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More than 50 staff gain UCL Arena Fellowships

5 August 2014

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Fifty-two members of UCL staff received UCL Arena Fellowships in July in recognition of their teaching experience and expertise.

The latest round of UCL Arena assessments saw 42 applicants become associate fellows, with a further seven becoming fellows and three reaching the level of senior fellowship – the highest available at UCL.

The UCL Arena scheme, which launched in April, offers UCL staff the opportunity to develop their teaching and gain Higher Education Academy-accredited awards.

All UCL staff can attend UCL Arena teaching and learning events, and anyone involved in teaching or supporting learning can apply for a Fellowship.

Zahraa Jalal, UCL School of Pharmacy, was among those awarded a UCL Arena Fellowship.

“It was really very encouraging to have my teaching recognised as a qualification,” she said. “We put in so much hard work as teachers, and to have it all recognised was like a treat and makes you want to learn more to deliver a high standard of teaching.”

She found UCL Arena events and skills sessions especially helpful in developing her practice and producing a successful application.

“I met a lot of colleagues from UCL in my field and in other fields, and it was an opportunity to engage further in deep thinking about teaching and learning. The courses allowed me to have an insight of other teachers’ work and also evaluate my own work.”

Applications consist of four case studies and two references and are judged against the UK Professional Standards Framework.

Information on how to get involved in the scheme is available at the UCL Arena website.

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