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UCL Arena Open Guidance Pack


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How can I get some personal advice on the right options for me?

If possible, come along to one of the regularly offered UCL Arena Initial Guidance sessions in Torrington Place, or email arena.open@ucl.ac.uk and a member of the UCL Arena team will contact you. One to one appointments can also be made.

Arena Open

What is UCL Arena Open?

UCL Arena Open is a welcoming and flexible programme of events and opportunities which focus on advancing research-based education at UCL. The scheme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), which means that UCL can confer awards relating to teaching and leading in higher education upon its own staff.

No matter what your job title, if you teach or support students’ learning at UCL, or if you lead on an area of education, (for example, as a programme coordinator, departmental tutor or team leader), you’re welcome just to come along and participate when you choose.

You’re also invited to offer to create and lead sessions or other activities for UCL colleagues with a view to sharing good practice or innovations. Sessions cover a wide variety of topics relating to teaching and research supervision. They draw on and celebrate creative approaches to education across the whole breadth of subject areas and professional specialisms at UCL.


Getting started

 (Please note: you should attend an initial guidance session and developing your application session before you submit an application for Arena Open)


Professional Recognition

UCL Arena Open also gives experienced staff the opportunity to gain both a UCL Arena Fellowship and the corresponding HEA Fellowship in one of three categories – Associate Fellowship, Fellowship or Senior Fellowship. These awards are made on the basis of your successful experience of teaching, supporting students’ learning or leading on an aspect of education at UCL.

The HEA Fellowship is a popular, flexible option for colleagues who missed out on gaining a ‘teaching in higher education’ qualification earlier in their career. It is recognized fully as a qualification by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). The HEA Senior Fellowship award exemplifies your achievements and impact if you are a leader in an area of education.

The awards entitle you to use the post-nominal letters AFHEA, FHEA or SFHEA, depending on the category of Fellowship, and can be advantageous for career development, as many higher education institutions are now recognising their value.

Summary of the Fellowship Framework (pdf)Application Template (Word doc)

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon.

For further information please contact arena.open@ucl.ac.uk

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