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

  • training

  • 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:

Postgraduates Who Teach wiki.

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.