Meet the Digby Stuart Team

Below you’ll find information on the staff and elected officers that work hard to help run Digby Stuart College. Feel free to contact them with your questions or arrange a meeting with them to discuss any issues related to Digby Stuart, they will be more than happy to help you.

If you have any doubts on who to contact then you can always drop your email to the general college email address at DigbyStuart.College@roehampton.ac.uk and the right member of staff will get back to you.

College Team - Gulliver

Gulliver Ralston – Head of Digby Stuart College
gulliver.ralston@roehampton.ac.uk   |   0208 392 3201

Gulliver Ralston studied at Oxford University, completing a D.Phil. on Richard Wagner with philosopher Sir Roger Scruton and teaching 19th and 20th-century music history whilst Director of Music at Oxford's University Church.  He has lectured for the Royal Academy of Arts, is a FRSA, and a member of the Arts, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group at the Royal Society for Public Health.  At Roehampton he is also the University’s Director of Music and is a member of both the Applied Music Research Centre and the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society, and Human Flourishing.

College Team - Sergei

Sergei Wicking – College Life Development Officer
sergei.wicking@roehampton.ac.uk   |   0208 392 3217

Sergei is the point of contact for internal and external enquiries on all College-related matters as well as organising College events, supporting flat reps, the Chaplaincy and the rest of the College team.

Sergei graduated from The University of Birmingham and has since worked in the education sector both in the UK and abroad. Before this role he worked at Roehampton Students' Union with a particular focus on developing community projects and supporting student volunteers.

Sergei views University as a place to discover new passions, make great friendships and develop personally and professionally. Therefore his aims are to create a college atmosphere that encourages creativity, adventure and exploration of new experiences.

Nicola Hallam

Nicola Hallam – Student Welfare Officer
nicola.hallam@roehampton.ac.uk   |   0208 392 3204

Student Welfare Officers are members of staff whom students can call on if they have any questions or anxieties about university life. They can also provide an informal listening ear for anyone who would like to talk to a member of staff in confidence. Student Welfare Officers keep up to date with many services both inside and outside of the university and can often provide information or guidance on a wide range of problems and issues including access to counselling, financial difficulties and worries about home.

College Team - Ginny

Ginny Jordan – Chaplaincy Coordinator
ginny.jordan-arthur@roehampton.ac.uk   |   0208 392 3216

Ginny’s work includes running a diverse, weekly programme for both students and staff, with a special focus on community building, peace and justice, and prayer. Some of the highlights are the weekly Fairtrade lunches and the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes with HCPT: the pilgrimage trust. Ginny has a particular interest in pastoral care and bringing together women from different faiths to share life experiences. She is also the administrator for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies programme, and can whip up a decent batch of chocolate chip muffins. Ginny's varied interests include feminist theology, with a particular focus on how women are interpreted and portrayed within the Bible.

Student Elected Officers:

The student elected officers are elected by the students of Roehampton to represent them and be their voice to help build and develop the community at Digby Stuart in partnership with the RSU and College staff.

Tia Forbes

Tia Forbes
College President

 

Theo Benjamin

Theo Benjamin
Deputy President

 

 

College Wardens

Shai Danmole-Ellis

Shai Danmole-Ellis
Senior College Warden

 

Ruth Hekman

Ruth Hekman
College Warden

 

 
Shaad Chellapermal

Shaad Chellapermal
College Warden