Spotlight on Sabrina Sehra
4 April 2019
Sabrina is Head of Learning and Development, UCL Human Resources.
What is your role and what does it involve?
As Head of Learning and Development I am focused on ensuring that people development is at the forefront of what we do at UCL. I want to create a learning environment that inspires individuals’ curiosity for learning and facilitates ownership of their continued development.
My role involves working closely with our many audiences to ensure that the training and development experiences that are available to them are good quality, relevant and makes a difference to them in their every day work.
How long have you been at UCL and what was your previous role?
I started at UCL earlier this year, and previous to joining UCL I worked at Atos, offering specialist learning consultancy to large-scale IT, tech and finance organisations.
Tell us about a project you are working on now which is top of your to-do list.
An exciting project I am currently working on is around developing good quality, focused development for our management population at UCL. This includes training, toolkits and working closely with our talent team to ensure that our managers can access opportunities to develop both within their roles and outside of their roles.
What is your favourite album, film and novel?
My favourite album is Lionel Richie's Greatest Hits.
My favourite film is The Godfather.
My favourite book is Memoirs of a Geisha.
What is your favourite joke (pre-watershed)?
Did you hear the one about the claustrophobic astronaut?
He just needed a little space!
Who would be your dream dinner guests?
Henry VII, Barak Obama, Shakespeare and Mother Theresa.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t be in such a rush to get to my destination, take time to enjoy the journey.
What would it surprise people to know about you?
I am a professionally trained make-up artist specialising in media makeup.
What is your favourite place?
My favourite place is at a dining table full of good food, and great company.