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Arena One

UCL Arena One is a development pathway for postgraduate students who teach (usually called PGTAs) at UCL, leading (optionally) to the submission of an application to become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As researchers who teach, PGTAs can make a unique contribution to UCL’s mission to develop excellence in research-based education. Arena One is designed for you as a postgraduate researcher with teaching and/or assessment responsibilities.

The programme will enable you to think creatively about teaching, learning, and assessment in your discipline. You will also have the opportunity to meet colleagues from different disciplines and to plan practical approaches to helping students learn.

Read the UCL Arena One guidelines

  • Arena One begins with an introductory Gateway workshop, designed to prepare you for your teaching responsibilities and introduce you to approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Once you have completed a Gateway session (or equivalent), you then have the opportunity to join the second stage of Arena One: the Teaching Associate Programme
  • If you have attended a CALT course before the start of Arena One (September 2014) and would like to apply for Associate Fellowship directly, please e-mail arena.open@ucl.ac.uk and give details of the training you attended. Please visit UCL Arena Open for more information.

UCL Arena Events

All are welcome to come to Arena Exchange Seminars, Summits and Horizons and Arena Essentials. Academic staff teaching in a range of settings across UCL run these events. Sessions are informal and participants contribute to the dialogue around research-based education.

For further information please contact arena.one@ucl.ac.uk