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Teaching and learning contacts at UCL

The Teaching and Learning Portal is a shared resource for all teaching staff at UCL. If you or your department would like to be featured on it or you have any feedback on how we can make the portal better, please email editor Luke Davis on teaching.learning@ucl.ac.uk or call 0207 679 1937 (internal extension 41937). 

If you would like to get in touch with a department or service directly, a list of useful contacts is below. 

Academic Support

For information and advice on UCL committees, governance, quality assurance, the  Research Excellence Framework, the Academic Manual or senior staff appointments, tel: 020 7679 8878 or visit the Academic Support website.

Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CALT)

The UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) offers professional development opportunities, advice, resources, and scholarly collaboration with and between staff across UCL on teaching and learning enhancement projects.

In addition to this, CALT has seven teaching fellows, six of whom are school-facing, dedicated to providing subject-specific teaching and learning guidance and advice on how to implement UCL’s teaching and learning priorities. 

Film, video and audio (multimedia)

Key skills

For information on developing both taught and research students' key skills and the resources available at UCL, contact Professor David Bogle (graduates) or Dr Paul Walker (undergraduates).

E-Learning Environments (ELE)

The role of ELE is to lead, support and promote the use of technology to enhance learning, teaching and the student experience. The service provides courses, workshops, masterclasses and briefings, and encourages and supports formal and informal networks.

Library services

UCL Library Services has 16 libraries located across London; visit their website for a list of UCL’s libraries, their opening hours and contact details or email library@ucl.ac.uk for general enquiries.

The Library’s Teaching & Learning Support Section (TLSS) supports UCL’s online reading list system which integrates with Moodle.

Visit the A-Z of subject librarians for a named representative for each subject area who will work with academic colleagues to maximise the benefits for students of using the library's resources.

UCL Library Special Collections is one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK.

Museums and Collections

Object-based learning (Museums and Collections)

For help and advice on incorporating objects from UCL's Museums and Collections into your teaching, please contact Leonie Hannan, Teaching Fellow in Object-based Learning.

Personal tutor scheme

For information or advice on carrying out the duties of a personal tutor, read the Personal Tutors' handbook or contact Dr Ruth Siddall or Dr Paul Walker.

Photography and digitisation

For photography, copying artwork and converting slides to digital images, email photo-support@ucl.ac.uk

Training and staff development

  • For short courses on teaching and learning and advice on all aspects of teaching at UCL, contact the UCL Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CALT) by emailing calt@ucl.ac.uk, calling 020 7679 1610 (internal extension 41610) or getting in touch with one of the CALT teaching fellows for your school
  • For support, advice and training in learning technologies, including Moodle, Lecturecast and e-assessment, contact E-Learning Environments (ELE) by emailing ele@ucl.ac.uk or calling 020 7679 0820 (internal extension 40820)
  • For details of all of UCL’s in-house training programmes, contact osd@ucl.ac.uk
  • For IT training courses, contact is-courses@ucl.ac.uk

UCL teaching and learning policies

  • Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost (Education), is responsible to the Provost for developing and promoting teaching and learning at UCL. For more information on any aspect of teaching and learning policy, please contact Clare Goudy in the Vice-Provost's Office.
  • Monitoring academic quality and standards is the role of the new Academic Support department, which co-ordinates UCL's quality management and enhancement (QME) operations.
  • A network of UCL standing committees and sub-committees oversee the teaching and learning agenda.
  • Contact CALT teaching fellows for advice and information on:

    • Professional standards framework
    • Key skills
    • Assessment and feedback
    • Internationalisation of the curriculum
    • Learning technologies.

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