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Postgraduate Teaching Assistants

Arena One

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If you have not yet attended any CALT courses, please see UCL Arena One for information about the new scheme, launching in September 2014.

UCL Arena One is a development pathway for postgraduates who teach (usually called PGTAs) at UCL, leading (optionally) to the submission of an application to become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Training and Development: Attending a Course Prior to September 2014

If you attended a course with CALT prior to September 2014, you could be eligible to apply for recognition as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). You will need to do this via UCL Arena Open.

This involves the compilation and submission of an application, which is a written claim in line with specific criteria. This portfolio is your narrative account of learning to teach (4 x 500 word case studies), presenting evidence of and reflecting analytically upon your developing concepts of teaching and learning and on your practical experience of teaching.

You should attend both an 'Initial Guidance' and Associate Fellow 'Developing Your Application' session for support with your application. Dates and times of upcoming sessions can be found on the UCL Arena website.

When you attend an ‘Initial Guidance’ or ‘Developing Your Application’ session, please inform the course leader at the beginning of the session that you have attended a previous CALT course. The new route for PGTAs, called UCL Arena One, is to attend a Gateway workshop and then the Teaching Associate Programme, but you do not need to attend these sessions and can start your application directly.

If, after reading the information in this guidance, you’re thinking of applying for an Associate Fellowship, or for more information, please email: arena.open@ucl.ac.uk.

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