Information for current postgraduates

PhD students working as tutors and demonstrators

Information for PhD students who are currently working as tutors and demonstrators or interested in applying for tutor and demonstrator roles in the University.

Details of how to apply for tutoring and demonstrating opportunities are available on the Teaching Support pages of the HCA website.

The Teaching Support pages also include information about contracts and payments, and a copy of the Part-Time Tutor Handbook.

There are a number of formal and informal training opportunities for Tutors and Demonstrators, at subject area level, school level and within the wider University. Doctoral candidates may wish to develop a teaching portfolio, recording the teaching they have undertaken and keeping reports of peer observations of teaching, to help them to reflect on and develop their teaching skills, and to assist with future job applications. Supervisors are encouraged to discuss this with their students and to direct them towards the training opportunities available, and the Handbook, which contains useful advice and guidance. If you have any suggestions for updates or edits to the handbook, please get in touch with Dr Mark Newman as Graduate School Deputy Director.

The Institute for Academic Development provides a range of training options for part-time tutors, details of which are available on the IAD Website.

The IAD will also support tutors who wish to seek Higher Education Academy accreditation and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology runs an annual briefing session on this process.