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 2021-2022 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.
Tatiana Neves- Student President
As your Student President, I intend to be approachable. I want students to know that I want to be their “safe place” where they can go when they need help or just want to talk. I will always listen to the students and consider their input. Student’s opinions are valued, and they will be heard. In addition, I hope to collaborate with the Student Guild to make your student experience the best possible.
2020-21 STUDENT TRUSTEES
Ana Maria Silochi (Activity Officer)
My name is Ana, and I am a final year Accountancy student at Bloomsbury Institute. I want to confess that since my enrolment I had the opportunity to grow and develop myself, personally and academically, beyond my expectations; and all thanks to this amazing family, as I like to call it, the students, and academic staff of the Bloomsbury Institute. As an Activities Officer, I want to share my experience as a student and help create a healthy connection between students and academia. My goal is to support and engage my fellow peers in different activities for them to experience, feel and acknowledge the multicultural and unique side of the student life.
Nasser Kazinda (Student Trustee)
I am a final year law student and I love cooking, swimming, reading, and listening to music. I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than developing each other in Bloomsbury. When I was growing up, my mother always told me that, the only reason why I have two hands, is that one hand is to help me and the other is to always help other people and this is what I want to do as a Student Trustee. As an ex- Student President, I believe I gain sufficient experience to run for this position.
Lou Zagouta (Student Trustee)
I am a final year Business student, and I am running for the Student Trustee position because I believe during my Peer Advisor role, I gained experience in people management which I enjoy.
As a mother of two, I understand challenges in different ways therefore I will represent my fellow students appropriately.
Olga Prusinowska ( Student Trustee)
I am a law student and apart from law, I also love psychology. It makes me happy to motivate people to run after their dreams. The voice of all students needs to be represented deep inside every element of the Student Guild and the University itself. If elected, I will use this position to maintain and promote student democracy as best as possible. The position of Student Trustee is a responsibility I will hold on to on behalf of the students, for the students. I promise, you will not regret if you allow me to be your voice, so vote for me.
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.