Teaching & Learning


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


Education planning 2020-21

Preparations for delivering an excellent and distinctive education to all UCL students during the 2020-21 academic session.

UCL is committed to continuing its mission of excellent teaching and research during Academic Year 2020/21.

Colleagues across the university have prepared to deliver the core content of our programmes online, using the principles of UCL Connected Learning, our distinctive approach to online, socially distanced or blended teaching, learning support and assessment.

An Education and Operation Delivery Group, co-led by Chief Operating Officer Fiona Ryland and Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost for Education and Student Affairs, oversees the implementation of decisions taken by the Senior Management Team (SMT) in relation to teaching and assessment provision for 2020-21 and are accountable to SMT for that implementation.

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Education FAQs and Town Halls

Recordings, slides and teaching and assessment FAQs from our series of Education Town Halls.

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Educating on campus, 2020-21

Guidance, checklists and processes relevant for staff educating on campus in the 2020-21 academic year.

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Staff development to prepare for teaching and assessment, 2020-21

A staff development programme and short, live events to help you prepare for providing an excellent education - online and on campus - in the 2020-21 academic session.


Assessments, 2020-21

Resources for developing alternative, online assessments and key dates and guidance for 2021 centrally managed exams.


Online teaching: guidance, tips and platforms

Guidance and toolkits to help you prepare your modules and programmes for teaching online in the next academic session.

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Supporting the student experience, 2020-21

Support for maximising engagement and supporting a positive transition or return to university, whether on campus or remotely.

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Timetabling policy and guidance

Policies, guidance and FAQs related to the 2020-21 education estate, including the Emergency timetabling policy and socially distanced teaching on campus.


Faculty and departmental support contacts

Support structures and roles in faculties and departments are working with central teams to help you prepare for teaching and assessment, 2020-21. See who you can contact for help.