Published on May 1, 2013 | by Cecilia Sundström0
Meet LCC’s new Head of College
Natalie Brett, LCC’s new Head of College, invited students for coffee on April 30 as she introduced herself to the institution’s members.
The afternoon mingle was an opportunity for students to speak their mind as it gathered student and union representatives together with LCC staff and, of course, curious students.
Starting her position in January, Mrs Brett has a long history with the UAL after spending 17 years working at the university. LCC is her third, and – she says – last institution.
She has received a warm welcome from both staff and student representatives, who praised her honesty and resolution.
Niamh Coghlan, LCC College Coordinator, says: “I expect great things! LCC needs someone who is not afraid to say ‘no, we’re doing it this way’ and she is that person.”
Josh Jones says: “She is strong but warm at the same time and she is forthright – you can always expect an honest opinion.”
Mrs Brett has had several positions at the university, among them she has been a course director, dean at Camberwell, and worked at the international office. Before joining the university she worked with graphic design, a background she thinks makes her suitable for the similarly creative environment at LCC.
As the new Head of College, Mrs Brett plans to open a graduate school which will consist of events such as talks and workshops to support groups of interested people and prepare them for the future.
She says: “We are trying to make sure what we’re delivering fits well with what employers want.”
In terms of changes in LCC, Mrs Brett says she has not had any major requests so far.
“Most of the urgent problems that people were moaning about have been dealt with,” she says. “On the whole people seem to be okay.”