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The Bartlett is providing postgrads with vital graphics skills before they arrive at UCL via the Urban Skills Portal.

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'Frame yourself': an illustration by Mike Howarth

A selection of tips to help create professional-looking, powerful videos that complement face-to-face teaching.

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Formal recognition for HE teaching is available through the UCL Arena scheme. 

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Going off-campus: help create a new framework for student project work

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off-campus project work teaching learning conference

Dr Jamie Harle, Medical Physics and Bioengineering, told the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014 about a new framework for student and external supervisor engagement in off-campus work. Mark Copestake reports

In numbers: The UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014

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UCL Teaching and Learning Conference in numbers

Interaction and audience engagement played a big part in the 2014 conference, as this statistical breakdown reveals 

The President & Provost's speech - what we learned

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President and Provost Michael Arthur UCL Teaching Learning Conference speech

President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur used his speech at the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014 to unveil his vision for research-based education at UCL. Here are six key messages

In pictures: The UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014

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Attendees gathered in the Darwin Lecture Theatre for the closing session

From morning registration to the closing session, a pictorial roundup of the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014

More than 800,000 objects are available for object-based learning at UCL

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More than 800,000 objects are available for object-based learning at UCL. Dr Leonnie Hannan offered some advice

Mark Copestake heard Dr Leonnie Hannan encourage attendees at the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014 to use objects in research-based learning

5 ways to improve your teaching videos

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Teaching video tips Jack Koumi


If anyone knows how to make the most out of educational video it’s Jack Koumi.

Having spent 22 years creating science programmes for BBC Open University, Jack has a career’s worth of first-hand experience of what does and doesn’t work in the context of higher education.

As it happened: Etienne Wenger-Trayner's keynote speech at the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014

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Etienne Wenger-Trayner UCL Teaching Learning Conference keynote

Self-proclaimed "intellectual troubadour" Dr Etienne Wenger-Trayner set the tone for the conference on 3 April by describing the relationship between his theory of communities of practice and the idea of research-based education. Here are the highlights, as tweeted by members of the audience

Reason #5 to look forward to the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014: Etienne Wenger-Trayner's keynote speech

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Etienne Wenger-Trayner UCL Teaching Learning Conference communities of practice

The keynote speech promises to offer a different way of looking at education in a research-intensive university

See the full programme of events for the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014

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UCL Teaching Learning Conference programme

The full list of UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014 sessions is now available at the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) website.

Reason #4 to look forward to the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014: UCL does Question Time

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Teaching Learning Conference UCL 2014 question time

Swap party politics for pedagogy and David Dimbleby for Dr Dilly Fung and you have the final session of the conference – UCL’s own take on Question Time

Reason #3 to look forward to the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014: research methodology speed-dating

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I love research methodology

Use the conference’s speed-dating system to find your perfect research methodological match

Whether your loyalty lies with large data analysis or your heart belongs to narrative inquiry, the Teaching and Learning Conference’s speed-dating system will make it easy for you to find colleagues who share your research methodology from across UCL.

Reason #2 to look forward to the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014: the launch of UCL Arena

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UCL Arena Teaching Learning Conference 2014

A qualification, a programme of events and a new way to develop world-class teaching and learning at UCL

Reason #1 to look forward to the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014: President & Provost Michael Arthur

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Provost Michael Arthur UCL Teaching Learning Conference

The conference is your chance to hear UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur share his views on improving research-based education

Three major CPD distance learning problems and their solutions

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Ros Duhs CPD distance learning problems and solutions

Dr Rosalind Duhs explains how to avoid the pitfalls commonly faced when creating distance learning courses for continuous professional development (CPD)

What and How to Teach with Video - a one-day workshop

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Video workshop

On 1 April, former BBC Open University video producer Jack Koumi will demonstrate how to make the best use of video in teaching.

Registration is open for the Teaching and Learning Conference 2014

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Teaching and Learning Conference

Be inspired by the latest advances in education by attending UCL’s annual celebration of teaching.

Registration is now open for the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014: Inspiring Students with Research-based Education.

Design Your CPD and Short Course – a new four-part workshop series

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cpd and short course workshops

Get a practical introduction to the new CPD and Short Courses Toolkit by attending a series of four linked lunchtime workshops.

New Summits and Horizons sessions for 2013/14

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Summits and Horizons poster

Following on from the success of last year's Summits and Horizons series of events, there will be a new portfolio of sessions for this academic year. The event, a joint venture between CALT and E-LE, is a series of lunchtime events looking at new e-learning in UCL in which two or three speakers discuss how they've used new technologies in their teaching.

New series of monthly lunchtime teaching & learning events

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Teaching & Learning Exchange Poster

UCL Teaching and Learning Exchange

A series of lunchtime sessions on topics of collegial interest open to all UCL staff. Sandwiches and refreshments are supplied. Please register so we have accurate numbers for catering.

Desktop@UCL: drop-in sessions announced

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Mature student working at a laptop

UCL’s desktop service is changing to Desktop@UCL for the new academic year, and the project team have planned a series of drop-in sessions to help people get acquainted with the new system.

Event invitation: celebrate the launch of the new personal tutoring website

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A UCL tutor gives a student feedback on her work

Paul Walker discusses UCL's new personal tutoring website, which features guidance videos and will be launched at an event in October.

Malcolm Grant talks UCL and tractor-driving

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Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, former Provost of UCL

This month, Professor Sir Malcolm Grant retired from UCL after ten years as Provost. In this interview, Sir Malcolm discusses the highs and lows of his time at UCL and what he likes doing on the rare occasions he's not working.

Funding for teaching projects and equipment now available

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Students do research in a UCL lab

Applications are being invited for the Teaching Equipment Fund and Teaching Innovations Grant.

Two sources of funding for teaching-related equipment and projects have been opened for 2013-2014 applications.

Training now available to all postgraduate teaching assistants

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Small seminar group at UCL

Dr Nick Grindle, Senior School-Facing Teaching Fellow in the UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT), explains the training provision now available to all postgraduate teaching assistants (PGTAs), drawing on the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies to demonstrate the impressive potential of the scheme.

BASc: the first year

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University Street sign

Carl Gombrich, Programme Director of UCL's flagship Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc) degree, discusses the first year of the course, the refreshing lack of student drinking competitions and the vital importance of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

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