Teaching & Learning


Find support for your Education Plans 

6 July 2023

An overview of the tailored support available for faculties and departments from Arena, Careers and the Academic Communications Centre.

Three staff members in conversation at a laptop

From July 2023, all departments will need to produce a Department Education Plan (DEPs) which lays out their plans for improving education and student experience for their taught students over the coming year. DEPs will use quantitative and qualitative data to inform the department's education-focused actions over the next academic year.

DEPs are a light-touch and strategic replacement of the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER) and are UCL's main quality assurance process. The priorities will be set with clear success measures and will feed into the Faculty Education Plans in a risk-based way. 

The DEP data includes: 

  • NSS / PGS/ APS
  • Continuation, Completion and Progression rates
  • Graduate Outcomes Survey
  • BAME and other Awarding Gaps   

Watch this MicroCPD where Liz Jones, Vice-Dean Education (Engineering) gives a brief introduction on how to produce a Department Education Plan.

Introducing tailored support for your faculty  

We will offer support and coordinate discussions with faculties on their plans for the academic year. A team of colleagues from Arena, Careers and Academic Communications Centre, as well as the relevant Faculty Learning Technology Leads will work with each faculty at UCL, part of the UCL Strategic Plan 2022-2027.  

When can I access support?  

Colleagues will meet with the Vice Dean Education / Faculty Tutor at the beginning of the academic year to discuss the Faculty Education Plans and hold initial discussions about required actions. A follow-up meeting will take place six months later to discuss progress and actions. The team will also attend at least one Faculty Education Committee meeting each year.

Find events and resources from Arena to support teaching and learning.  

Who are the support contacts for my faculty?  

Programme Development Leads and Work-related Learning Leads are listed below.

Find out more about colleagues at Careers and colleagues at Arena.  


Arena Members and Team Co-ordinator 

Careers Members 
Arts & Humanities Jesper Hansen 
Leo Havemann 
Nicole Estwick 
Bartlett (Built Environment)Jenny Griffiths / Pete Fitch (cover) 
Karen Shackleford-Cesare 
Catherine Casale 
Sue-Zhen Yong
Brain Sciences Karen Matthewman  
Natasa Perovic 
Tessa Parsons 
Rebecca Ademolake 
Engineering SciencesJenny Griffiths 
Karen Shackleford-Cesare 
Hannah Posner (Maternity cover: Agne Rimkute)  
Sue-Zhen Yong 
IOEAnjoom Mukadam 
Leo Havemann 
Alyssa Hickson 
LawsJason Davies (cover) 
Leo Havemann 
Stephen Gurman 
Life SciencesNick Grindle (cover) 
Natasa Perovic
Calum Leckie 
Rebecca Ademolake 
Mathematical & Physical SciencesPete Fitch 
Karen Shackleford-Cesare 
Nikki Baxter 
Sue-Zhen Yong 
Medical SciencesAnne Preston 
Natasa Perovic 
Glyn Jones 
Rebecca Ademolake 
Population Health SciencesNick Grindle 
Natasa Perovic
Jo Budd 
Rebecca Ademolake 
Social & Historical SciencesJason Davies 
Leo Havemann 
Hilary Moor