UCL Personal and Professional Development

Available Resources

UCL provides the following resources to support your Personal and Professional Development. For further guidance on how to use these facilities in conjunction with each other see our PPD development guidance pages.

Personal & Professional Development System

The Personal & Professional Development System allows you to profile your skills, attributes and knowledge and plan and record your development.

PPD System

PPD Framework

The PPD Framework provides access to a number of resources to help you develop specific areas.

PPD Framework

Personal Tutors

Every student at UCL is provided with a Personal Tutor (a supervisor in research degrees), who will normally be a member of teaching staff but not necessarily teaching courses taken by their tutees. This will include facilitating personal and professional development in all years of study.

Personal Tutors

Skills4Study Campus

Palgrave's skills4studycampus provides 10 interactive courses on: getting ready for academic study; reading & note-making; writing skills; referencing & understanding plagiarism; critical thinking; exam skills; groupwork & presentations; projects, dissertations and reports; employability & personal development; and time management.

The link below will ask you to enter your UCL username and password before directing you to the institutional login for the site.

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UCL ChangeMakers

UCL ChangeMakers supports you in running or getting involved in a project to innovate, enhance or improve your learning experience at UCL.

Being a UCL ChangeMaker will give you really valuable experience and skills. You will be supported throughout by a central UCL ChangeMaker Team who will help coordinate and guide the project so that it is relevant, effective and, hopefully, enjoyable. You will also get paid to do it.

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Volunteering at UCLU

The Volunteering Services Unit (VSU) is UCLU’s dedicated facility for students who want to get involved with volunteering projects in the local community. You can give as much or as little time as you can spare; learning new skills, making friends, and contributing to other peoples’ lives.

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MyPortfolio allows you to keep a learning journal, upload files of evidence and create a CV.



Skills4Work is an initiative organised jointly by UCL Union and UCL Careers Service giving you the opportunity to meet employers and develop the skills needed to start your career when you leave UCL.


UCL Library Services

Developed by UCL Library Services this resources helps users develop key information skills organised under 6 headings. Includes direct link to the training calendar and WISE

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