Robinson College has appointed Nicole Parker as its new Conference & Events Manager.
Nicole joins from the Museum of London, where she was events manager, and has held similar roles at Royal Museums in Greenwich and the RAF Museum. She has also worked as a lighting technician and has a degree in Classics from Royal Holloway, University of London.
At Robinson she will oversee the conference team, including dealing with enquires, ensuring clients get the best rooms to suit their needs, creating the events and running it on the day. This also includes residential conferences, summer schools and dinners. Commenting on the appointment Alexis Moreau, Head of Conference and Catering Services at Robinson College, said: “We’re delighted that Nicole has joined us in this role. Her experience in museums, where it’s very much about creating fantastic client experiences, will be invaluable here at Robinson.”
Soniya Savant has also joined the team, as a maternity cover in the events sales coordinator role. She previously worked in sales for Waldorf Hotels.
Robinson College’s award-winning purpose built conference facilities have operated alongside the college’s academic side for more than 30 years. Facilities include an auditorium for 270, Umney Theatre for 120 and the new Crausaz Wordsworth Building offering cabaret or classroom style for 96 or 80 delegates. It also has a number of meeting rooms.
Robinson is one of the newest colleges in the University of Cambridge. It was founded with a donation by the entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir David Robinson and formally opened in 1981. It has 80 Fellows and around 400 undergraduate and 200 graduate students.