UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Five Questions with Sebastian Carrington

10 June 2020

Sebastian Carrington has returned to the EEE Department as a Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator. He is based in the Professional Services team. We asked Sebastian five questions to get to know him better.

Seb Carrington

Tell us a little bit about your educational background

I completed my bachelors in History and Politics at the University of Kent back in 2013 and began working in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at UCL in 2014. This is my fourth role at UCL having been on other secondments with Academic Services, but I’ve now returned to EEE!

What do you like about working in Higher Education?

Working in higher education is very rewarding. It is great to see the progress of students from their first year up until their graduation and know that you’ve helped to support them where support was needed. UCL is also an incredibly diverse institution and it is great to be able to have worked with and converse with academics, students and staff from around the world!

What’s the last good book you read?

I don’t tend to read novels often but The Road by Cormac McCarthy was perhaps the most intense and emotionally gripping book I’ve read in a long time! It is not the most uplifting novel as it is set in a post-apocalyptic world but it is a riveting read! 

Tell us something interesting about yourself

I taught myself to play the electric guitar whilst at secondary school via the medium of YouTube! I still dabble in a bit of guitar today, playing anything from the likes of Hendrix to Slash.

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?

I’ve always been fascinated with the Cold War and the knife edge tension that came with it. Whilst living through it must have been terrifying, the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 must have been extraordinary to witness; though I certainly hope nothing of the sort ever happens again!