UCL Human Resources


Launching our new EA/PA Community of Practice

8 June 2022

Join UCL colleagues for the hybrid launch of a new Community of Practice (CoP) for Executive Assistants and Personal Assistants on Wednesday 22 June, from 14.00.

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Sign up for the launch

This event will be hybrid: you will be able to attend online via Microsoft Teams, or in person at 106 Gordon House.

All UCL staff are invited to the official launch of our Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant (EA/PA) CoP. This is a new Community of Practice for staff who spend the majority of their core role working as, or have responsibilities directly to, an EA or PA. This event is open for current CoP members and those with an interest in joining the CoP.

The Communities of Practice (CoPs) are structured to bring staff together from across UCL, to share knowledge, solve shared problems, and develop their practice areas, through projects, events, activities and more. 

Schedule (subject to change):

  • 14:00-14:30: Arrival and refreshments
  • 14:30-15:00: Introduction by
    • CoP Co-Leads, Faith Poyser, Izzie Harvey, Sarah Mayhew and Celeste Turner
    • UCL Communities of Practice Manager - Therese Johns
  • 15:00-16:00: Keynote speaker – Adam Fidler, Principal and Founder, Adam Fidler Academy
  • 16.00-16.15: Provost’s Chief of Staff and EA/PA CoP Sponsor - Clare Goudy
  • 16:15-16:30: Informal networking

Register to attend in person or online on Eventbrite.

For those attending in person, there will be a chance to network informally with refreshments.

If you can’t attend for any reason but want to know more about/how to join the EA/PA Community of Practice, please do get in contact with either Faith Poyser, Izzie Harvey, Sarah Mayhew or Celeste Turner.

More about the EA/PA Community of Practice

This CoP is for any member of staff who works as a PA or EA (or has a similar title) for at least 50% of their working hours at UCL. Duties will likely include providing full administrative support to one or more senior manager(s) and often acting as a delegate on their behalf.

You will use a range of hard and soft skills to manage work and may also be responsible for other office administrative duties in your department.