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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology



In addition to my secretarial duties as Chief PA, I'm in charge of the organisation of CEB's event offering and other communication activities aligned with the department corporate strategy aimed at attracting the very best talent and raising the department profile globally. This task is  facilitated by active stakeholder engagement with CEB's programmes and events and promotion of key teaching and research activities in digital platforms and in print form.  Our event offering has activities targeted at different audiences and it is focused on helping further develop existing relationships and forging new connections with industry, academia and external bodies to help encourage  support of students and the education of the future and mutually beneficial collaborations.


I produce department merchandise and marketing materials in collaboration with external designers. As Chief Editor of CEB Focus, the department's newsletter, our aim is to feature relevant content targeted of interest whilst showcasing CEB teaching and research activities, strengths and academic achievements to the outside world. I organise media coverage of highlight events and key activities, TV/radio appearances and featured articles to be printed in University magazines, local newspapers and trade press. Search and write relevant content for some sections of our department website and posts on social media platforms. As the main Alumni Relations contact for the department,   I put together and implement an annual event schedule including career talks, industry expert panels, open days and graduate recruitment fairs, alumni reunions, undergrad socials. I also help launch and deliver new department initiatives and highlight events. 

As a Secretary to the CEB Senior Management Board, I put agendas together and take minutes at this meetings, also chasing outstanding actions. 

As a Secretary to the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Silver Team, I minute related meetings and would help manage the return to normality and resumption of department core activities in case of an incident. 

Chief Secretary (PA to HoD Professor Lisa Hall and Marketing Assistant)
 Elena  Gonzalez

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