If you have any questions about our opportunities for teachers and school staff, please contact the Teacher Engagement team:

E: wp.teachers@ucl.ac.uk
T: 020 3108 7639 (8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri)


Teachers and Education Professionals

UCL has long been committed to working with schools, teachers and other educational organisations in order to better enable fair access to life-changing higher education opportunities.

Working with teachers and other educational professionals within schools is integral to the success of our work. Teachers are key partners in raising awareness of UCL and  have a crucial role to play in facilitating fair access to opportunities and helping to improve social mobility.

We offer professional support, working with the experts of the UCL Institute of Education to ensure that CPD opportunities are innovative and practical for every stage of a teacher's career.

View our current brochure for Teachers and Education Professionals

Activities for teachers

Enabling Social Mobility through Education (ESME)

Enabling Social Mobility in Education (ESME) is a free, online CPD programme for school-based staff, providing schools and colleges with online information and resources relating to HE information and guidance, and the role of HE in the social mobility agenda.

Teacher Masterclasses

UCL offers a variety of Teacher Masterclasses designed to support the teaching of specific areas of subject knowledge or areas of the curriculum. Additionally we also run sessions to help and support gift and talented pupils in a variety of subjects. These masterclasses are delivered at your school at a time that suits you and can also include partner schools.

Teacher CPD Conference

UCL's Teacher CPD Conference is a new one-day event for 2018. The inaugural conference will explore challenging topics in the classroom. The conference is for all teachers, careers and HE advisers in state schools and FE colleges who are interested in finding out more information about UCL, and developing their understanding and teaching methods around those difficult areas. 

Professional Learning Network

The UCL Professional Learning Network (PLN) will draw together academics, researchers and teachers to explore pedagogies and tools that aim to close the attainment gap and support social mobility through education. Members of the PLN will be invited to attend special events including regular ‘Teacher Takeaway’ twilight CPD sessions, teacher conferences, and also to share online resources.

Teacher Summer School

The UCL Teacher Summer School offers participating teachers the chance to engage in two days of immersive CPD, whilst also experiencing what life is like for students at UCL. In 2018 the Teacher Summer School will focus on supporting teachers to critically engage with research and develop their own research-informed classroom practice. The Teacher Summer School is fully-funded and includes accommodation for those teachers not within a commutable distance to the UCL campus.

Teacher Taster Days

Teacher Taster Days are subject specific days run by a department, designed to aid teachers in teaching their subject in school and to bridge the gap between Key Stage 5 and degree level study. In addition to receiving uo-to-date admissions information, these interactive events, run by UCL academics, include hands-on workshops, Q&A sessions and networking opportunities.