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"Teaching is about creating those moments where the world suddenly makes a little bit more sense."
Dr Ben Hanson, Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Institutional Learning and Teaching Strategy 2010-2015
- Departmental Learning and Teaching Strategies: Guidance for drafters
- UCL Manifesto for Teaching and Learning
- UCL Assessment Strategy: Guidance for staff
- Academic manual: Compendium of key documents for staff
- Personal tutors: Online handbook
- Key skills website: Online advice for staff and students
- Academic regulations: Registry website
- Key documents for staff: Alphabetical list of online resources
- Online timetable: Search by subject, department or degree
The objectives of the Learning and Teaching Strategy 2010-2015 ensure benefits to teaching staff as well as students. Incorporating an outward-facing curriculum means that staff are always up-to-date with current issues, are exposed to an international network of key contacts, and carry out research into areas that deal with larger problems facing our world. Encouraging students from multiple cultures and societies strengthens the intellectual environment, improving the quality of students and maintaining UCL's global profile as a world-class university.
Teaching and learning staff ensure that their methodologies incorporate the following strategic priorities:
UCL prides itself on being London's international university and teaches a global curriculum, rather than a UK or EU-centric one. Whatever their discipline or level of study, students gain an international perspective on their subject, its application and themselves as global citizens.
As well as encouraging intellectual growth UCL shapes students’ personal and social development. A UCL ‘education for global citizenship’ enables students to respond to the intellectual, social and personal challenges that they will encounter throughout their future lives and careers.
Personal tutors play an active part in helping students to assess where they need to develop, planning how to acquire the skills needed and exploring how they can best present themselves to others.
New learning technologies can bring innovation, increased efficiency and enjoyment to the way we teach and learn. UCL embraces new learning technologies and actively incorporates them into its methods of teaching and assessment. An E-Learning Strategy outlining the institution's priorities and aims for 2012-2015 is currently under review; find out more here.
UCL students develop skills and experiences both inside and outside the classroom, ensuring they are highly employable when they graduate. This is achieved through experiential learning, work experience, and opportunities to volunteer, create new businesses and develop leadership qualities.
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