Teaching & Learning


Tell us your views on teaching culture at UCL

10 May 2022

Staff who teach at UCL are encouraged to complete a six-minute survey by 31 May 2022 on the status of teaching in higher education.

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UCL is taking part in an important survey seeking your views about the status of university teaching. It focuses on the attitudes of our teaching staff towards teaching, and their experiences and aspirations around teaching in higher education.  

The short survey is a collaboration between the participating universities and Advancing Teaching, a global initiative focused on improving the reward of university teaching. The same survey is being conducted at more than 20 institutions from ten countries around the world; like us, they are seeking to enhance the status of teaching in higher education

UCL is joining the Teaching Cultures Survey for the first time this year.  It’s a unique opportunity for us to shine a spotlight on how our community views the culture and status of teaching in higher education. By enabling a comparison with our global peers, we hope the results will clarify where and how we might make changes to enhance the profile of teaching within UCL. – Professor Sam Smidt (Pro-Vice Provost (Education and Practice Development)

Designed to take six minutes to complete, the aim is to conduct a total of three surveys over a period of five or six years to capture changes in your views over time. The first survey was conducted in 2019, and the last survey is expected to take place in 2024/25.  

Who should take part

Whatever your discipline or career stage, or how central teaching is to your current role, we would be grateful for your views. You can complete the survey regardless of whether you teach at all, are on parental leave, on sabbatical, or are employed part-time or full-time. 

Taking part is voluntary and confidential: no personal information is collected.  The study is being conducted by independent researchers, who will manage the data collection and storage in accordance with established research standards. The data will not be shared with the university or with any third party and it will not be used for anything other than this research. 

Complete the Teaching Cultures survey by 31 May [UCL login required]

More information

Download some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) [PDF] about the survey or visit the Teaching Cultures website for more information.

For any questions, please contact Nadia Forde (Executive Officer, UCL Education and Student Experience).