Welcome to Personal and Professional Development at UCL
UCL has long believed in the importance of the personal and professional development of its students. We recognise its relevance to all aspects of the student experience: transition, academic work, extra-curricular activities, as well as to immediate and longer term career prospects for graduates.
Its importance to a UCL education goes beyond this. We believe that a university education should foster not only the acquisition of subject knowledge, but also the advanced skills and attributes that will enable graduates to meet the significant challenges facing individuals, communities and mankind on a global scale. Personal and professional development is a vital part of UCL's aspiration to provide an education for Global Citizenship.
Acquiring knowledge is familiar to all of us as a kind of 'outside in' process, via lectures, discussions and private reading etc, but the development of skills and attributes is fundamentally different. Learning at these deeper levels needs your active engagement, more of an 'inside out' process. UCL therefore provides a number of resources, to support various aspects of the development process. This site is intended to help UCL taught students and their personal tutors to navigate and get the most out of them.
This section offers guidance for students in taught degrees on self-directed development of personal and professional skills and attributes, using a range of resources available to support this kind of learning.
This section provides quick links to the resources available for personal and professional development and also to their user guides. It will be of interest to both taught students and staff.
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