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About The Students’ Union

The Students’ Union is the representative body for the students of The Courtauld Institute of Art. We run alongside but separate to the University. We spend our time advocating on behalf of students in all matters including academia, welfare support and the student experience. Please follow us on Instagram @courtauld_su and check our emails from for regular updates on events, activities, campaigns and election information.

On joining the Courtauld students automatically become members of The Students’ Union and are thereby entitled to the use our services, to vote in our elections and to run for positions within the Union.

Students are represented by:

  • The President of the SU: a full time sabbatical officer
  • Vice Presidents: elected student volunteers who form the Executive Committee
  • The SU Parliament: elected course reps and officers for student groups.

All representatives are democratically elected by the student body and always work with the student body’s interests at heart.

The Executive Committee meets weekly and the SU Parliament typically meets monthly. Both groups discuss all matters currently affecting the student experience at The Courtauld. Please get in touch with your course rep with any concerns or queries that you’d like to raise at these regular meetings.

The Parliament

Here you can find out who your 2020/2021 elected representatives are, they’re all happy to help with any queries or concerns so please feel free to get in touch!

SU President – Nancy Collinge


  • VP for Education – Constance Talbot-Garman
  • VP for Welfare – Ruby Bansal
  • VP for Student Environment – Himarni Brownsword
  • VP for Events & Activities – Kitty Cook
  • VP for Widening Participation – Ella Patel


  • LGBTQ+ Students’ Officer – Giulia Calvi
  • Disabled Students’ Officer – Solomon Burge
  • International Students’ Officer – Elizaveta Irisova
  • BAME Students’ Officer  – Position currently not filled


  • BA1 rep – Kylin Lew
  • BA2 rep – Hannah Heggie
  • BA3 rep – Caitlyn McDonagh
  • MA HoA rep – Rachel Kubrick
  • Graduate Diploma rep – Madeline Walsh
  • Conservation rep – India Ferguson
  • PhD reps – Bella Radenovic, Laura Franchetti, Louis Shadwick, Carla Kessler

All reps are friendly and helpful so do not hesitate to get in touch and ask any questions you may have. If we cannot help directly, all reps are able to help point you in the right direction. All officers are obliged to be confidential and sensitive towards all matters.

If you need to know more about what each officer does or how to run for the position email us at


The Courtauld has a number of societies each of which are run by our students.

All societies have a welcome stall at Freshers’ Fayre at the beginning of term, so come along and see what we have to offer. Alternatively, take a look at the societies listed here and you can get in contact by following them on social media or contacting their committees for more information on how to get involved.

Architecture Society @architecturesociety_courtauld

BAME Soc @courtauldbame

BOAS @businessofart_courtauld

Chinese Art and Culture Society run by Ashleigh Chow

The Courtauldian @thecourtauldian

LGBTQ+ Soc @lgbtq_courtauld

FemSoc @courtauldfemsoc

Film Society @courtauldfilmsociety

SolidariTee run by Malina Mihalache

Wine Society run by Constance Talbot Garman

If you don’t like the look of any of the societies already on offer we encourage you to set up your own!

If you’re interested in setting up your own society please get in touch with the SU President who will be more than happy to discuss it with you.

Alternatively you can look into join the societies at Student Central or try at some of London’s other universities such as KCl or UCL.


Please read the constitution here.

If you need the document of the constitution explained or are unsure of where you stand, please feel free to contact the President via email.

The Student Union Constitution is all the rules the Union has to follow.

If you feel these rules have not been adhered to and you wish to file a complaint, please follow the procedure outlined.


The National Union of Students is the definitive national voice of students. They’re a powerful campaigning organisation working to achieve real change to the benefit of all students.

The NUS also provides vital training, advice and practical support for Students’ Unions around the UK. Without their contribution Student Unions wouldn’t nearly be as empowered, strong and able to develop for the benefit of the students. You are represented nationally by your President at the NUS National Conference where national policy is created, shaped and ratified.

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