UCL Education Strategy 2016-21
UCL's five-year strategy for improving education and enhancing the student experience has been created in collaboration with the UCL community.
UCL 2034 commits us to becoming a world leader in the integration of education and research, and the 2016-21 Education Strategy will determine where we focus our attention over the next five years as we work towards that goal.
Download the full strategy as a PDF or view the objectives below.
Objective one: to move towards personalised student support, from first contact to graduation and beyond.
Objective two: embedding our Connected Curriculum framework for research-based education across the university.
Objective three: UCL students are telling us that the way that we support their learning and evaluate their progress needs urgent attention.
Objective four: to create cultures of student engagement and leadership.
Objective five: to review and strengthen our postgraduate taught (PGT) provision in response to our changing demographics.
Objective six: to develop a teaching estate that is fit for purpose.
Objective seven: to establish a digital learning infrastructure that connects students with each other, with staff, with research and with the wider world.
Objective eight: to expand our co-curricular offer in response to student feedback about employability and our commitment to education in the round.
We consulted widely about all aspects of the strategy and spoke to over 550 staff and students who fed back through multiple consultation events.
We hosted a UCL future of education hackathon (and created illustrations based on the comments students made) and held two pop-up events in the South Cloisters. Professor Anthony Smith (Vice-Provost, Education & Student Affairs) took questions on a wide range of subjects related to the strategy at a town hall meeting open to the UCL community and with his team visited all UCL Faculty Teaching Committees throughout 2015. We also heard from staff and students in our online consultation and spoke to current UCL Academy sixth-formers at an end of term hackathon.