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Terry MacDonell

Director of College Administration
Central Saint Martins
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Terry  MacDonell


Terry is a member of the College Senior Management team. Her role is to manage and support the strategic and operational activities within the College. Her areas of responsibility include: college registry, finance, staffing, college infrastructure, complaints and data compliance. Terry also has day-to-day overview for technical resources.

With a long career in higher education administration, Terry has previously worked at City University, Royal Holloway, London Metropolitan University and the Institute of Psychiatry. As a non-creative by education and coming from very traditional roles, the big surprise for her has been having to think differently about service models, support and delivery for arts and design.

Terry says: “As an administrator in more traditional higher education institutions, I never really had the opportunity to experience the same level of connectivity to the students and staff as I do at UAL. I do believe that you need to be immersed in – and be a part of – the whole experience, in order to be able to deliver the best support and services.

"It is sometimes quite humbling to witness the emergence of some of the most amazing creativity, and know that you and your team played a part in facilitating that end product. For me, that’s what makes my job so fulfilling.”


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