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.
A number of you have shown an interest in obtaining an accredited teaching qualification which you can list on your CV. We are in the process of working with CLAD to put together a short course that is suited to the needs of postdocs within MDS. This course should not take up more than one day of your time.
We have now circulated via e-mail the results of the survey are now planning this event. A copy of the results can also be requested by contacting Lesley Bodenham
Help required for teaching
Are you interested in helping as a teaching assistant in laboratory/computer practical sessions this next academic year?
This is a great (and fun) way for research fellows to gain some teaching experience. If you are interested please contact Julie Wright in the Teaching Support Office.
Dr Alex Conner (Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences) runs several modules on the Biomaterials course and is looking for tutors to deliver small group tutorials in basic biology.
The teaching material will be provided and “tutor tutorials” will also be provided to discuss the best ways of teaching so no-one will be isolated.
Post-docs are encouraged to contribute and this is a particularly great opportunity for those who have not taught before to gain some experience.
If you are interested in contributing to these sessions, please contact Dr Alex Connor