The Advice and Representation Centre

Union of Brunel Students
Hamilton Centre,
Kingston Lane, Uxbridge,
Middlesex, UB8 3PH

Call 01895 269 169 | Send us an email

Our current response time is maximum 3 working days to respond to an email or voicemail, and 7 working days for response from Senior Advisers.


Where to find us

We are in the Hamilton Building, in the very centre of the campus. We are on the ground floor, just behind the Costcutter shop, next to Loco's Bar.


Drop In Times

We offer a drop in service every week day from 10:00 - 15:00. On Mondays, Wednesadys and Fridays Student Union officers hold open surgeries at midday in the ARC- please see below for details.

We are also closed every 2nd Tuesdays of the month for internal training.

If you cannot make our drop in sessions or prefer to contact us via email or over the phone, you can find our contact details here.


Officers' Surgeries

The officers will be in the ARC on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12noon – 1pm. On Monday there will be VP CEDPS. On Wednesday VP CHLS + President. On Friday VP CBASS + VP Activities. 

They will be happy to discuss all matters related to specific College but also deal with wider University issues, like timetabling, parking, student services etc.  

Officers will be also referring students to the ARC, if they have a more personal/individual enquiry.


Visiting the ARC

When visiting the ARC, to ensure we can deal with your query as promptly as possible, please ensure you bring all of the relevant paperwork concerning your enquiry. Without this information, the ARC Advisors may be unable to deal with your enquiry effectively and may need you to return with the relevant documentation. Thanks!


Our staff

The ARC has six members of staff. All Senior Advisors offer general advice, but their specialist areas are as follows.

Joanna Smith, ARC Manager: Joanna is responsible for day to day running of the advice service, briefing the Officers on any emerging trends and assisting them with their policy work. Joanna also specialises in social security benefits casework.

Ingrid Samuels, Senior Advisor: Ingrid specialises in housing and debt matters.  She is also Money Doctors contact (   Prior to working at the ARC, her career spanned both the public and private sector including corporate and civil litigation.

Ruth Sharma, Senior Advisor: Ruth specialises in academic matters, having previously worked in Higher Education for nine years.

Gosia Pialucha, Senior Adviser: Gosia's expertise is in university procedures and she is a very experienced adviser on issues of student funding.

Ade Bank-Anthony: Ade is one of our first-contact Adviser. She can expertly assess your situation and allocate to an appropriate Senior Adviser or refer to other services.

Sukhi Bhogal:  is also one of our first-contact Adviser. She will register your enquiry and allocate a Senior Adviser who will be able to assist you.


Useful contacts

  • Brunel Chaplaincy: 01895 266 459
  • Brunel Counselling: 01895 265 070
  • Student Wellbeing 01895 267317
  • Brunel Medical Centre: 01895 266 904
  • Brunel Security (24 hours): 01895 255 786
  • Cabwise: Text CAB to 60835 for local taxi rank information
  • Hillingdon Hospital: 01895 238 282
  • Rape & Sexual Abuse Helpline: 0808 802 9999