INSPIRE teaching programme

An INSPIRE alumnus returns to the classroomThis full-time, 10-month Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is targeted at postgraduates from a physics, chemistry, maths or engineering background who want to enter a teaching career.

It combines teacher training in partner schools in and around London with a series of outreach activities to bring science to life.

Find out more about INSPIRE.

Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)

Many PhD students across the College are involved with the teaching, supervision and assessment of both undergraduate and Master’s students.

Working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) provides you with an opportunity to broaden your experience, and develop further skills such as learning how to convey complex technical concepts and writing/communication.

In addition, it can help improve your own technical abilities (both theoretical and practical). It also enables you to broaden your knowledge base and gain communication and task management experience.

Contact the department you are interested in for more information about GTA opportunities.

Graduate teaching assistant training programme

The Graduate School and the College’s Educational Development Unit have worked together to develop a new graduate teaching assistant training programme (STAR).

STAR provides PhD students with the chance to obtain Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy – a qualification that is increasingly sought by employers across the education sector.