UCL Dean’s Strategic Funds Awards 2021

The Dean’s Strategic Funds Award have awarded funding of up to £2,500 to four research projects involving CTaLE members.

dunli li and aureo de paula

Dunli Li (Lecturer (Teaching), UCL Economics BSc programme Co-Director)
Aureo De Paula (Professor, UCL Economics BSc programme Co-Director)

Title: Enhancing students’ data analytics skills with Python

The aim of the project is to introduce students to the ‘Python’ programming language and to enhance their data analytics skills and eventually their employability.

Deans Awards funds wnners

Silvia Dal Bianco (Lecturer (Teaching), UCL Economics)
Parama Chaudhury (Professor (Teaching), UCL Economics)
Cloda Jenkins (Professor (Teaching), UCL Economics)
Dunli Li (Lecturer (Teaching), UCL Economics)
Michela Tincani (Lecturer, UCL Economics)

Title: Designing Adaptable Teaching and Learning for a more resilient Higher Education Model

The project aims at understanding both students’ and lecturers’ experiences of the “adaptable education model” (AEM), where special attention is devoted to students’ diversity and possible attainment gaps due to the transition to online learning.

More information on adaptable education.


Cloda Jenkins (Professor (Teaching), UCL Economics)
Caroline Garaway (Vice Dean Education)
Robert Donovan (UCL Careers)

Title: Helping students understand and make the most of the skills they develop in their degree.

The aim of the project is to establish a framework that facilitates this communication part of employability support. The focus would be on SHS undergraduates, with potential to extend to PGT.

parama chaudhary and anna_killick

Parama Chaudhury (Professor (Teaching), UCL Economics)
Anna Killick (Research Fellow, UCL Politics)

Title: Communicating Economics in a Fake News World

This project acts as a pilot for a larger study (with the National Institute Economic and Social Research (NIESR), in which we propose workshops where small groups of members of the public from a full range of social backgrounds engage with individual economists, to improve mutual understanding and communication about economic issues.

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