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'Frame yourself': an illustration by Mike Howarth

A selection of tips to help create professional-looking, powerful videos that complement face-to-face teaching.

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Training for PhD supervisors

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A UCL tutor gives a student feedback on her work

The UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) and the UCL Graduate School have increased the amount of training available to PhD supervisors.

Harnessing the intellectual power of our students

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

Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost (Education), reflects on the common theme of peer-assisted learning at this year's Provost's Teaching Awards.

Reminder: learning and teaching desktop changing to Desktop@UCL

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Students working at computers

Find out what the Desktop@UCL team have been up to over the summer.

What is Desktop@UCL?

Collaborating with health centres in Tanzania and Jamaica

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Professor Timothy McHugh teaching in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre

Professor Tim McHugh, Director of the UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology, explains why working with and in resource-poor countries is so important, both for research and teaching.

Sharing student learning via videos

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Video camera

Dr Adrien Desjardins of the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering explains why he introduced a video-making element to two of his courses, an idea for which he won a Provost's Teaching Award in 2013.

Preparing students for research using virtual labs and a journal club

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UCL students using microscopes in a lab

Dr Richard Day explains the ways in which he prepares his Master’s students for research projects and practical lab work.

Student perspective: understanding sustainable development through the Byron Fellowship

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Covered bridge in Indiana. Image by Theodore Pang.

Theodore Pang, who completed his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Economics this summer, describes how week-long Byron Fellowship programme affected his thoughts on sustainable development, positive psychology and smores.

"I have loved every day here": Michael Worton reflects on his UCL career

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Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost (International)

Vice-Provost (International) Professor Michael Worton, who is retiring in September, discusses the challenges and highlights of his UCL career.

Students chairing tutorials

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A student talks in his tutorial

The Department of Speech and Language Therapy’s Dr Rachel Rees explains why students are asked to chair their own tutorials during the first and second years of their degree.

Ongoing collaborative research project on the history of electricity

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A student gives a presentation to her peers

Dr Chiara Ambrosio explains how this unique and innovative course works, and why it’s so beneficial for students.

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