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Collaborating with health centres in Tanzania and Jamaica

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Professor Timothy McHugh teaching in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre

Professor Tim McHugh, Director of the UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology, explains why working with and in resource-poor countries is so important, both for research and teaching.

Sharing student learning via videos

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Video camera

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.

Preparing students for research using virtual labs and a journal club

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UCL students using microscopes in a lab

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

Students chairing tutorials

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A student talks in his tutorial

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.

Ongoing collaborative research project on the history of electricity

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A student gives a presentation to her peers

Dr Chiara Ambrosio explains how this unique and innovative course works, and why it’s so beneficial for students.

Observing extra-solar planets

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Orion

In 2008/09 the Astrophysics department applied for funding to facilitate the participation of undergraduates in a collaborative research project.

Scenario-based learning in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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University Street sign, London

In this video, Dr Benn Thomsen from UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering discusses his experiences of using scenarios to aid the teaching of undergraduate students. The presentation slides are available to download below the video.

Using the Teaching Equipment Fund to buy water level recorders

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River Rye

Dr Helene Burningham describes how instruments bought with help from the Teaching Equipment Fund have revolutionised teaching in the Department of Geography.

Complementing personal tutoring with group coaching

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Gillian Lacey-Solymar talks to students

Craig Daraz, Teaching Programme Manager at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, explains how postgraduates’ employability is boosted through a combination of individual and group tutorials.

Personal tutoring in Chemistry

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UCL Quad

Dr Andrew Wills, Director of Studies for the Department of Chemistry, talks about the personal tutoring system.

Peer observation of teaching in Chemistry

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Audience in a UCL lecture theatre

The Department of Chemistry’s Dr Andrew Wills, Director of Studies, explains how peer observation of teaching can enrich small-group teaching and e-resources as well as lectures.

Peer-assisted learning in the UCL Medical School

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

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

Using anatomical drawings to help teach Shakespeare

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Study of the Borghese Gladiator, c1600, Anonymous (UCL Art Museum 4726)

Dr Chris Laoutaris, from the Department of English Language and Literature, explains how he used the UCL Art Museum to help his students understand Shakespeare plays.

'Mystery specimen' project

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Object-based learning in the Grant Museum

Dr Helen Chatterjee, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Deputy Director of Museums, explains why there are so many puzzled-looking students in the Grant Museum of Zoology.

Helping a graduate get a job in the Home Office

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Cruciform building, UCL

The Institute of Archaeology’s Professor Sue Hamilton explains how using the key skills grid in her personal tutoring sessions helped a former student get a job at the Home Office.

Quick-fire teaching: the languages of the Danube

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Antique map

Find out how nine teaching fellows went about designing a set of six-hour courses aimed at teaching undergraduate students languages from around the Danube. The case study was compiled by Jelena Čalić, Ramona Gonczol, Lily Kahn, Sabine Lins, Christina Parte, Eszter Tarsoly and Olga Willet.

Real-life planning scenario based on Dar es Salaam

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Students role-play a protest

Dr Kamna Patel tells us about the week-long scenario-based learning exercise students at the Development Planning Unit (DPU) undertook in Autumn 2012.

The transcultural language of art

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Students visiting the Slade School of Fine Art

Andrew Stahl, Head of Undergraduate Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, explains how he uses international residencies to aide his students' global understanding.

Intercultural understanding in Museum Studies

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Rare books

Museum Studies students come from around the world and have distinct sociocultural identities. Being able to communicate effectively and in culturally sensitive ways is a key element of effective group work carried out as part of the Museum Communication course (exhibition element). Intercultural understanding and respect become part of students’ professional ethos.

Urban design in a global context

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UCL Quad

In this PowerPoint presentation, Dr Claire Colomb discusses how she used London as an example when teaching students how to understand urban design issues in a global context.

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