Teaching & Learning


Improve your teaching practice with Student Reviewers of Teaching

7 October 2019

Get a student perspective, improve your teaching and identify areas for development with Student Reviewers of Teaching. 


Student Reviewers of Teaching (Student Reviewers) brings staff and students together to build a reflective dialogue about teaching practice and the learning experience of students on the course.

Through UCL Arena's Peer Dialogue Option C, you can request students to review your teaching. 

Benefits of working with students

It will be beneficial to you if:

  • you have made changes and want to explore how that is playing out
  • want to understand how students are engaging with the material/activities etc
  • you want to become more confident in your teaching
  • have tried peer dialogue and want to try something new to get a different perspective.

Apply for student reviewers of teaching

What can students review?  

Student Reviewers spend at least 13 hours observing your teaching. This can include:

  • classroom/laboratory practice
  • reviewing Moodle sites
  • assignment briefs
  • other course documentation.

You should also meet to discuss their observations and engage in reflection together.

Time commitment 

They work across one term, in pairs, and attend training to develop their observation and reflective skills.

From 2019-20, students will report good practice to Departmental Teaching Committee’s (DTC’s).

Flexible options available

Students have reviewed distance-learning modules, Global Citizenship, and extra-curricular activities. If you have a specific need, contact: abbie.king@ucl.ac.uk

How to apply

Sign-up for term one by completing the online application form.

    Top tips for working with students to review your teaching

    Read Dr Geraldine Brodie, UCL Centre for Translation Studies, case study on her experience working with students. 

    1. Think about what aspects of the course you would most benefit from getting a students’ perspective on.
    2. Schedule in time for your meetings with the students as early as possible.
    3. Consider how you can build a trusting relationship with the students – where you can all learn effectively from.