Teaching & Learning


What can you learn from outside of HE to increase engagement? 31 Jan

31 January 2019, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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You will understand how to explore what you can learn from those in different roles outside a university, in this session with Dr Simon Lygo-Baker.

Event Information

Open to





UCL Arena Centre


Arena Room, 10th Floor
1-19 Torrington Place, London
United Kingdom

Thursday 31 January 13:00 - 14:00

UCL Arena Centre are delivering this session, which is open to all staff at UCL who teaches and are responsible for enhancing the student experience. 

One of the main challenges faced by anyone in higher education is to gain and then maintain the attention of students.

In this session, you will hear about lessons gained from examining other professions to increase engagement. 

This workshop will present findings from different professions, including:

  • stand-up comedians
  • preachers, and; 
  • script writers 

After attending this session you will

  • understand the value of considering alternative professions to increase your students engagement 
  • explore alternative professions to use in your teaching 
  • review your own approach to education 

Who should attend

You should attend if you are a member of UCL staff who teaches and are responsible for student engagement.

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants and all early career educators will find this session particularly useful.

About the Speaker

Dr Simon Lygo-Baker

at University of Surrey

More about Dr Simon Lygo-Baker