Meet the Whitelands Team

Below you'll find information on the staff and elected officers that work hard to help run Whitelands College. Feel free to contact them with your questions or arrange a meeting with them to discuss any issues related to Whitelands College, 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 Steven Taggart at and he can point you in the right direction.

College Staff

The staff of the college work for the University of Roehampton to support students, create a community amongst students and staff at the college and be on hand to support in their various different ways.

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Head of College, Dr R David Muir

The Head of the College oversees the development of the College from a strategic level and takes part in formal events and happenings throughout the year. David also oversees any disputes and disciplinary action that takes place within the college grounds. If you'd like to meet with David then please contact the college office to arrange an appointment.
Contact David
Office: G046 – G047, Right off main reception opposite the cash machine

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College Life Development Officer, Steven Taggart

As the College Life Development Officer, Steve works with all members of the college team to help coordinate the work of the college and logistics of its running day to day and its special events. He also supports the development of their work and helps to communicate what they do to the students, staff and alumni of Whitelands. Steve is often the first point of contact if you need help with anything such as college clothing, college events, or if you'd just like a locker. If you're not sure who to ask then get in contact with Steve and he can point you in the right direction.
Email Steve
College Office Phone: 020 8392 3511
Office: G047, Right off main reception opposite the cash machine.

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Sudent Wellbeing Officer, Jo Eskdale

We are here as your first port of call if you have any queries or anxieties

Coming to University is an exciting and rewarding experience and we want you to know that during your time here, if you ever need help it is here for you. No problem is too big or too small - if it’s worrying you, it’s a problem. We provide confidential support for any non-academic issues you may face whilst at Roehampton.

To book an appointment with me please email me on

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Chaplain, Dr Daniel Eshun

Daniel is Whitelands local chaplain who is there to support you with any faith related needs you might have. He comes from the Church of England himself, but is happy to discuss all faiths and beliefs with anyone, and he can also easily put you in contact with one of the many other chaplains that Roehampton has across campus. Drop him an email below if you'd like to make an appointment to see him, or find him the College Chaplaincy. 
Contact Daniel
Phone: 020 8392 3516
Office: Chaplaincy Office, Left off main reception then left again.

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Muslim Chaplain, Sabiha Iqbal

Sabiha is the Muslim Chaplain to Whitelands College, and the wider university. She is based in Southlands College (LS002) but regularly frequents all the Chaplaincy spaces and Prayer rooms across campus; including G042, the Islamic Prayer Room at Whitelands College.

The university has a multi-faith Chaplaincy team, who work closely together to provide a safe and welcoming experience for all students and staff. The Roehampton Chaplaincy team is here for those of faith and none, whatever college you are part of and whether you live on-campus or commute in.

Sabiha organises activities and events for all members of the university, as well as specifically for Muslims. Past activities have included; The Coexist Café (a time for student to gather over a hot drink and learn a skill, or just chillax!), the International Food Bazaar, an Eid Special Community Lunch, talks on Ramadan and Fasting (with top tips about how to balance commitments to academic work and Ramadan), Women’s Only Workouts (including yoga and badminton), and much, much more!

If unsure about how Sabiha can support you, drop an email to or call on 020 8392 3185

College Warden

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College Warden, Chui Shing Mok "Benny"

Our College Warden is the out of hours welfare support for students that might need it past normal working hours. The college warden is contacted and brought into situations by the university security team if they believe a student might need a bit of extra support in a situation on campus. They also work with the College team to develop a range of postgraduate activities at the college and can be contacted by getting in touch with security.
Call Whitelands College Warden on 020 8392 3140.


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Senior College Warden, Shai Danmole-Ellis

My role as Senior College Warden is to encourage positive behaviour and responsible citizenship on campus. I work closely with your Flat Reps to make sure people are living together well in College accommodation- looking out for each other and following the rules. I also work closely with your core College team on any wider behavioural and community issues. Please do contact me if you have any concerns about behaviour on campus, either in a flat or elsewhere. I also work closely alongside your core College team on disciplinary and wellbeing issues, to ensure everyone has the best experience possible of University. My team of College Wardens are available overnight and on weekends to respond to emergencies. You can contact the Wardens by calling Security on ext. 3333 using an internal phone or call directly on 020 8392 3333. Download the Roe Wellbeing App and you can use that to call Security for a College Warden as well!
Contact Shai
Call 020 8392 7297 or email:

Student Elected Officers

The student elected officers are elected by the students of Roehampton to represent them in various ways and to help build and develop the community at Whitelands in partnership with the RSU and College staff.

College President and May Monarch 

The Whitelands May Monarch is a unique position to Whitelands, and their duty is to raise money at the College for their nominated charity for the year. The position is elected each year in December time and they begin their reign in May.

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May Monarch, Treya Nikita Jade Zariya Lufu  

Greetings fellow Whitelanders,

I’m Treya Lufu. Your 141st May Queen!

If you haven’t met me, I’m a third-year student studying Therapeutic Psychology. My mission is to train as a Play Therapist so I can help children and families who’ve gone through tough times, so they gain the skills to thrive. I’m also treasurer of the Swing Dance society - come twirl with us!

My mission is to put the “fun” in fundraising events. We will be raising money for the BDA (British Dyslexia Association), Black LGBTQIA+ Therapy Fund and the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) charities.

If you see me chilling around campus, come and say hi. I would love to hear any ideas you have for enjoyable events. Wanna join the May Monarch 2022/23 events team? Let me know. Here’s my May Queen ig: @whitelands.may.monarch

I look forward to being your May Queen!”


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Student President, Aaliyah Hassan

Hey everyone, my name is Aaliyah (pronounced Aa-lee-yah) and I am your Whitelands College President for the 22/23 academic year! I am a third year Social Anthropology and Sociology student. And I am around if you ever have any questions or just want to chat about something. I always have to time for conversations or suggestions about what you would like to see at Whitelands, from sports socials to hiring out the Sett bar, do let me know!

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Student Deputy President, Jameel Karim Aumeer

Hi everyone, my name is Jameel and I'm a second year Psychology and Criminology student here at Roehampton. I'll be your Whitelands Deputy President for the year so if you happen to see me on campus, feel free to strike up a conversation and let me know how you're liking the events and environment here. My goal as VP is to make sure everyone has a great time while still keeping safe and happy, feel free to communicate any interests, potential events or things we can do better, and I'll do my best to get it done.