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 until (at least) April 2019.


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

Programme structure

There are a two open sessions before term starts, aimed at those GTAs who cannot attend departmental sessions.

Each department has an allocated session (Introduction to Learning and Teaching) in the first two weeks of term. GTAs must attend the Introduction to Learning and Teaching session before doing any work as a GTA.

Each department also has an allocated session for Introduction to Assessment and Feedback for Learning before the end of the autumn term. GTAs must attend the assessment session before they can mark students' work.

There are further general sessions throughout the term as part of the normal Graduate School schedule.

Read more about the GTA programme structure on the Graduate School website, bookings should be made online.

Workshop dates

Click on the date to open the booking form for each workshop.

DepartmentIntroduction to Learning and TeachingIntroduction to assessment and feedback for learning
Open to all

Tuesday 24 September 2019, 10.00-13.00 (CAGB 747/748)

Thursday 26 September 2019, 13.30-16.30 (SKEM 601)

Aeronautics and Design Engineering Friday 04 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (CAGB 640) Thursday 24 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (CAGB 309)
Chemical Engineering Friday 11 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (ACEX 315) Tuesday 29 October 2019, 13.30-16.30 (ACEX 315)
Civil & Environmental Engineering Monday 07 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (SKEM 601) Wednesday 30 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (SKEM 601)

Wednesday 02 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (HXLY 140)

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (SKEM 601)

Monday 21 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (SKEM 601)
Earth Science & Engineering and Bioengineering Thursday 03 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (RSM 1.51) Tuesday 22 October 2019, 10.00-13.00
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Tuesday 08 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (ACEX 315) Friday 25 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (EEE 407A/B)
Materials Wednesday 09 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (RSM G20) Tuesday 22 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 
Mechanical Engineering Thursday 10 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (CAGB 747/748) Wednesday 23 October 2019, 10.00-13.00 (SKEM 064A/B)
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