staff – the Guild Manager, Shola Fiberesima. Shola also makes sure the Student Guild’s policy and the procedure are followed and that agreed operational and strategic actions are carried out. The 2019-2020 members have been listed below.

The Board of Trustees is made up of students elected each year (who remain full-time students). They volunteer some of their spare time to play an important and vital role within the Board. In addition, there are Appointed Trustees (appointed by Bloomsbury Institute) that are also Board members and enable the institute to be represented. The Board meets around three or four times per academic year. Feedback and input from Student Council also help the Board of Trustees in making their decisions.


Leone Vitale (Student Trustee)

I am a level 6 Law Student who enjoys studying. Travelling, sports, reading and music are my favourite hobbies. As a PAL Leader, I put students’ development and experience at the top of my to-do list. An opportunity to impact students the same way PAL impacted me at the start of my journey at this institute. I believe the Bloomsbury Institute is a community where people can grow in all areas of life alongside study. This role will help me contribute even more.

Simona Enache (Student Trustee)

My name is Simona and I am a 3rd year student in Business Management. I am currently part of the Foundation Peer Mentoring team at the institute. My hobbies are travelling and reading. I like to be a good example, which is why I work hard to get high grades. My motto in life is: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”. This post will also give me the opportunity to share my knowledge and encourage others.

Olga Prusinowska ( Student Trustee)

I am a second year Law student and enjoy fighting for justice. I also love psychology. I am happy when I am able to motivate people to follow their dreams. I believe the voices of all students need to be heard and represented therefore I aim to speak on behalf of my fellow students. As a Student Trustee I will use this position to maintain and promote student democracy as best as possible.



Isabella Epure (Activity Officer)

I am a final year Law student. I love reading, riding horses, going to the gym to enhance my wellbeing. I also spend time supporting different charities, helping the underprivileged abroad. I enjoy challenging myself by trying new things. As an activity officer, I hope to improve student activities and promote talents through different events. I believe we owe it to ourselves to embrace all aspects of student life, especially in these challenging times.

Ahmed Junaid – Academic Registrar

Since 2016, I have been the Academic Registrar at Bloomsbury Institute.

I joined Bloomsbury Institute in September 2012 for a position of Academic Programmes Manager (PG Programmes). After this, I was offered the position of Associate Dean and assumed responsibility as Dean of the college in August 2013. I have previously worked in a Collaborative provision, setting up new partnerships in Higher Education. Driving, riding motorbikes and travelling are some of my interests outside of work. I also enjoy sports such as table tennis, badminton and squash.

Shabnam Karim –  Financial Director (Executive Director)

I joined Bloomsbury Institute as Data Controller in February 2018 then took on the role of Financial Controller in May 2018.

After completing my degree and postgraduate qualification specialising in Accounting, I joined Deloitte in 2003 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Since then, I have gained a wealth of experience in other roles, covering internal/ external audit, financial management functions and professional conduct roles working in a range of firms across the City of London. I have been actively involved in various voluntary activities within my local community, most recently in a role for an Early literacy programme for nursery children. I remain committed to this cause and currently serve as Chair of Finance committee at my local childcare provider.

Lydia Hesketh – Head of Communications

Starting at Bloomsbury Institute in mid-2018, I led and managed our re-brand from LSBM to the brand you see today.

I manage the day-to-day and strategic communications at Bloomsbury Institute, communicating our unique offer to students, stakeholders and the wider higher education sector. My previous roles focused on digital marketing and brand strategy. My main interests include art and books. In my spare time, I volunteer as Co-Chair at Blaze – a charity that supports and develops the next generation of creative producers in my hometown.