Students' Union

The Role of the Students' Union

The Guildhall School Students' Union actively represents students throughout their time at the School. Led by a full-time President, elected annually, the Union acts as a channel of communication between the student and staff bodies. In addition, the Union acts as a point of contact between students and relevant external bodies. From its office in the School, the Union offers advice on a wide range of topics, and can provide useful information on the Guildhall School, its surrounding area, and student life.

The President of the Students' Union is a member of the School's Board of Governors and sits on the majority of School Committees with the team of Student Representatives, who gather feedback from current students on all aspects of their experience at the School.

The Students' Union provides confidential support across a wide range of topics to students on an individual basis, and works alongside Student Services to ensure students receive the appropriate support and resources to maintain their well-being throughout their studies. The Union also runs numerous health and welfare campaigns for the student body throughout the academic year.

Alongside its representative function, the Union organises extra-curricular activities throughout the year and is at the centre of the Guildhall's social scene. These include some of the many clubs and societies that the School has to offer including the Guildhall Queer Collective, the Christian Union, Guildhall Football Team, Guildhall Netball and more! The Union is also active in arranging a variety of social events, many of which are centred around the well-established Basement Bar, located a stone's throw from the School in Sundial Court, the Halls of Residence. The bar is open every weeknight from 7pm. Starting with Freshers' Week at the beginning of term, the Union hosts a variety of events which include live music, comedy nights, pub quizzes and charity fundraisers. Special events for mature and postgraduate students ensure that all students are catered for over the course of the year.

The Union is a member of the Association of London Conservatoires Of Performing Arts (ALCOPA) who collaborate with similar institutions on activities such as ski trips, football matches and other regular social events.

The Union aims to make each student's time at the School the best it can possibly be, and strives for excellence in every aspect of student life.

Meet the Team

Violetta Suvini

Violetta Suvini – President

Violetta Suvini studied Modern Languages at Oxford University before joining Guildhall for a 2-year Artist Masters in violin. She enjoys performing with her chamber groups and reading anything from Dante to Berger to Beckett.


Manuel Filgueiras

Manuel Filgueiras - Academic Affairs

Manuel Filgueiras is in his 4th year studying Jazz Drums. He is proudly serving as your Academic Officer for the 2023/24 academic year, and is probably playing drums somewhere in the world...


Oscar Ho

Oscar Ho - Diversity

Oscar Ho is in his 3rd year of the jazz course. He likes good food and drink, and enjoys making the most out of everything. You may find him in the basement of Silk Street or on lakeside.


Chloe Mason

 Chloe Mason - Events & Societies

Chloe Mason is a fourth year electronic music student specialising in installations and events. When she's not working, she can usually be found in a pub or exploring London!


Edgar Ho

Edgar Ho - Finance

Edgar Ho is in his 3rd year of the jazz course, and plays piano. He is from Northumberland and enjoys spending quality time with family and friends!


Liam Fuller

Liam Fuller - Marketing & Communications

Currently in his final year, Liam Fuller is studying Electronic Music, focusing on music for media. Passionate about soundtracks from various film, television and games, he is a particular expert on the music of Harry Potter! Away from Guildhall and composing, Liam can be found in the gym, the pub, or playing old Playstation 2 games.