UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Five questions with Ricky Adams

7 July 2020

Ricky Adams has joined EEE as a Senior IT Systems Administrator within the IT Support team. We asked Ricky a few questions to get to know him better.

Ricky Adams

Tell us a little bit about your background 

I’ve been providing IT Support at UCL since 2013, I was previously based at the School of Pharmacy and most recently Medical Sciences. I also did placements at Bio Science and The Ear Institute. 

What do you like about working in Higher Education?  

I enjoy working in an academic environment and meeting a diverse array of people. Each building I have covered is very different and it’s interesting to discover and learn about the history and those that have been and gone and left their legacy behind. 

It gives me satisfaction knowing the IT support/ advice I have given a student or staff member has enabled them to carry out their work or research more efficiently and increase their productivity. 

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?  

I’ve started learning Python in my spare time, I hope to be able to put this into use eventually within my role to create scripts and automate tasks. 

Who inspires you? 

People that have left their mark in the world and made a difference through their individuality and for thinking outside of the box. e.g. Michael Jackson, Linus Torvalds, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs to name a few. 

Tell us something interesting about yourself

I recently moved to Milton Keynes; I like the calmness and the cut off from London, there are lots of lakes and fields to enjoy. I’m still getting my head around all the roundabouts and grid system! I bought an escooter that I ride to and from the station, which makes the commutes even more fun!