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Funding available for teaching equipment and projects

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A student works with a model head in the UCL Medical School

The Vice-Provost (Education) has invited applications for the annual Teaching Equipment Fund and Teaching Innovations Grant schemes.

Summer Challenge 2013 offers departmental funding and teaching opportunities for postgraduates

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Year 12 students talking during UCL's Summer Challenge 2012

UCL Outreach is currently recruiting UCL postgraduates to be tutors for Summer Challenge, a short academic course for Year 12 students, and is also offering funding to departments wishing to run their own Summer Challenge courses in 2013.

The league table season

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Professor Anthony Smith, UCL's Vice-Provost (Education)

Vice-Provost (Education) Professor Anthony Smith discusses the lessons that can be learned from this year's NSS findings.

David D’Avray: “There are few things as pleasurable as teaching”

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UCL History Department's Professor David D'Avray in his study

Provost’s Teaching Award-winner Professor David D’Avray discusses his formula for balancing teaching and research, the problem with the Oxbridge tutorial model and the importance of Kit Kats.

Final call for postgraduate applicants to free residential skills course

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Easthampstead Park, Berkshire

The ‘Maximising Your Potential’ programme is designed to help postgraduate students develop high-level professional skills including planning, organisation, time and resource management, creativity, and communication. The centrepiece of this programme is a three-day residential course called ‘Personal and Professional Management Skills’ (PPMS), the next of which will be held from 9-11 November 2012, and applications must be received by Friday 26 October.

Electronic voting handsets installed in lecture theatres

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Electronic voting handsets have been installed in UCL's Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1

Over the summer ELE installed electronic voting handsets into three lecture theatres: Cruciform LT1, the Christopher Ingold Auditorium and the Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre.

Student perspective: the importance of lecturer enthusiasm

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Students using microscopes in a lab

Third-year Biomedical Sciences student Eleanor Knuckey shares her thoughts on the highs and lows of her teaching and learning experiences at UCL so far.

Book review: the latest guides to university teaching

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SSEES Library at UCL

Dr Nick Grindle reviews John Biggs and Catherine Tang's 'Teaching for Quality Learning at University: what the student does', 4th ed. (Maidenhead: Society for Research into Higher Education, 2011), and Tony Harland's 'University Teaching: an introductory guide' (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012).

Lessons from Parliament

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Westminster by night. Image: Jim Trodel

The Faculty of Engineering's Kristy Revell tells Kim Morgan about how her fellowship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology has taught her to communicate complex information to non-subject-specialists.

CALT Teaching and Learning Conference to focus on employability

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Audience member at a UCL event takes the mic to ask a question

The UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) is holding a conference on April 19th 2013 in collaboration with E-Learning Environments (ELE) and the Careers Service.

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