Spotlight on... Jenny Goh
5 August 2021
This week we meet Jenny Goh, Web Manager and Editor at the Slade School of Fine Art. Here, she chats to us about preparing for the Slade Summer Show, which opens next month as part of the School's 150th anniversary celebrations.
What is your role and what does it involve?
I work for the Slade School of Fine Art as Web Manager and Editor (part-time). My job involves managing the day-to-day running of the Slade website and the School’s SharePoints and supporting social media and comms work.
I am also responsible for managing the long-term development of the Slade website and staff and student intranets.
How long have you been at UCL and what was your previous role?
I have been at UCL for 19 years. I started as the Slade Summer School and Short Courses Administrator and have worked on the Slade website since 2004.
I have also worked with other UCL departments, helping with their website migration to Drupal.
Prior to UCL, I worked in various arts and media organisations, including the National Theatre, Hayward Gallery and BBC Worldwide. I also worked at the Institute of Education for a year before taking a career break to complete my MA in Computer Applications for the History of Art.
What working achievement or initiative are you most proud of?
Last year, after we went into lockdown, I planned and worked with AH-IT colleagues to develop staff and student SharePoints to act as central points of information whilst we were working remotely. It was a huge amount of work setting it up last summer but worked well once the autumn term started.
Tell us about a project you are working on now which is top of your to-do list?
In the short term, I will be putting together the website for the Slade Summer Show, which opens in September as part of our Slade 150 celebrations. I am also currently working on redeveloping the Slade website, focusing on the promotion of our research, partnerships, and public engagement.
What is your favourite album, film and novel?
Album: Talking Book by Stevie Wonder;
Film: All the President’s Men;
Book: Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler. I read it years ago but still think about it from time to time.
What is your favourite joke (pre-watershed)?
I can never remember jokes, but with credit to @dad_jokes on Twitter
I bought one of those ‘smart light switches’ but it was much too clever...
So I replaced it with a dimmer switch.
Who would be your dream dinner guests?
Michelle Obama, Whoopi Goldberg, Thierry Henry, Jon Snow – the journalist, not the character from Game of Thrones – and my friend Julian, who fits into any occasion and would make sure there were no awkward silences.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Life goes by very quickly – don’t dwell, enjoy and be open to new experiences and ideas.
What would it surprise people to know about you?
I have a British Sign Language (BSL) Intermediate qualification.
What is your favourite place?