Spotlight on Keiran Goddard

8 February 2013

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This week the spotlight is on Keiran Goddard, Communications Manager for UCL Laws.

What is your role and what does it involve?

I am the Communications Manager for UCL Laws. There are various aspects of the role, most of which centre around increasing the public profile and reputation of the faculty. There is a particular focus on reportage and accountability through our various communications channels as well as the wider press and media. You can see some of our recent work here.

On a day-to-day level, this most frequently translates into taking events, research, policy and outreach work conducted by the faculty and presenting and disseminating them in the best way possible.

How long have you been at UCL and what was your previous role?

I have only been at UCL for around six months. Prior to this I have worked as a journalist, editor and copywriter.

What working achievement or initiative are you most proud of?

There are a wide variety of interesting research projects and events within the faculty – most days this means I get to read and write about something interesting, socially relevant and with potential real world impact. That said, if forced to choose, I am always happy to be working on topics relating to access and educational outreach.

What is your life like outside UCL?

Relatively simple. I like records, books and whiskey. I like to read, I write articles for a few places about music, books and social policy relating to mental health. I am also politically active and involved with a few campaigning organisations and charities.