Meet the Team

Here you can find out more about the Equality and Diversity team within Academic Services as well as key members of staff and students connected to the Equality and Diversity Ambassador programme.  

Dr Sammy Li: Equality & Diversity Advisor for Students

Equality and Diversity Advisor for Students

Sammy leads the Equality and Diversity for Students team within Student Services. He has a strategic role on developing partnerships to advance inclusive policy and practice for student equality across the University. His work emphasises on supporting students from different backgrounds to realise their potential in learning and development during their university life. Sammy is a seasoned traveller with a doctorate in tourism management who enjoys exploring the diversity in different cultures and societies.Dr Sammy Li

Alex Mormoris: Equality & Diversity Officer for Students

Equality & Diversity Officer for Students

As the Equality and Diversity Officer for students Alex works closely with the College Co-Ordinators and a team of student assistants to manages the Equality & Diversity ambassador programme. Alex also attends Equality & Diversity meetings within the colleges and looks for ways to generate more connections across the University. Alex has begun studying a MA in Social Research part time. 

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Tom Syder: MDS College Outreach, Equality and Diversity Officer

Tom is based within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, and his role is split between outreach and widening participation activities and equality and diversity initiatives for students and staff. This includes coordination of the Student Equality and Diversity Ambassador programme for MDS, organisation of E&D themed events within the College, and working with the College Student Experience team on initiatives to promote and embed equality and inclusion for all students.

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Claire Bonnet: EPS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer

Claire leads on and implements equality and diversity initiatives across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Claire’s work focuses on ensuring the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is a supportive and inclusive environment for staff and students to thrive in and works closely with the Equality and Diversity team within Academic Services and other colleagues across the University.

Claire Bonnet

College Co-Ordinators & Student Assistants

College co-ordinators are members of staff who work within each college who are connected to the Equality and Diversity Ambassador Team.

College co-ordinators are supported by student assistants. Student assistants are students who are employed by the Equality and Diversity team to help co-ordinate the Equality and Diversity Ambassadors within their college and drive student lead programmes.

College Co-Ordinator

Student Assistants

Arts & Law: Helen Murray
Arts & Law: Lauren Blackwood
Social Sciences: Natalie Jordan
Social Sciences: Hanisha Singh
Engineering & Physical Sciences: Alex Johl 
Engineering & Physical Sciences: Sayyada Dharsee
Life & Enviromental Sciences: Tom Mandall
Life & Environmental Sciences: Alexandru Moise
Medical and Dental Sciences: Tom Syder
Medical and Dental Sciences: Giles de la Cruz
Student Services: Jaspal Gharu