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UCL launches Key Skills system for taught students

13 October 2010


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  • UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching
  • Students on taught courses can now plan and record their skills development with the help of an online Key Skills system which is accessible through PORTICO.

    The new system will enable students to consider systematically their opportunities to develop skills and to become more articulate about these skills over time. A similar system is already available to postgraduates on research degrees through the graduate research student log.

    Dr Jenny Marie (UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching) explained: "The Key Skills system is a wonderful resource for students wanting to develop their skills. UCL has always provided plenty of opportunities for skills development, but now students have a means of really considering their development needs and which of the opportunities will be of most help to them."

    Further guidance on the Key Skills system is available from the Key Skills website at the link above. Students are also encouraged to discuss planning and progression of their skills development with their personal tutor.

    UCL context:

    The UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) offers expertise in areas which are aimed at the advancement of adult teaching and learning, primarily in Higher Education and at UCL, but also in other relevant professional environments. CALT's mission is the enhancement of the student learning experience through the support and scholarship of learning and teaching at UCL.

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