"Teaching is about creating those moments where the world suddenly makes a little bit more sense."

Dr Ben Hanson, Department of Mechanical Engineering 


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Professional development and qualifications for teaching

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UCL is committed to providing exceptional learning experiences for students and staff alike.

A calendar of developmental events focused on creative ways of teaching and assessing in our research-rich environment is provided through the UCL Arena scheme. You are invited to participate in, and indeed to contribute to, the events programme, in order to share approaches and innovations with your UCL colleagues.

If you are a member of staff at UCL, you can also gain qualifications related to teaching in higher education through UCL Arena. These include Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy.

Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT)

CALT provides individuals and departments with advice, guidance and resources in order to enhance the excellent teaching being done around the university. The Centre also works closely with E-Learning Environments and Organisational Development to run the UCL Arena scheme.

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. They run courses, workshops, masterclasses and briefings, and encourage and support formal and informal networks.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses

The Organisational Development (OD) team is responsible for the administration of all personal development courses, for example, communication skills, finance and assertiveness training.

IT-related courses

The Information Services Division (ISD) provides IT-related courses, qualifications and one-to-one sessions in IT, learning technologies and administrative systems to ensure that all staff have the skills and support necessary to use new technologies.

Courses for medical teaching and research staff

Courses for medical teaching and research staff

DoME and its research department ACME run a number of courses for its staff through the Teaching & Professional Development Unit (TPDU). Courses include the teaching improvement project (TIPS), the one-to-one training of individual teachers, support on curriculum development and the support and training of students who act as peer tutors in the MBBS programme. 

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