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Development opportunities for those who teach and/or research

Find out about opportunities to develop skills, gain Fellowship of the HEA, and manage your career as an educator and/or researcher.

Workshops and events

The Centre for Learning & Teaching offers a programme of short workshops and events for all staff who research and/or teach and support learning.

Attend our workshops to develop your skills and expertise in teaching and learning, research management and manage your career as an educator and researcher.

See our programme of events and book your place

Academic Career Academy

This is a practical and intensive programme for research staff who are planning an academic career. You will be able to explore the recruitment process, identify your teaching style, and develop your research ideas. You will receive support to develop an action plan, strengthen your CV, and learn how to market yourself effectively to help you get your first lectureship.

Find out more about the Academic Career Academy

PGTips: Teaching introduction for postgraduates who teach

This one day course is for doctoral students. The workshop includes a general introduction to teaching practice and the Graduate Teaching Assistant role, followed by a thematic workshop related to your specific teaching context.

You are required to attend this course in order to teach at the University of Bath. Your department or School may also offer additional training. Find out more about teaching during your doctoral studies.

Book your place on this course

Kick Start to HE Teaching

This is an intensive and practical programme for research staff and professional services colleagues who already teach as part of their current role, or are planning to teach in higher education. Course topics include teaching for effective learning, integration of research, evaluation, peer review, integration of learning technologies and assessment.

Apply for a place

Bath Course in Enhancing Academic Practice

This work-based course is for Lecturers and Teaching Fellows who need to gain a teaching qualification in order to complete probation. The course consists of three units: teaching and supporting learning, curriculum design and development, and research management. Successful completion will lead to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Find out more about the Bath Course

Bath Scheme

The Bath Scheme gives experienced staff the opportunity to gain Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in recognition of their teaching, supervision and/or learning support activities.

Find out more about the Bath Scheme

Online courses for researcher development

We offer a series of online courses for researchers, which introduce key research and career management skills. Each course may take up to 1.5 hours to complete. You can also dip in and out or just take the sections you are interested in.

Find out more about online courses for researchers

Bespoke support

Our Academic Staff Development team offer bespoke development opportunities to staff. These include:

  • one-to-one coaching for researchers
  • one-to-one support in teaching
  • bespoke workshops and/or group facilitation
  • development of case studies to showcase innovative approaches

Contact us to discuss your training requirements

Conversation with cake - Learning & Teaching Journal Club

Conversation with cake is an informal, monthly get together for staff who are interested in discussing topics relevant to learning and teaching at the university. Each month we have a paper for discussion that attendees are encouraged to read at least some of before attending, but we still welcome those that haven’t had the time to do so. Tea, coffee and cake are provided (you are encouraged to bring your own mug).

Find out dates and papers to be discussed in the future.