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UCL Arena for Lecturers on Probation

Professional development for Lecturers on probation.

If you are a Lecturer or Associate Lecturer on probation, and need to gain a teaching qualification in order to complete your probationary requirements, UCL Arena for Lecturers on Probation (formerly Arena Two) is for you.

The course aims to prepare you to teach confidently and effectively at UCL, to enable you to develop in your teaching-related role and to help you make a successful application for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

It also welcomes you into a community of colleagues interested in exploring the relationships between student education and research and asking questions such as:

  • How can connecting students more closely with our research enhance students’ programmes of study?
  • How can we work with students as partners to build inclusive learning and research communities?

Exemptions

Staff with three years full time teaching experience and who have undertaken relevant professional development activities may be entitled to exemption from attending the course.

If you are in this situation, you may instead be able to apply for HEA Fellowship directly through Arena Fellowship.

If you already have a HEA Fellowship you are also able to apply for exemption from attending the course.

Course format

You have a choice of signing up to one of five cohorts:

Cohort A, Term 1, 5 October - 14 December 2022, 21 hours over 10 sessions
5 Oct 2022, 11am-1pm (Hybrid)
10, 17 & 24 Oct 2022, 2-4pm (in-person)
31 Oct, 14 & 21 Nov 2022, 2-4pm (Online)
28 Nov & 5 Dec 2022, 2-4pm (in-person)
14 Dec 2022, 11am-2pm (in-person with lunch)

Cohort B, Term 1, 5 October - 14 December 2022, 21 hours over 10 sessions
5 Oct 2022, 11am-1pm (Hybrid)
12, 19 & 26 Oct 2022, 11am-1pm (in-person)
2, 16 & 23 Nov 2022, 11am-1pm (Online)
30 Nov & 7 Dec 2022, 11am-1pm (in-person)
14 Dec 2022, 11am-2pm (in-person with lunch)

Cohort C, Term 2, 11 January - 22 March 2023, 21 hours over 10 sessions
11 Jan 2023, 2-4pm (Hybrid)
16, 23 & 30 Jan 2023, 11am-1pm (in-person)
6, 20 & 27 Feb 2023, 11am-1pm (Online)
6, & 13 Mar 2023, 11am-1pm (in-person)
22 Mar 2023, 1-4pm (in-person with lunch)

Cohort D, Term 2, 11 January - 22 March 2023, 21 hours over 10 sessions
11 Jan 2023, 2-4pm (Hybrid)
18 & 25 Jan & 1 Feb 2023, 2-4pm (in-person)
8 & 22 Feb & 1 Mar 2023, 2-4pm (Online)
8 & 15 Mar 2023, 2-4pm (in-person)
22 Mar 2023, 1-4pm (in-person with lunch)

Cohort E, Term 3, 25 April - 18 May 2023, 16 hours over 8 sessions
25 & 27 Apr & 2 May 2023, 2-4pm (in-person)
4, 9, 11 May 2023, 2-4pm (Online)
16 & 18 May 2023, 2-4pm (in-person)

How to join UCL Arena for Lecturers on Probation

Open this Microsoft Forms link to access our registration form and select "Arena for Lecturers on Probation" in section 2, then select one cohort you wish to sign up to.  
To access the registration form you must be signed into Office365 with your UCL credentials.

If you have any questions or have any issues using the sign up form please email arenacentre.probation@ucl.ac.uk