Our People

Matt Jansen


Head of Student Recruitment and Partnerships


Matt.Jansen@bil.ac.uk

I have had the pleasure of working at Bloomsbury Institute for almost 7 years and have held roles in Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing. My current position involves working with prospective students to provide advice and guidance about higher education and the courses we offer.

Anbreen Khondaker


International Admissions and Compliance Executive


Anbreen.Khondaker@bil.ac.uk

Since leaving university, I have worked in different sectors. I started off in telecommunications, moved to banking and am now at Bloomsbury Institute in the education sector. All these skills combined have helped me progress and have also benefited others. Want to know how to access your lecture documents on your phone? Telecommunication experience. Want to know what the process is to open a bank account and documents are needed? Banking experience. Want to know how to apply to us and what documents you need for your visa? Educational experience at Bloomsbury Institute. I hope to use my experience to help you when you join!

Emmanuel Cornu


Front Office Executive


Emmanuel.Cornu@bil.ac.uk

After my university studies in France and Canada I moved to London and worked for premium businesses and luxury brands, first as a Sales Advisor and then working my way up to the role of Manager. I just recently joined the lovely team at the Estate & Facilities department.

Sarah Bailey


Deputy Director of Student Engagement


Sarah.Bailey@bil.ac.uk

I have worked in Higher Education for over 15 years. In my role as the Deputy Director of Bloomsbury Institute’s Student Engagement and Welfare Service, I work closely with the Director on the creation of the divisional strategy and manage operations for various student support activities and services which include: monitoring of student engagement and intervention; disability and wellbeing; employability; peer assisted learning, and study skills support.  Prior to this, I managed transition, retention and success projects and introduced Peer Assisted Learning Schemes across academic departments at SOAS University of London and the University of East London.

Mike Bruce


StudyPlus Manager


Mike.Bruce@bil.ac.uk

I run Study Plus, part of  Bloomsbury Institute’s Student Engagement and Wellbeing Service.

This support is offered to all students, irrespective of their grades, for their entire academic journey, and helps them improve their academic and study skills to get the most out of their time with us.

Prior to joining Bloomsbury Institute I worked on Pre-sessional Postgraduate Academic English courses at Reading University and King’s College, and as a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) lecturer on the BA in English and International Education in Amsterdam.

Kojo Osei


Student Success Advisor


Kojo.Osei@bil.ac.uk

With over ten years’ experience of working in higher education professional services, my main responsibility at Bloomsbury Institute is to monitor students’ engagement to enable students’ participation, retention and success. I achieve this through the utilisation of students’ engagement data, putting students at the heart of what I do and adding a more human touch to the student experience. This is supported with the use of policies, processes and data. My role in Student Engagement Success and Wellbeing has further enriched my experience.

Anna Jachimczak


Student Wellbeing Advisor


Anna.Jachimczak@bil.ac.uk

After graduating from The University of Wroclaw in 2006 with a Masters in Sociology, and working as an Events Manager for a decade, I decided to travel the world, walking off the beaten path and experiencing a host of different cultures which eventually landed me in Sydney, Australia for three years where I worked and studied.

Gisele Kouam


Student Wellbeing Assistant


Gisele.Kouam@bil.ac.uk

I am an energetic and passionate professional equipped with a BA in Business Management along with educational credentials. I am a part-time entrepreneur. My current business supports private childcare providers.

Ali Raiss-Tousi


Senior Lecturer in Law


Ali.Raisstousi@bil.ac.uk

I have worked within the UK higher education sector since 2011 and have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2017. I have taught various LLB and LLM courses at Birkbeck, University of London and at the University of Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire Law School).

Gus Wight


Sessional Lecturer


Angus.Wight@bil.ac.uk

I trained as a secondary teacher with the Teach For Australia program, and taught English Literature and English Language in high schools in Melbourne and London for four years. During this time, I worked principally with students from Middle Eastern and South Asian communities, supporting them to overcome severe language and literacy challenges to achieve highly in public examinations. Before joining the Bloomsbury Institute’s Foundation Year I was based in Jordan, working with the British Council to deliver English language instruction to displaced Syrian students.


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