Teaching & Learning


Initiatives and resources supporting the objectives of UCL's Education Strategy 2016-21


Teaching Associate programme

The second stage of UCL Arena One for postgraduate teaching assistants, once you have completed a Gateway workshop.

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

On this optional programme, you can join a cohort of postgraduate teachers to develop your teaching practice and work towards a nationally recognised teaching award: an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Participants must be teaching at UCL concurrently with the course and must have attended a UCL Arena One Gateway workshop or equivalent training.

PGTAs with a substantive teaching role at UCL are strongly encouraged to attend.

A series of five workshops, which are three-hours each. You will build up your core knowledge and professional values relating to teaching and learning in various contexts, to apply in your teaching practice.

Please email arena.one@ucl.ac.uk with any questions.

Session format

Sessions run every other week. This format will be available in the Autumn and Spring term.

How to register

Register for TAP 2020/21

Feedback from previous participants

‘It has been nice to see I am not the only one with certain worries when teaching, like not knowing the answer to some questions or giving proper feedback to the student.’

‘It was insightful to hear about different styles of teaching and has challenged me to think about my own future teaching.’

‘It has helped me to reflect about the teaching I have done so far but mostly I feel more confident in planning and assessing future teaching.’

‘It is a good opportunity to improve teaching and to meet other colleagues or PhD students; this course prepares you for the application to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, which is great, considering my desire to continue in an academic career.’

PhD student Manuj Sharma shared his recent experience in an interview with the School of Life and Medical Sciences.