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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.

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 a dedicated 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 has a dedicated 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.

Workshop dates

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DepartmentIntroduction to Learning and TeachingIntroduction to assessment and feedback for learning
Open to all See course dates on Graduate School website  
Aeronautics Friday 5 October, 14.00-17.00 (SKEM 060 A/B/C) Wednesday 31 October, 10.00-13.00 (SKEM 064 A/B)
Bioengineering Thursday 4 October, 10.00-13.00 (RODH 254) Thursday 25 October, 10.00-13.00 (RODH 252)
Chemical Engineering Wednesday 10 October, 14.00-17.00 (ACEX 203) Wednesday 24 October, 10.00-13.00 (RODH 252)
Civil & Environmental Engineering Monday 8 October, 14.00-17.00 (SKEM 163) Monday 29 October, 14.00-17.00 (SKEM 163)
Computing Wednesday 10 October, 10.00-13.00 (Huxley 341) Monday 15 October, 10.00-13.00 (RODH 252)
Design Engineering Tuesday 9 October, 14.00-17.00 (CAGB 752) Thursday 8 November, 10.00-13.00 (RODH 252)
Earth Science & Engineering Thursday 4 October, 14.00-17.00 (RSM 151) Monday 29 October, 10.00-13.00 (RSM 242)
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Friday 5 October, 10.00-13.00 (EEE 611) Thursday 25 October, 14.00-17.00 (EEE 611)
Materials Monday 8 October, 10.00-13.00 (RODH 254) Thursday 16 October, 10.00-13.00 (RODH 254)
Mechanical Engineering Tuesday 9 October, 10.00-13.00 (SKEM 163) Wednesday 17 October, 10.00-13.00 (SKEM 064 A/B)
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