Teaching Opportunities

Teaching is an excellent way of testing what you know, reminding yourself of what you once knew, and gaining strong communication skills that will help you as you present your research to the scientific community and the public.  Some of you might even decide it is the right profession for you. 

Teaching workshops

PERCAT Teaching opportunities in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Tuesday 15 September (9.00 - 11.00) Room N143 IBR Seminar Room, Medical School, CMDS

Following on from the success of last year’s event, it is clear that many in PERCAT would like the opportunity to teach within the College.  This workshop will present the range of teaching opportunities we hope to fill in the next academic year, and we hope you will ‘sign up’ and get trained in the different aspects of teaching on offer.

Postdocs / Early Career Researchers are involved in teaching in a range of postgraduate and undergraduate courses, either leading tutorials, journal clubs with small groups of students, as laboratory practical demonstrators, or as day-to-day supervisors of project students.  Undertaking these teaching activities can be an ideal way to ‘test the water’ to see if teaching is something you enjoy and whether it is something to consider as a career. Bear in mind that we don't expect anyone to do more than an hour or two of teaching per year (though you can if you want!), and that you will be involved in established sessions, using well-tested learning materials. You will not be asked to design a new teaching session.

Workshop format:

  • 9.00 - 10.00 
    Module Coordinator Presentations (IBR Seminar Room)
    Module leaders involved in teaching will make short presentations describing their teaching requirements / dates / times etc for the 2015/2016 academic year.
  • 10.00-11.00
    One-to-one discussion with module leads (IBR Common Room)
    Refreshments will be provided.

This is a chance to discuss with lecturers about what is required, and/or talk to other researchers about their teaching experience.

Following on from this, in late September Dr Alex Conner and Dr Karl Nightingale will also deliver four modules on lab based demonstrating, small group teaching, giving a lecture and One-to-one tutoring.  These courses would be accredited by CLAD and can be topped up to the full academic teaching qualification if you wish to pursue this. 

Teaching opportunities within MDS

If you would like to assist with teaching within the college please complete this short online form. The information you provide will be collated within a central database that will be made available to module leads. 

Workshop registration

Registration is free, please complete the online form to register for the workshop or contact Lesley Bodenham