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Planning and Recording Your Skills


In September 2010, UCL rolled-out an online Personal & Professional Development (PPD) across the University. The system allows undergraduate and taught masters students to profile their skills, reflect on them and to plan and record their skills development. It complements UCL's Research Student Log. The PPD System has links to an e-portfolio system  (My Portfolio), which allows students to keep a skills learning journal, upload files and develop a CV, and portfolio their skills.

The UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) has made a major contribution towards the development of the PPD System and is responsible for UCL's PPD website, which includes links to resources available across UCL and externally, to aid the development of specific skills. CALT is also currently developing an online Moodle course, which will provide further guidance, support and resources for students' skills development.

In providing these facilities for undergraduate and taught masters students, CALT is building upon its experience of PPD provision for research students, including credit-bearing modules focusing on research and professional development within its MA Education. In addition, CALT offers a wide range of courses through the UCL Graduate School, such as a highly-acclaimed residential 'Personal and Professional Management Skills' course and various workshops focusing on specific skills relevant to the research student experience at UCL. 

Web Links


PPD System  (only accessible to current students from September 2010)
UCL Research Student Log  (only accessible to research students)
My Portfolio
PPD website
Key Skills Grid
Key Skills Moodle Course  (only accessible to current students from September 2010)
Personal & Professional Skills Development website