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.

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 in their first, second and third years.


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

Programme structure

There are two courses:

  • Introduction to Learning and Teaching. GTAs must attend the Introduction to Learning and Teaching session before doing any work as a GTA.
  • Introduction to Assessment and Feedback. GTAs must attend the assessment session before they can mark students' work.

Read more about the GTA programme structure on the Graduate School website