Many doctoral students undertake teaching during their doctoral studies. It is a great way to develop a variety of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers inside and beyond academia, such as: mentoring and coaching, project and people management, and giving and receiving feedback.
If you employ a doctoral student to teach, or work alongside them in a classroom, there are a number of important things to consider including:
identifying teaching needs
recruitment, selection and approval
on-going support and mentoring
feedback and review
Over the last academic year, following feedback from a range of students and staff across the faculties and the School, the Doctoral College has collated appropriate guidance and tips into a wiki for staff:
If you are doctoral student and want to find out more about teaching, read our Guide to How to Start Teaching as a Doctoral Student.