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Communications and Student Engagement

The team runs the Teaching & Learning Portal and communications related to the education strategy. They also enable students and staff to work in partnership and ensure student voices are heard.

Please note: Due to Covid-19 mitigation, we are all currently working from home and can be contacted by MS Teams (for UCL colleagues only) or email. 

Katie Price
Katie Price

Director of Communications and Student Engagement

Email: kat.price@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 6505 (internal: 56505)

I co-lead, with Megan Gerrie, the Office of Vice Provost (Education and Student Affairs), which drives the implementation of UCL’s education strategy. 

Contact me about

  • Strategic change communications
  • Student partnership


Roisin Cassidy
Róisín Cassidy, FHEA

Head of Internal Communications  

Email: roisin.cassidy@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 6504 (internal: 56504)

I plan and support communications for all the projects related to OVPESA, education and the student experience at UCL.  

Contact me about 

  • Communications related to education at UCL.
  • Communicating operational and strategy change that affects teaching and learning.
  • Recognising and celebrating achievements in teaching and teaching support.
  • Content for the Teaching & Learning Portal such as news stories and case studies.
  • Content for the monthly education newsletter and the termly Teaching and Learning e-bulletin for education leads
  • Developing and promoting resources to support teaching and learning.

I work from home on Thursdays. 


Lauren
Lauren Hawkridge

Communications and Events Manager, UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education     

Email: l.hawkridge@ucl.ac.uk    

Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 6464 (internal: 56464)

I manage communications in UCL Arena Centre, working closely with the Vice-Provost (Education & Student Affairs) on projects related to education and the student experience at UCL.  

I manage the promotion and organisation of large events such as the UCL Education Conference and UCL Education Awards, as well as staff teaching and learning training events. 

I am an editor of the UCL Teaching and Learning Portal and write the monthly UCL Education and Events newsletter.  

I am also responsible for the Twitter account @UCLArena.

Contact me about

Submissions for, and organisation of:


Ruth Harper

Associate Director, Student Partnership (Maternity cover)

Email: ruth.harper@ucl.ac.uk    

I oversee student engagement at UCL, ensuring that there are opportunities for students to share their views and feedback and shape education at UCL. This includes everything from running institutional surveys to creating opportunities for student-staff partnerships via project teams or task and finish groups. 

My substantive role is the Institute Manager in the UCL Institute of the Americas, and prior to that I worked as the Education Administration Manager at GOS UCL Institute of Child Health. I have also worked at a for a number of other universities including INTO UEA London, Brunel University and Hull University Union.

Contact me about

  • Creating opportunities for students to give their feedback, views and ideas
  • Closing the loop with students so they know how their feedback has shaped UCL
  • Opportunities for students to work in partnership with staff and drive change at UCL

Student engagement at UCL for staff 

You Shape UCL website

I work from home on Mondays, and I do not work on Fridays.


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Sally Mackenzie

Associate Director, Student Partnership

Sally is currently on leave until 2021. Please direct any enquiries to Ruth Harper

Email: sally.mackenzie@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 6509 (internal: 56509)

I oversee student engagement at UCL, ensuring that there are opportunities for students to share their views and feedback and shape education at UCL. This includes everything from running institutional surveys to creating opportunities for student-staff partnerships via project teams or task and finish groups. 

Prior to joining the team, I worked for a number of other universities including the Institute of Education, Macquarie University in Sydney and King’s College London.


Tom McMahon
Tom McMahon

Student Partnership Manager

Email: t.mcmahon@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 6765 (internal: 56765)

I devise the promotional campaigns for UCL-wide and national surveys, ensuring that staff and students have an awareness and understanding of student feedback mechanisms. 

These surveys include:

I also run the You Shaped UCL campaign, which shows how student feedback has informed improvements to the student experience at UCL.   

I maintain the Student Experience Panel, which promotes opportunities for students to take part in ad-hoc student engagement opportunities such as focus groups.  

Prior to UCL I worked at Middlesex University and in the telecoms sector, specialising in marketing communications and events management. 

Contact me about

I usually work from home on Thursdays.


Sarah Grossman, Student Surveys Manager
Sarah Grossman

Student Surveys Manager

Emails.grossman@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 6502 (internal: 56502)

I manage the various institution-wide student surveys, including:

I analyse and report on the results and provide guidance on good survey practice. This information is used to inform the enhancement of the student experience at UCL and feeds into policy and strategy development.

Contact me about

  • help accessing your department/faculty results for any of the institution-wide surveys listed above. 
  • running an institution-wide survey different to the ones above.

I usually work from home on Tuesdays.


Yusuf Ozkizil

Project Manager, Student Engagement

Email: y.ozkizil@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 6646 (internal: 56646)