If you have any questions about our opportunities for teachers and school staff, please contact the Teacher Engagement team:

T: 020 3108 6236 (9:00am-4:30pm Mon-Fri)


Professional Learning Network

The UCL Access and Widening Participation Office have launched a Professional Learning Network (PLN) for teachers and education professionals. Members of the PLN will be invited to attend special events including regular ‘Teacher Takeaway’ twilight CPD sessions, teacher conferences, and also receive a regular newsletter.

Activities and events will draw together academics, researchers and teachers to explore pedagogies and tools that aim to close the attainment gap and support social mobility through education. Our intention is that practising teachers will form a powerful voice within the PLN, shaping content and helping to deliver CPD, which will be complemented by contributions from experts within higher education and the world of work.

As part of UCL’s commitment to widening participation and fair access, the Professional Learning Network is free to join and aimed at teachers working in state-funded schools and colleges. If you would like to be a part of the Network please register using the online form.

Teacher Takeaway

Approaching Metacognition in the Classroom

Tuesday 24 April 2018, 6.00-7.30pm

UCL Institute of Education, London

The UCL Access and Widening Participation Office is delighted to welcome James Mannion to lead this interactive CPD event for teachers, focused on approaching metacognitive strategies in the classroom, or 'learning to learn'.

James recently completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge, which focused on the evaluation of a whole school learning and skills programme, known as Learning Skills. The Learning Skills programme revealed statistically significant gains in subject learning across all curriculum areas, with accelerated gains among students from disadvantaged backgrounds (Mannion & Mercer, 2016). 

The Teacher Takeaway will explore the implementation of the Learning Skills programme, how it draws upon metacognitive strategies, and also outline a set of practical steps teachers can take to use in their own classroom settings. 

The event is free, and open to teachers working in state schools and colleges, but booking is essential. To secure your place please email