UCL Personal and Professional Development

Get Involved...

But we can’t develop a system that is supposed to help you without getting your input and involvement. We need participation from a wide range of students, from those who think they are unlikely to use to system as much as those of you who think this could be really useful. Please get involved, even if you think you don’t have much to add. We need everyone’s views.

With this in mind, we have a number of opportunities that we need to recruit your help for over the coming year.

Focus groups - understanding student development

We will be holding a number of focus groups early on in the autumn term to gauge the initial thoughts of incoming system on the PPD system. They will also be used to follow up qualitatively on some of the themes emerging from the 'Starting University' survey

We will be interested in exploring:

  • The resources available to you to help your Personal & Professional Development
  • Your attitude towards your own development and learning at university
  • Your feelings so far about starting university

We would like to get as wide a range of views as possible so encourage all students to sign up for the focus groups, even if you don't necessarily feel like you have much to add or have not really engaged with the resources.

Sign up for Focus Group and receive a Palgrave Study Skills book:
  • Dates for Spring Term will be announced soon

General Feedback

We also welcome ongoing feedback on the PPD system, including this booklet throughout the year. To leave your views, please visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/ppd/feedback

Case Studies

Case studies provide an important learning resource for others and will help other students think about their own development. They are also a useful tool for reflecting on what you have achieved so far. We would very much like to hear your stories to share with other students. They can be on anything in relation to PPD from how you have used the resources available, how you have developed your skills, how PPD has helped you in during your time at university…anything. 

All case studies that are selected for publication will receive a £20 Waterstones voucher.

  • Guidance notes for writing a case study (coming sooon)
  • Email your case studies to Abbie Willett (a.willett@ucl.ac.uk)

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