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Peer-assisted learning case studies

Below are some examples of peer-assisted learning taking place around UCL.

Elisabete Cidre Moving Narratives student change agents

Dr Elisabete Cidre sees her students as partners. Here’s why

Provost’s Teaching Award winner Dr Elisabete Cidre invited post-graduate students to create online resources for undergraduates More...

Published: Jul 1, 2014 3:08:13 PM

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Sharing student learning via videos

Dr Adrien Desjardins of the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering explains why he introduced a video-making element to two of his courses, an idea for which he won a Provost's Teaching Award in 2013. More...

Published: Aug 20, 2013 10:58:54 AM

UCL students using microscopes in a lab

Preparing students for research using virtual labs and a journal club

Dr Richard Day explains the ways in which he prepares his Master’s students for research projects and practical lab work. More...

Published: Aug 14, 2013 4:25:42 PM

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Students chairing tutorials

The Department of Speech and Language Therapy’s Dr Rachel Rees explains why students are asked to chair their own tutorials during the first and second years of their degree. More...

Published: Aug 9, 2013 1:12:15 PM

Students from UCL Medical School in a peer-assisted learning session

Peer-assisted learning in the UCL Medical School

Clinical Teaching Fellow Dr Kaz Iwata talks about the Medical School’s peer-assisted learning scheme. More...

Published: Aug 9, 2013 12:36:09 PM

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PeerWise: a repository for student-designed MCQs

Stefanie Anyadi, Sam Green and Kevin Tang discuss how PeerWise fared when it was piloted on a Linguistics module. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:19:57 PM

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Peer review of virology essays

Dr Richard Milne, from the Centre for Virology, explains how introducing a peer review system helped improve his students' essay marks by an average of one degree class. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:22:23 PM

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Using peer assessment in Chemical Engineering

The UCL Department of Chemical Engineering's Dr Eva Sorensen discusses her experiences of using peer assessment with fourth-year students. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:16:18 PM

Students working together

Mark and give feedback on 100 assignments in an hour through peer-marking

In Engineering Mathematics, it's important to mark and give feedback on assignments quickly, as each topic builds on the last. More...

Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:11:22 PM

Further information 

  • Please note that the case studies section of the Teaching and Learning Portal is a continually evolving resource. If you or your colleagues are involved in great projects or practices that others might be able to take inspiration from, please get in touch by emailing teaching.learning@ucl.ac.uk
  • Find out more about peer-assisted learning at UCL
  • For discipline-specific advice on peer-assisted learning, contact one of the CALT school-facing teaching fellows

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