Teaching & Learning


Professional Development

Whatever your role, whatever your career stage or development requirements UCL Arena Centre offers a range of professional development opportunities and support.

The Arena Programme is for all staff who teach and support students' learning, aimed at improving the quality of teaching across the institution, and sharing and recognising best practice.

This includes:

  • Mandatory courses for PGTAs, new lecturers and supervisors
  • Optional courses and workshops for all staff, with some targeted at specific roles, such as personal tutors, professional services colleagues, postdocs and education leaders
  • A wide range of online courses and resources designed at supporting all areas of educational practice.

The Arena Centre's workshops, courses and resources all support staff who wish to be professionally recognised for their educational practice through our Advance HE-accredited Arena Fellowship scheme.  



UCL's professional development pathway for teaching and support staff, a scheme of awards through our Advance HE-accredited Arena Fellowship scheme.


Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs)

Development pathway for PGTAs who teach at UCL, leading (optionally) to become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Postdoctoral Researchers

Professional development for postdoctoral researchers looking to develop their teaching and supervision.


Lecturers on probation

Gain a teaching qualification to complete probationary requirements and apply to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Professional services

For staff in learning support roles, including Teaching Administrators, Lab Technicians and Librarians who want to gain recognition for their work with a Fellowship. 


Personal tutors

For any staff involved in a personal tutoring role (academic, professional, and technical services) through professional development and resources.



Offered with UCL Doctoral School, we support you in your supervision of research students through professional development and resources.


Leading change in education

UCL's professional development programme designed for education leaders. 


Programme and module design

Get support from the team to review and develop the design of an existing or proposed academic programme or module.


Inclusion and accessibility

Projects and guidance to improve the inclusivity of curricula and close the BAME awarding gap UCL. 


Connected and blended learning

Resource and community for inspiration on how to embrace a 'blended by design' approach to teaching, learning and assessment.


Evaluation and student voice

Mechanisms for students to share their views on their experience is a crucial starting point for creating a better education, including peer dialogue. 

Three students in conversation

Eugenics Legacy Education Project (ELEP)

A three-year project covering several of the education-related recommendations from the Eugenics Inquiry.

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