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.
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.
There is also an option to carry out a 4000 word assignment to gain 20 credits at Master’s level and this option leads to an Accredited Certificate of Completion. This route leads to exemption from Unit 1, Teaching and Learning on main academic programme should you take it in the future and eligibility to apply for HEA Associate Fellowship. In addition, staff can attend any of the optional units on the main programme.
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 or Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
The course is designed to help you: