Teaching & Learning


Initiatives and resources supporting the objectives of UCL's Education Strategy 2016-21


About us

Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost (Education & Student Affairs) leads on Principal Theme 2 of UCL's institutional strategy, UCL 2034 - the integration of research and education.

"The way knowledge is created and shared is changing. So the way students access that knowledge and the way they make use of it is changing too. Our goal is to make UCL a global leader in the integration of research and education, underpinning an inspirational student experience (Principal Theme 2, UCL 2034)."  Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost (Education & Student Affairs)

Professor Smith and his team drive improvements to UCL education under the framework of the UCL Education Strategy 2016-21:

  • personalising student support
  • putting research and enquiry at the heart of learning
  • improving assessment and feedback
  • developing student engagement and leadership
  • revitalising postgraduate taught education
  • creating a teaching estate to meet our needs
  • enriching digital learning
  • preparing students for the workplace and the world

What we do

Led by Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost for Education and Student Affairs, we create the framework for improvement to UCL teaching and learning, putting teaching on a par with research.

Using the education strategy as our road map, we work with Academic Services and the Arena Centre to give support and resources to faculties and professional services.

We look outward, managing UCL’s submission to the Teaching Excellence Framework, responding to government policy and broader external pressures. We look inward, running the institutional surveys like New to UCL, NSS and PTES and we use the data to measure our success and inform our direction.

We deliver extra-curricular programmes like Global Citizenship and the Laidlaw Research and Leadership scholarship programme for the benefit of the entire institution, exemplifying a key aspect of the education strategy, research-based education.

At the moment we are leading institution-wide improvement projects on personal tutoring, BME attainment, assessment and feedback, academic careers framework, academic writing support and the Introductory Programme.

We monitor our progress through:

We deliver our objectives through:

Office of the Vice-Provost (Education & Student Affairs)

Find out more about the work the Vice-Provost (Education & Student Affairs) and his team do to improve the teaching, learning and student experience at UCL.

Strategy development; student engagement; UCL Global Citizenship Programme; education partnerships.

Address: 48 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PJ
Email for general enquiries: vpeducation@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education

Find out how UCL's dedicated team of teaching fellows can help you to enhance your teaching and improve the student experience in your department. 

Connected Curriculum; UCL Arena; UCL ChangeMakers.

Address: 10th floor, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB
Email for general enquiries: arenacentre@ucl.ac.uk