Our People

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Graham Ward


Lecturer: Business


graham.ward@bil.ac.uk

I am a Lecturer in Business at Bloomsbury Institute and I teach Organisational Leadership, Ethics and Information Technology modules.

I am the co-founder of a South African based company called Award Training (Pty) Ltd, which is based in South Africa. The company specialises in Further Education and Training qualifications for the South African market, since 2008.

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Asare K Amaning


Lecturer: Accounting


asare.amaning@bil.ac.uk

After qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) in 1995, I worked in various industries including Accountancy practice, Industry and Commerce and Education. I currently run a small practice dealing with individuals, and small to medium sized companies. Teaching is my passion and I have been teaching on professional exams and academia. I have tutored Professional Accountancy and Post and Undergraduate students over the last 23 years. The last main stream university I worked at was Anglia Ruskin University.

Orlagh Maye


Lecturer: Law


orlagh.maye@bil.ac.uk

I am a Lecturer in Law here at Bloomsbury Institute. I recently graduated from the two year accelerated course with a first class LLB from Bloomsbury Institute and I am currently studying for my master’s degree in Legal History at the University of Reading.

Aneta Dec-Ali


Estates and Facilities Executive


aneta.dec-ali@bil.ac.uk

I joined Bloomsbury Institute in late 2019 as a Front Desk Executive, and in 2020 I was promoted to Estates & Facilities Executive.

My role involves providing support to staff and students across the institute which I find a great pleasure.

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Gemma Rhoden


Lecturer: Law


gemma.rhoden@bil.ac.uk

I deliver lectures/seminars to Level 4, 5 and 6 students in a range of Business and Law subjects. These include Contract Law and Consumer Rights, Research Project, Project Management, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Employability Skills, Working With and Leading People and Marketing Essentials, Employment Law and Tort Law.

Cordelia Gartside


Academic Lead for Student Employability


cordelia.gartside@bil.ac.uk

My background is broadly in EFL, which I began teaching after acquiring a CELTA. I have taught in Bulgaria, Peru and Honduras, and have taught groups ranging from primary school students to teachers of English.

I joined Bloomsbury Institute as a Foundation Year Tutor in 2017, teaching across three modules. In 2019 I became a Fellow of the HEA, and I am now the acting Academic Lead for Student Employability.

Alina da Franca


Academic Administrator and Assessment Executive


alina.dafranca@bil.ac.uk

In September 2020, Bloomsbury Institute gave me the opportunity to become part of the Registry family as an Academic Administrator (for Law and Accounting) and Assessment Executive.

Not only have I learnt a lot of new things, but it has given me the opportunity to use the skills I’ve gained from previous jobs.

Taffie Christian


Compliance Manager


taffie.christian@bil.ac.uk

In April 2021 I joined the Quality and Compliance Division at Bloomsbury Institute as the Compliance Manager. Amongst other duties I ensure UKVI compliance of the Institute’s student and skilled worker sponsor licences and I also serve as the Data Protection Officer within the organisation.

Daniel Meresanu


Admissions Executive


daniel.meresanu@bil.ac.uk

I recently graduated from the four-year Business Management programme here at Bloomsbury Institute, where I also secured a role in the Admissions department. My responsibilities include:

  • assessing and supporting undergraduate applications,
  • ensuring data is accurately input and transferred during all admissions process stages, and
  • ensuring all applicants are treated fairly without any discrimination or biases.

Carina Popescu


Quality and Compliance Executive (Secretariat)


carina.popescu@bil.ac.uk

Having graduated with a Law degree from Bloomsbury Institute, I took the opportunity to join their Quality and Compliance team. I chose to continue my journey at Bloomsbury Institute as a member of staff to help other students have an equally pleasant experience.


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