Teaching & Learning


Managing effective group work 26 March

26 March 2019, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

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You will explore methods for effective group work in this workshop delivered by the UCL Arena Centre.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff




UCL Arena Centre


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

Tuesday 26 October 14:00 - 15:00

UCL Arena Centre are delivering this session, which is open to all staff at UCL who teach students.

Student-student learning encourages both academic and personal development. In this session you will explore the advantages and challenges of peer learning, including managing group dynamics and preparing students for group work.

This workshop will:

  • explore the advantages and challenges of group work and peer to peer learning
  • discuss some examples of effective group work,
  • present UCL case studies to highlight how you can overcome potential challenges and;
  • consider ways to manage group dynamics and prepare students for group work 

After attending this session you will

  • understand the benefits of group work 
  • learn how to plan effective group work with your students 
  • know where to find additional resources and support 

Who should attend

You should attend if you are a member of UCL staff who teaches.  

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

Presenter Information

This session is delivered by UCL Arena Centre's Dr Alex Standen (SFHEA). 

Alex is a Principal Teaching Fellow who leads UCL Arena Two, a development pathway for probationary Lecturers and Teaching Fellows. Alex has worked at UCL for over five years. Prior to this, she taught Italian and European Studies at the University of Birmingham and Auckland.