Training as a young tutor: my experience of attending the “Introduction to Academic Practice” course at the University of Edinburgh

As a PhD student, you will most probably get the opportunity to tutor undergraduate and/or postgraduate taught students. In addition to providing a (much welcome!) venue for income, tutoring experience advances academic career prospects, as it is an essential prerequisite for academic posts that involve teaching duties, such as teaching …

My experience of the “Edinburgh Teaching Award”

The Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA) is a self-reflective route to gaining recognition for teaching experience acquired in an academic context, while developing a better insight of one’s teaching skills and methods. It is offered by the University’s Institute of Academic Development. EdTA is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), …