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Training programme for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA)

The training programme for new and existing Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) covers the basics of teaching and learning, small-group teaching (e.g. tutorials, problem classes, labs) and assessment and feedback.

The programme will count as 'one professional skill course' towards the Graduate School's compulsory attendance requirement. Find out more about the attendance requirement.

This year's training will consist of one compulsory half day workshop.

What are the benefits?

Benefits of the GTA training programme include:

  • skills and knowledge in the areas of practical and small-group teaching, in which aspects of preparation, student learning and motivation, and assessment and feedback are considered
  • access to teaching specialists to help support your teaching
  • awareness of resources

Who is eligible for the programme?

GTA training is open to PhD students who are registered in their department until (at least) April 2017.

You will need the permission of your supervisor and assurance from your department that you will have some opportunity to teach in the 2016-17 academic year.


You will be able to access advice, videos a workbook, and a wide range of teaching of learning matters once you are enrolled on the training.

Training sessions

The next training sessions will take place on:

  • Wednesday 11 January 2017
  • Wednesday 26 April 2017

The sessions will run from 14.00 to 18.00.


To register for a session please email