Welcome to the University of Bristol Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (TLHE) programme for research staff and postgraduates who are engaged to teach and/or support students’ learning.
Applicants should be currently registered for Postgraduate study at the University of Bristol and should be engaged in teaching and/or assessment within the University.
The programme is designed along the same lines as the programmes for new academic staff and is mapped onto the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education (UKPSF). You will be expected to attend a 2 day training programme (split over 2 weeks), the course will include sessions on small group teaching, lecturing and assessment method. All those who attend are expected to do a short presentation to their colleagues.
The sessions have mixed faculty participation. However, in response to feedback, for the 2011/12 academic year, we have introduced some Science specific and Arts/Social Sciences specific sessions.
Attendance at the 2-day programme will allow you to continue to teach at the University. For guidance regarding postgraduate teaching at the University of Bristol, please see University's Policy on Postgraduate Research Students who Teach. There is accompanying memo from Professor Sally Heslop, Academic Director of Graduate Studies.
There is also an option to carry out a 4000 word assignment to gain 20 credits at Masters level. This option leads to an Accredited Certificate of Completion and eligibility to apply for HEA Associate Fellowship.
The programme is delivered by the Education Support Unit/Graduate School of Education on behalf of the University of Bristol and is supplemented by departmental or faculty-based tutorials. Additionally, the Education Support Unit will be running several lunchtime workshops on subjects such as Laboratory-based teaching, Supporting international students and staff, Supervising masters students, etc. Any member of staff can attend these stand-alone sessions. They may also be useful add-ons for those attending either of the programmes above.
Our aim is to support you within your teaching role/s and help you to acquire the knowledge and skills to establish yourself as a confident, effective and enthusiastic teacher. Furthermore, following the core programme, you will be able to begin the route to gain automatic eligibility to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
The course is designed to help you: