The team behind the SU


Welcome to Guildhall!

We’re your Students’ Union. It’s our job to make sure your time at the Guildhall is the best it can be so that you can get on with all the other bits of student life. Once enrolled, you are automatically a member of the Union.

Our team comprises one full-time President and five part-time Vice Presidents (Events & Societies, Diversity, Welfare, Finance and Academic Affairs). We work closely with the school, but we are an independent body, meaning that we are here to represent you, the student body.

When we’re not organising amazing social events or running exciting outreach projects, we are often sitting on a wide range of committees, working groups and board meetings representing you, making sure that Guildhall is making decisions with the students’ best interests at heart and making sure your voice is heard!

The SU is also here as a place of help and advice on all aspects of college life and student life in general. So whether you are looking for guidance on a college assignment or you need advice on what Shoreditch Bar you should visit this Friday night, our office (and inbox) is always open for a chat. You can also email us to make an appointment if you have a more sensitive issue that you would rather discuss one-on-one. Whatever the issue, we’re here to help!


Meet Your Team


Harry Plant

Returning for another year as SU President is Harry Plant. Born in Eastbourne, East Sussex, Harry studied classical trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 2016-2020, graduating with first-class honours. Whilst being classically trained, Harry also has a vast amount of experience in the pop/ folk and jazz genre as a session musician. His professional credits have already seen him perform with a range of world-famous artists, including Bruno Mars, Stormzy, Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, Rag'n'Bone Man and Hazel Iris. Alongside live performances, he's also played for a wealth of studio and film session work at Abbey Road, Sarm West and the Rockfield Studios. Harry is also a member of the internationally acclaimed chamber group Connaught Brass. The President is the only full-time member of the committee. It is their responsibility to ensure that the union is fully functional in its many roles throughout the school, such as: representing the student body in a range of board meetings alongside the student reps, organising events, promoting clubs and societies, raising awareness of student welfare issues and supporting the work of the other Executive Officers.

Josh Cole Brown

This years VP for Diversity is Josh Cole-Brown. Born in West London he is a Londoner through and through. His passion for theatre and live events has lead him to study Production Arts Technical Theatre at Guildhall after completing a UAL diploma at The Brit School in Croydon. One thing he loves about London is the variety of people and cultures which make up the capital. Josh looks forward to showcasing the diversity and promoting inclusion within Guildhall’s community.

Eleanor Fineston-Robertson

Eleanor Fineston-Robertson, a third-year Film Music and Composition Student, is this year’s Vice President for Finance. She will be working closely with Harry Plant, the SU President. Her role is to manage the Union budget and monitor the Student Union expenditure. This all gets reported back to the Student Parliament, to help the SU run smoothly. In order to fulfil a lifetime ambition, Eleanor competed in the UK Traditional Boat Championship, a spectacular 21-mile boat race up the River Thames; from Docklands in the East to Ham in Surrey. This event attracts over 330 crews from all over the world; so was something of an achievement and of course heaps of fun.

Darcie Jago

This year’s VP of Events and Societies is Darcie Jago. Returning for her second year in the role, Darcie comes from Lincolnshire and is a fourth year classical trumpet student. Alongside her studies and work in the SU, Darcie enjoys working in the Basement Bar and travelling (when there isn’t a pandemic!). Last year, she spent 4 months in Norway on an Erasmus exchange, and hopes to be able to incorporate the things she discovered while there into her work this year.

Elle Oldfield

This year's Welfare VP is Elle Oldfield. Born and raised in North Norfolk, Elle completed her undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before embarking on the Artist Masters course. Now in her final year of Master's study as a mezzo soprano, she will be working closely with the SU and Student Affairs to ensure that every student's welfare needs are addressed with the utmost care and consideration. Prioritising student's welfare is necessary, and Elle is here to help you with any worries or concerns you may have during this academic year.

Hannah Hutton

Hannah is a second year Postgraduate student here at the Guildhall, studying Jazz Voice and is originally from Liverpool. She graduated from Leeds College of Music in Jazz with Classical vocal studies in 2019 and since then has been working as a freelance musician, alongside working for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Leeds College of Music Student Union and most recently at the Front Desk at the Royal Academy of Music. Hannah feels passionately about protecting and improving Arts Education and the particular significance that listening and responding to the student voice holds, specifically within a specialised, creative and highly personal training environment. She hopes through learning a little about her and her experience you will see the care and commitment she has for representing her peers. Hannah acknowledges that we have a responsibility to seek out the opinions and views of the students who are not as visible within the school community and that she will endeavour to ensure all Student Reps are gathering reliable and representative feedback. Hannah wants to help ensure every student’s time at the Guildhall is as fulfilling and enriching as possible, equipping all students for their career within the Arts, both personally and professionally.


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