UEL appoints director of student life

The University of East London has appointed Gareth Smith as its Director of Student Life.

Gareth, who is currently the Head of Podium - The Further and Higher Education Unit for London 2012 – will take up the newly created position later this summer. Gareth’s main responsibilities will include management of the teams in Student Services as well as leading on corporate initiatives to improve the quality of student life on campus and impact on the student experience.

During his five years at Podium, Gareth has forged strong links with universities and colleges regarding all aspects of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and their legacy.

Gareth said: “I am delighted to be taking up the role of Director of Student Life and joining UEL at such an exciting time. Having worked closely with the University over the past five years, I am looking forward to continuing to do so with both staff and students to further enhance the quality of the student experience.”