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How can you improve the NSS response rate?

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We asked three NSS Liaison Officers to reveal their secrets and share their advice

Can first-year undergraduates become researchers?

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From designing experiments to writing papers, Dr Hazel Smith explains how first-year Biology students took on the challenge of completing an intensive research project

The case for object-based learning

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UCL's Dr Ros Duhs engages Italian students in hands-on learning

This month, my interest in promoting object-based learning took me to the Centre for Museum Education at Universita Roma Tre.

Q&A with Marie Fournier

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UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award-winner Marie Fournier, SELCS, on the educational value of Tintin and mastering Moodle

How to make the most of Moodle

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Marie Fournier’s French department students called her Moodle ‘a work of art’. The UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award-winner shares her tips

How to improve students' writing

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Dr Adam Smith's new essay-writing course received 100 per cent positive feedback and led to big improvements. Just don’t call it a skills course

An introduction to internationalising the curriculum

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A practical guide to adding an international perspective to taught courses

In order to prepare students to become global citizens, the internalisation of each curriculum is a priority at UCL. Whatever their discipline or level of study, students should gain an international perspective on their subject, on its application and on themselves.

Highlights of the 2014 NSS results, plus inspiration for improvements in 2015

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NSS results 2014

The 2014 NSS results made for encouraging reading for UCL. Not only did the overall institutional satisfaction score jump to 86 per cent, but departments from across the university made significant advances.

What makes a great CPD course?

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LAws Faculty Provost teaching awards 2014 CPD advice and tips

UCL Faculty of Laws delivered the first CPD course to win a Provost’s Teaching Award. Visiting Lecturer Mark Anderson shares his advice on creating engaging and effective CPD sessions

More than 50 staff gain UCL Arena Fellowships

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

A student research project has solved the mystery of the Robert Noel heads

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“No.34 Murderer.” These few words, handwritten on a tag attached to one of 30 plaster cast heads, represented the first clue for a group of Museum Studies students.

Three quick tips for creating better educational resources

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Prepare for the learning journey - Three quick tips for creating better educational resources

Ahead of his EduMedia workshop, former BBC producer Dr Mike Howarth shares three simple ideas that help him produce effective resources

How to keep students engaged - lessons from the UCL Global Citizenship Programme 2014

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Shivani Singh shares what she learned from leading a voluntary summer school course

Without the carrot of a qualification to dangle before participants, the UCL Global Citizenship Programme has to work extra hard to attract and retain students. One of the chief ways course leaders do that is by developing ever more engaging methods of teaching. And according to the numbers, the hard work is paying off.

Dr Elisabete Cidre sees her students as partners. Here’s why

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Elisabete Cidre Moving Narratives student change agents

Provost’s Teaching Award winner Dr Elisabete Cidre invited post-graduate students to create online resources for undergraduates

What I wish I knew before I flipped my lecture

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Lecture flipping helped Dr Helen Wilson, UCL Maths, generate a seven per cent boost in student marks. She offers advice to others keen to try the technique

Q&A with Professor Jane Holder

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UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award winner Professor Jane Holder, UCL Laws, shares her views on teaching

Your chance to share your teaching practice

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UCL Arena Teaching Learning Conference 2014

UCL staff who teach or support learning are invited to submit their presentation ideas for next academic year's UCL Arena Exchange sessions.

The Art of Teaching: Theatre Techniques for the Classroom

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Professor Jo Tomalin from San Francisco State University will be at UCL in July to host a series of theatre training workshops designed to help staff develop their teaching.

The supernova story and research-based education

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Dr Steve Fossey reveals what he learned about research-based education from the supernova discovery

Teaching-based promotions - a SLMS event on 9 July

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Hear from UCL colleagues who have been promoted based on their teaching practice 

The issue of teaching-based promotion comes under the microscope at this SLMS event on Wednesday 9 July.

Introducing EduMedia – video producer Dr Mike Howarth’s new teaching resource workshop

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Mike Howarth EduMedia workshop

“We have the technology, but what can we do with it?” asks Dr Mike Howarth. Find out at his 24 July workshop

A look into the future of teaching and learning

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The latest set of Horizon Report predictions inspired a group of UCL technophiles to discuss what’s around the corner

5 useful (but underused) online teaching tools, as selected by E-Learning Environments

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Top 5 online teaching tools for you to try

A quick roundup of five lesser-known web tools available to all staff at UCL

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From Tumblr to Scribus – A digital art project makes the most of free web technology

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Dr Cadence Kinsey, UCL History of Art, brought two sets of students together to produce a piece of web-based art using free online tools

Help improve the Portal and you could win £100 of John Lewis vouchers

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The Teaching and Learning Portal – UCL’s one-stop shop for information about teaching – is soon to be redeveloped.

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