Darnell White-Russell (Nells)

Darnell's a Faculty Officer here at Greenwich Students' Union and represents the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Faculty.

Darnell's profile is part of our #ProudToBeGRE series highlighting Black students. Darnell is Jamaican and Barbados.

What do you study at the University of Greenwich?

I am a Faculty Officer for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. I am in my 3rd year studying Politics and International Relations. I also participate in Men's Football and I am 6th and 11th aside Secretary in that Society.

What attracted you to the University of Greenwich?

The attractiveness of London, that it is close to home and student satisfaction is high for my course.

What makes you Proud to be GRE?

The diversity of the University and that is involved in tackling issues like the Attainment Gap and climate change as well. They also have a good history of taking students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.


What are you proud of being a BME student?

The fact that you are part of a greater family. there is a lot of excellence in the Black Minority Ethnic (BME) community within the University. It also has become more celebrated and visualised in the University, with Societies and Black History Month exhibition.

Do you have any advice for new students starting?

Make sure you get involved, don't be afraid to ask questions and try to make friends with third year and second year students that have done it before.

What opportunities has The University of Greenwich given to you?

I have been apart of Black Excellence exhibition during Black History Month, I have become a Faculty Officer, Football Society and been involved in consultation study groups, which tackles Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) learning.