Skills/PPD teaching: guides and case studies
Introduction to Skills teaching/Personal and Professional Development (PPD)
Why it’s important and where to find all the information you need
Key skills such as communication, numeracy and literacy are vital to a good all-round student experience. They help students make the transition from school to university, cope with academic work, enjoy extracurricular activities and enhance their career prospects.
UCL provides a number of resources to develop these skills for taught and research students. A dedicated Personal and Professional Development website has been designed to help taught students and their personal tutors plan and record their skills development in a systematic way.
The Personal Tutors website also gives staff help on key skills development.
UCL introduced the HEAR
system (Higher Education Achievement Record)
to new undergraduates in the 2011-12 academic session in order to provide more
detailed information about a student's learning and achievement beyond the
traditional degree. Activities such as sports participation and leadership of
clubs as well as volunteering will develop students’ key skills and be recorded on
their HEAR. The Global Citizenship Programme is now a part of this system also.
You should also take a look at the case studies and guides that detail how UCL staff are already helping students develop practical skills.
The UCL Careers Placements & Vacancies team facilitate placements and internships for various academic programmes. Rochelle Symons and Charlotte Turnbull explain the benefits of complementing students’ academic learning with an opportunity to see how it relates to the wider world whilst developing crucial professional skills.
Published: Dec 7, 2015 11:36:56 AM
In an Engineering (Biomedical) BEng programme scenario, all lectures stop and students spend the whole week working on a group project where they solve a biomedical engineering problem. Professor Adam Gibson explains.
Published: Nov 27, 2015 3:12:11 PM
Ignacia Ossul and Jack Davy took on the role of ‘Navigators’ during the two-week Global Citizenship Programme, a position where they supported undergraduates’ learning whilst building upon their own teaching experience.
Published: Sep 17, 2015 12:55:46 PM
Matthew Wood-Hill (UCL Bartlett Development Planning Unit) describes how videos are being used to connect research and teaching as well as to take students “beyond just the books”.
Published: Aug 25, 2015 9:47:32 AM