Beyond Starting to Teach Programme


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To keep up to date with development activities available through Academic Staff Development and across the University.

To enhance teaching excellence for PGRs throughout the academic year, Academic Staff Development have designed a series of themed sessions on a range of teaching topics.

These sessions will take place between 12:00 and 14:00 (so please bring your lunch) and offer an opportunity to develop your teaching practice through sharing and reflecting upon your experiences.

You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the year for all of the sessions you have attended. 

Beyond Starting to Teach Programme 2017/18


15 November

Motivating student groups

This session will focus on the different ways to engage students based on the many internal and external factors that can influence student motivation.


7 December

Balancing teaching within your PhD

Planning for teaching alongside your research will be explored through sharing good practice and hearing from experienced academic staff. 


26 January

Managing classroom dynamics

In this session we will discuss how to develop a positive learning environment to prevent potential issues and encourage participation for all.


12 February

Practical TEL

Focussing on popular learning and teaching tools, this session will explore the possibilities of using simple TEL strategies within teaching.


13 March

Upscaling small group teaching

How to implement small group teaching strategies for larger groups to encourage active learning will be investigated within this session.  


18 April

Creating inclusive learning spaces

Within this session, ways to mitigate unconscious bias and ensure teaching and learning approaches reflect good practice will be addressed.


24 May

Effective feedback to students

The variety of different methods of giving feedback will be explored as well as the effect feedback can have on student performance and motivation. 


15 June

Developing your teaching practice

How do you develop as a teacher and where do go for development, help and further recognition? 

Please note this is a provisional programme and some sessions may be altered during the year.