We support postgraduate research students in developing their teaching in the following ways:
- Introduction to HE teaching at Bristol (runs in Autumn and Spring; see BILT events to book). Suitable for those new to teaching at Bristol. See the University’s Policy on postgraduate research students who teach which requires PGRs to engage in training when they begin to teach.
- CREATE HEA Fellowship Scheme, which focuses on reflecting on your current teaching and leads to Associate Fellowship of the HEA. Expect to plan at least 15 hours engagement/writing your reflective narrative for an Associate Fellow claim. Suitable for PGRs with some teaching and/or learning support responsibilities. We recommend this route to Associate Fellowship for busy PGRs.
- Unit 1 of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. A 30 credit level 7 unit, which focuses on reflecting on and developing your teaching, and leads to Associate Fellowship of the HEA. Suitable for PGRs with at least 20 hours of teaching and/or supporting learning within the same year. Expect to plan at least 30 hours engaging with formal learning and then further time in order to: develop your teaching practice (on the job); and to engage with independent study and your assessment. Apply here for the next start date
See BILT Events to book onto upcoming workshops, courses and events and for other development opportunities.
See and/or contribute to Postgraduate Pedagogies, a new, open-access journal dedicated to showcasing the unique contribution that Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) bring to Higher Education.
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Resources to support you in developing your online and blended teaching, including case studies, blog posts and podcasts.