Postdoctoral staff are welcome to attend most of the workshops offered by the EDU, but certain sessions are designed specifically with postdocs in mind or are aimed at those relatively new to teaching
If you have not yet done any teaching or are just starting on teaching
Introduction to Teaching for Learning
A one-day workshop for staff who are relatively new to teaching in higher education.
If you are a postdoc who formally or informally assists with PhD supervision and want to work towards the 'Assistant Supervisor' title
Introduction to Being an Assistant Supervisor
There is also an online version of this face-to-face workshop available via the Graduate School website.
If you are actually doing some teaching
You may wish to consider our practical guide workshops, which offer a series of topics, all designed to give you practical hints and tips for your teaching practice.
If you want to take a more extended programme
You could consider:
Supporting Learning and Teaching Pathway
SLTP has been designed to meet the needs of the significant number of College staff whose job involves supporting learners but who are not part of the full-time academic staff. The pathway is designed to increase participants' knowledge of learning and teaching issues relevant to their roles at Imperial.
SLTP is one of Imperial College’s Foundations in Teaching pathways and is accredited as part of the Imperial STAR Framework. Participants who complete this programme can apply to become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (at Higher Education Academy). All work that participants undertake on SLTP is designed to contribute to their application.
If you are doing a significant amount of teaching, you could also consider:
Postgraduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching
The Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre
Training in transferable skills for postdocs is provided by the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre.
The Imperial STAR Framework
The Imperial College Supporting Teaching Accreditation and Recognition (STAR) Framework is designed to enable all those who teach and support student learning at Imperial College to:
- recognise and develop their skills;
- receive the appropriate reward and professional recognition for their teaching;
- demonstrate a commitment to their ongoing professional development.
The STAR Framework not only applies to academic staff, but also to the various other clinical teachers, support staff and graduate teaching assistants who are vital in teaching and supporting our students.