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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 2018.


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

Training sessions

The next training sessions will take place on:

  • Wednesday 4 October 2017: Computing students only
  • Thursday 5 October: Earth Science & Engineering students only
  • Friday 6 October: Aeronautics students only
  • Monday 9 October: Civil & Environmental Engineering students only
  • Tuesday 10 October: Design Engineering students only
  • Wednesday 11 October: Chemical Engineering students only
  • Thursday 12 October: Bioengineering students only
  • Friday 13 October: Electrical Engineering students only
  • Monday 16 October: Materials students only

 Additional sessions will be held on:

  • Thursday 26 October: PhD students from any Engineering department
  • Thursday 30 November: PhD students from any Engineering department
  • Thursday 11 January: PhD students from any Engineering department
  • Thursday 26 April: PhD students from any Engineering department

The sessions will run from 14.00 to 18.00.


To register for a session, please complete the below form: