Tiana Dinard-Samuel

VP Communities

About Me

I am 22 and have just graduated from Hispanic Studies and Film Studies here at Queen Mary. I’ve had a little bit of experience with the Students’ Union before running – I have been a member of a few societies and was on a committee in my second year. After my year abroad in Argentina, I started as an intern in the Student Engagement team which involved supporting different societies throughout the year, so I got to know a few more of the amazing students we have!

My top priorities for the year

I want to combat discrimination and prejudice across our campuses and help create a university where everybody is respected and well represented. The staff at Queen Mary do not represent the wonderfully diverse student body here so I will lobby for more BAME staff and, also, for the decolonisation of the curriculums and of the institution as a whole, supporting Shamima as President in her efforts to get the university to acknowledge their own institutional racism. I am also very passionate about celebrating the variety of communities here at Queen Mary through the liberation campaigns and supporting their needs.