About us

Who should I contact?

Student advice: If you require advice for an academic (appeals, misconduct, extenuating circumstances, etc.) or disciplinary matter, read our guidance first. Student officers and staff will refer you to the same page if you contact them directly about these matters.

Marketing/advertising: If you are interested in advertising, marketing, sponsorship or attending our welcome fair, please email su.marketing@uel.ac.uk

Finance: Student groups should contact students.union@uel.ac.uk. Suppliers should contact su.finance@uel.ac.uk

Student Officers

Lavanya Rajendran
Wellbeing and community officer
Irfana Kottikulam Aboobacker
Activities and opportunities officer



Chief executive officer: Paddy Reilly (p.reilly@uel.ac.uk)

Head of policy and advice: Lisa Thomas (lisa@uel.ac.uk)

Advice caseworker: Susan Banfield (students.union@uel.ac.uk)

Advice caseworker: Millie Done (students.union@uel.ac.uk)

Front desk and office coordinator: Firat Avci (students.union@uel.ac.uk)

Front desk and office assistant: Nicole Clarke-Dacosta (students.union@uel.ac.uk)