Staff Information

Teaching documents


[Teaching and Learning Strategy Document]

Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate

Lectures: [Module Organisor Job Description] [Module Lecturer Job Description] [Student Register] [Lecture Feedback Form] [Lecture Observation Form]

Coursework: [Coursework Tracking Sheet] [Coursework Mark Record Sheet] [Penalties for late submission or overlength coursework]

Exams: [Exam Mark Spreadsheets for Portico]

Projects: [Instructions] [Risk assessment] [Risk assessment guidance] [Assessment - 1st supervisor] [Assessment - 2nd supervisor]

Tutorials: [Undergraduate Year Tutor Job Description] [Undergraduate Academic Tutor Job Description] [Undergraduate Tutorial Record Form]

PhD [Selection and Monitoring] [MPhil transfer form] [Transfer feedback form] [Examiners forms]

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Probation, Appraisal, and Training

All UCL appointments are subject to a period of probation, which is either six months (grades 1-6) or nine months (grades 7-10). Information and forms are available.

UCL requires that all members of staff undergo appraisal at least once every two years. This policy is founded on the belief that all members of staff have a right to a clear understanding of their department's expectations of them, and to have an opportunity for detailed discussion of their contribution to the department and UCL. The appraisal is normally conducted by the staff member’s line manager (e.g. head of research group) and is designed to facilitate effective two-way communication. It also enables any training and development needs to be identified. The first appraisal should be conducted within six months of the end of the probationary period, with the aim of setting objectives. Guidance on the appraisal scheme and advice on setting objectives are available.

The appraisal form (for non-professorial staff) should be completed and given to the Departmental Administrator, Karen Cardy. UCL Professors are appraised by the Head of Department using the online PAR system.

It is UCL policy that staff on fixed-term contracts attend an “End of Contract” meeting with their line manager no later than three-and-a-half months before the end of their appointment. This meeting provides an opportunity to explore redeployment options.

UCL's Organisational and Staff Development (OSD) unit offers a wide-ranging programme of training courses, giving opportunities for all staff to update and enhance their knowledge and skills to fulfill current and future demands at work.

It is recommended that all UCL staff should complete three learning events per year.

Health and Safety Information

The department's Health & Safety Officer is Joe Evans. Note that all staff and students engaged in research activity must complete a Project Risk Assessment form for every project in which he or she is involved.

[Project Risk Assessment form]

[Guidance on completing a Project Risk Assessment form]

The department's Health & Safety Policy is available in the Staff Handbook. A comprehensive set of additional Health & Safety information and other risk assessment forms are available on the department intranet.

Research Ethics at UCL

All research involving human participants and the collection and/or study of data derived from living human participants undertaken by UCL staff and students requires prior ethical approval by the UCL Research Ethics Committee (REC) to ensure that the research conforms with general ethical principles and standards. More information is available in an ethics leaflet or by visiting the UCL Ethics website where you can also finding instructions on how to apply.

Working with the new website


This website uses the Silva Content Management System. It is intended to make the website easier to maintain, enforce a consistent appearance across the site, and allow users to create and update information without worrying about the formatting.

Silva allows users to modify pages (a bit like Wikipedia). At the bottom right corner of each page, you'll see a little cross. If you click on it, users with appropriate permissions can edit the page. At the moment, you can save changes to a page but when you publish the changes to the internet, they need to be authorised before they go on-line.

UCL provides quite a bit of help on editing, and there are some notes below. If you need more help, ask Adam.

Modifying pages

The links below open instructions on how to modify or create specific pages.