Teaching & Learning


Training for PGTAs continues remotely

20 May 2020

UCL Arena Centre is offering training for PGTAs online as a distance learning course.


UCL Arena One is a development pathway for postgraduate students who teach (PGTAs) at UCL. It can lead, optionally, to the submission of an application to become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

How to register

Step one: Gateway workshop

Arena One begins with an introductory Gateway workshop, designed to prepare you for your teaching responsibilities and introduce you to approaches to teaching and learning.

Session format 

  • One, three-hour workshop 

Register for Gateway

Step two: The Teaching Associate Programme (TAP) 

Once you have completed a Gateway session (or equivalent), you then have the opportunity to join the second stage of Arena One: the Teaching Associate Programme.

Session format

This is an intensive course running over a week. It requires on average:

  • 3.5 hour of work per day
  • One 90-minute synchronous session with peers and tutors

The course is hands-on and highly interactive and participants have the opportunity to tailor the content to their needs and teaching contexts.

Register for TAP

Feedback from the online course

Feedback from the first online sessions run throughout May:

This has been great! lots of experiences! thank you for all the efforts for going online!

I am quite impressed with this course, especially given that it was the first online version!

Thank you so much Silvia, Jesper and Moira, this has been a brilliant and very helpful course!

Contact us 

Email arenacentre@ucl.ac.uk for any queries relating to professional development.