Skills/PPD teaching: guides and case studies
Introduction to Skills teaching/Personal and Professional Development (PPD)
Why it’s important and where to find all the information you need
Key skills such as communication, numeracy and literacy are vital to a good all-round student experience. They help students make the transition from school to university, cope with academic work, enjoy extracurricular activities and enhance their career prospects.
UCL provides a number of resources to develop these skills for taught and research students. A dedicated Personal and Professional Development website has been designed to help taught students and their personal tutors plan and record their skills development in a systematic way.
The Personal Tutors website also gives staff help on key skills development.
UCL introduced the HEAR
system (Higher Education Achievement Record)
to new undergraduates in the 2011-12 academic session in order to provide more
detailed information about a student's learning and achievement beyond the
traditional degree. Activities such as sports participation and leadership of
clubs as well as volunteering will develop students’ key skills and be recorded on
their HEAR. The Global Citizenship Programme is now a part of this system also.
You should also take a look at the case studies and guides that detail how UCL staff are already helping students develop practical skills.
Dr Tabitha Tuckett (UCL Library Services) explains how undergraduates can establish research skills through studying rare books and manuscripts
Published: May 19, 2015 10:17:17 AM
The research context for Physics and Astronomy undergraduates has changed and with it comes new challenges and opportunities, says Dr Paul Bartlett (UCL Physics and Astronomy).
Published: May 19, 2015 10:13:18 AM
Dr Adam Smith's new essay-writing course received 100 per cent positive feedback and led to big improvements. Just don’t call it a skills course.
Published: Sep 3, 2014 11:45:00 AM
Dr Helen Chatterjee, Senior Lecturer in Biology and Deputy Director of Museums, explains why there are so many puzzled-looking students in the Grant Museum of Zoology.
Published: Aug 9, 2014 3:13:00 PM