Spotlight on Charlotte Frearson
21 February 2013
This week the spotlight is on Charlotte Frearson, Undergraduate Admissions Administrator for UCL Institute of Archaeology.
What is your role and what does it involve?
I am the undergraduate admissions administrator in the Institute of Archaeology (IoA) – organising official Open Days and providing, by arrangement, tours of the IoA to potential students and dealing with UCAS forms.
I am also responsible for organising students’ archaeological fieldwork and postgraduate students’ museum placements, Moodle and E-Learning (as one of the E-Learning Champions), careers events, school events and outreach.
Finally, I am one of the ‘Impact & Public Engagement Champions’ for my work on social media sites Facebook and Twitter. It is a diverse role that keeps me on my toes!
How long have you been at UCL and what was your previous role?
I have worked in my current role at UCL for four and a half years but before that studied in the UCL Archaeology and Anthropology departments on the MSc in Human Evolution and Behaviour course in 2004/5. I went on to work on St Kilda in the Outer Hebrides on the Soay Sheep Project for a year, and then to Atkins Heritage as an Archaeological Consultant.
What working achievement or initiative are you most proud of?
In using Facebook and Twitter in the department, I feel that we are now able to reach a wider range of alumni and are better placed to keep in touch with everyone, so it would be my role in social media and my achievement of being awarded the 2013 ‘Annual Provost’s Award for Public Engagement: Public Engager of the Year (Support Staff)’ that I am most proud of.
What is your life like outside UCL?
I consider myself a true North Londoner (although my Essex via Bahrain past contradicts this). I am also a freelance music reviewer and spend the rest of my time exploring London.