Teaching & Learning


147 student interns appointed through UCL Connected Learning

15 July 2020

47 departments proposed 76 Connected Learning projects, appointing a total of 147 student interns to support moving teaching activities online.


In early July, departments could apply for funded student internships to support moving teaching activities online, through UCL Connected Learning Internships.

Initially, UCL ChangeMakers and UCL Careers were able to offer up to 25 internships, which were open to all UCL students. Further funding was secured and a total of 76 projects were confirmed.

Many thanks to teams across UCL who helped to shortlist the 2,793 applicants. 

All departments who applied received funding. 

Full list of projects 

Arts and Humanities

Arts and Sciences BAScBeyond keeping them busy: meaningful engagement activities for   
online learning
Greek and LatinCurate up to date Moodle sites for Greek and Latin
Faculty OfficeResource Creation Studios
School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)Welcome & social activities
Department of Information StudiesStudent success-focused transition to online teaching at DIS using flexible and low-bandwidth approaches


Development Planning UnitFacilitating a connected learning environment through online teaching 
Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management

Online Educational Resources for Learning Environments MSc

MSc Strategic Management of Projects: Induction and scoping programme activities

Best practices for remote learning

A connected learning approach towards transformative learning and enhancing students' experiences

MSc Construction Economics and Management – online learning environment

The Bartlett School of  Environment, Energy & Resources

Online educational resources for Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment MSc

An Arduino environmental monitoring kit for virtual training of realistic data analysis

The Bartlett School of Planning Building Blocks: Big Data for Urban Design – methodological extension
Survey of LondonLearning from London: Filming and Sound Recording with the Survey of London
The application process was clear and responses always prompt - it is an excellent initiative that will help both students and departments. 

Brain Sciences

Institute of Cognitive
Supporting remote learning of British Sign Language
UCL Division of Psychology and Language SciencesTogether on a digital campus
Experimental PsychologyResearch consultancy for MSc programmes in Experimental Psychology
Institute of NeurologyOnline Student Engagement - Dementia (Neuroscience) MSc and IoN PGT Students
Thank you also to the concept, support and additional funding from Digital Education and the Arena Centre.


Department  Project(s)
Biochemical Engineering

Creating a Digital Archive within the Interdisciplinary Context of Bio-
Integrated Design

Make Them Welcome - An induction session in digital times

Computer Science

Turning ideas into action: Supporting the MSc Design, Disability and Innovation team in developing their accessibility practices in the
design and development of connected learning

UCL Autobrochure

UCL Lab session ticketing

UCL Greenlights weekly feedback system 

Improving ticketing system

A Microsoft Visual Studio Extension - ticketing system

Civil EngineeringA framework to develop online vertical co-working group-based
project learning
UCL Engineering

MEng Engineering and Architectural Design: Experimental Learning in the on-line teaching environment

Development and feedback of online resources

Update and Upgrade of E-Coursework for ENGF0003 & ENGF0004

Engineering Management MSc Digital Engineering Management: Moodle transformation
Electrical & Electronic
Improving accessibility and engagement in online learning to
enhance the student experience
Mechanical EngineeringCreating a student-responsive connected learning curriculum in
mechanical engineering
Security & Crime Science

Understanding student engagement in SCS

Student-led Connected Learning in SCS

Thanks to all the team involved in this initiative.

Institute of Education 

Academic Writing CentreEvaluation and co-creation of online peer-support initiatives for
academic writing development 
Culture, Communication & Media

Connected Learning in MA Education & Technology

Improving accessibility of existing distance learning modules on Moodle

Students' online interaction analytics from Moodle data to inform lecturers

Online welcome and induction to IOE-CCM

Improving a range of accessible resources available for asynchronous online delivery in Moodle

Adapting and creating Blackboard Collaborate Ultra resources for MA Music Education

Moving online on the BA Education Studies

Engaging induction talks online

Education, Practice & SocietyResourcing module materials
Leadership & LearningDepartmental Learning and Leadership (DLL) - world-leading in educational leadership, primary and early years- online
Psychology & Human
Psychology and Human Development: Connecting Principles and Learning 
Certainly do pass on our thanks to colleagues for coordinating this huge effort. They will certainly be really helpful for us in planning for next year.


LawsLaws reading lists and Moodle preparation

Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Earth Sciences3D digitisation of geological materials for virtual laboratory and fieldwork teaching
MathematicsBespoke Assessment and Feedback Using a Computer Algebra System (STACK)
Natural Sciences

Developing a collaborative online learning environment for
introductory Python programming

Developing a sense of belonging: interdisciplinary students at UCL

Physics and Astronomy

Making Statistical Physics Live

Online Accessibility for Experimental Physics

Risk and Disaster ReductionEmergency Planning and Management
As a departmental tutor, I get asked a lot by our undergraduates about opportunities to contribute to the student experience.

Medical Sciences

Faculty OfficeSupport for Faculty of Medical Sciences
Division of Surgery and
Interventional Science
Developing a framework for Connected Learning resources for
laboratory and clinical practical activities
Medical Sciences

Creation of Online Material to Support Asynchronous Lab Practicals Teaching in Medical Science

We appreciate the hard work your team has done on this considering the incredibly small window of time you had. 

Population Health Sciences 

Institute of Clinical Trials & MethodologyDesigning standardised Moodle Course Pages and online social
environments for new and returning PGT Clinical Trials students
Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

Online Quizzes (Transferring quizzes from Socrative to Mentimeter)

Induction week and beyond - Creating a package of support for new UG, PGT and PGR students through their first weeks in the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

Institute for Global Health

Project Management of a Departmental Workload Allocation Model
Designing Induction and Social Activities and Aligning Moodle Pages - MSc Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology

MSc Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS): Designing induction and social activities, and supporting preparation for online
teaching delivery

Decolonising and building an inclusive online curriculum for the MSc Global Health

Population HealthCore Concepts in Population Health: Developing online resources to enrich the student experience
Thank you very much to you and your team for all your hard work and Arena for the support. We really appreciate the offer of an intern. 

Social and Historical Sciences

AnthropologyEnhancing the student experience of Connected Learning via Moodle
GeographyEffective blended teaching for first-year geographers
Political ScienceTransforming Digital Learning: embedding technology in teaching
political science
HistoryHistory undergraduate pre-induction project
History of ArtSupporting interactive online teaching and student induction in
History of Art
This is wonderful news. Many thanks indeed for fighting so hard to win additional resource for the initiative in such straightened times.