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New series of monthly lunchtime teaching & learning events

10 October 2013

UCL Teaching and Learning Exchange

A series of lunchtime sessions on topics of collegial interest open to all UCL staff. Sandwiches and refreshments are supplied. Please register so we have accurate numbers for catering.

Teaching & Learning Exchange Poster

Future events term 1:

Less Work, better assessment: how TESTA can help

Dr Teresa McConlogue and Dr Jenny Marie - Senior Teaching Fellows-CALT
13th November 2013 from 1pm-2pm
Gavin De Beer LT (G04), Anatomy Building

Feedback: what works?

Dr Dilly Fung - CALT Director
4th December 2013 from 1pm-2pm
Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre (G04), Anatomy

Please visit UCL Teaching and Learning Exchange web pages for series details

Previous Session:

"Learning is Personal"  - Personal Tutoring at UCL

The first event in the 'Teaching and Learning Exchange' lunchtime series was held recently in the Haldane Room, filled to capacity. The focus of this launch event was on Personal Tutoring, with briefings from various UCL colleagues representing a range of the services that Personal Tutors should find it useful to know about: the Transition Programme, Student Support and Wellbeing, UCL Careers Service, Student Psychological Services. There was also a contribution from Judy Medrington of the Institute of Archaeology, illustrating how good personal tutoring in a department can enhance student accomplishment and satisfaction, ultimately reflected highly in comparative indicators such as the National Student Survey (NSS).

The event highlighted the launch of an enriched set of online resources for Personal Tutors, including video interviews with colleagues from across UCL giving guidance on both the general and specific aspects of personal tutoring. In the same vein, the event was filmed and the edited highlights can be viewed online at, along with links to the services represented (and the speakers' slides from the day). This may be of interest to those who couldn't make it on the day, or perhaps also those who were but wanting to review or find out more.

The next 'Teaching & Learning Exchange' event is from 1 - 2 pm on 13 November, "Less Work, Better Assessment: How TESTA can help" with Drs Teresa McConlogue and Jenny Marie. Lunch will be provided. Please register here to confirm numbers for catering.

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