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, Michelle Brown. Michelle also makes sure the Student Guild’s policy and the procedure are followed and that agreed operational and strategic actions are carried out. The 2022-2023 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.

Ammar Syed- Student President

I pledge to act as a bridge between students and staff by being YOUR VOICE. I believe that the student journey is not undertaken alone but together with your cohort. And on this journey, supporting your peers is of utmost importance. We all know the famous 4 S’s. ‘Successful Students Seek Support.


Andrea David (Activity Officer)

I am a Year 1 Law student running for the Activities Officer role. I want to enrich your experience as a student by ensuring you feel included, listened to and part of the wider Bloomsbury family.  My goal as an Activities Officer is to bring us all together, including students, the Guild, and the teaching body.  I want to help and support you where possible, and I can only do this if you talk to me and vote for me. Do both, and lets’ make life at Bloomsbury great!!

Paula Costan (Student Trustee)

I am a final-year law student. Being a Student Rep allowed me to engage with students, hear their voices, and share experiences. The Student Guild’s mission is to encourage students to form constructive interactions and nurture supportive friendships building a community capable of assisting all students in and out of the classroom. As a Student Trustee will be able to participate in strategic and operational Guild decision-making that benefits student welfare.

Nicholas-Piere Muncey (Student Trustee)

I am a first-year Law student. My primary goal as a Student Trustee would be to make sure every student’s voice is heard and to come to a resolution for any problems. From personal experience, I can say that I know how it feels to be neglected. I would use my role as Peer Advisor and Peer Mentor to gain insight into familiar problems occurring with students and work with them to find a solution for everyone.


Kristhine Ann Sedaria Nool (Student Trustee)

I am Year 1 Business Management Student, a very approachable, fun, and open person. I like to socialise and listen to people who come to me with questions and doubts about something and give relevant insights. My experience at Bloomsbury Institute has been great, and I am ready to get more involved in the university. I aim to contribute my knowledge, personal experience, and opinions to inspire and encourage my fellow students.



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.