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Teaching during your doctoral studies

Find out more about the value of teaching experience as a doctoral student, how to get involved and what support is available.

Value of teaching

Undertaking teaching during your doctoral studies is a great way to develop a variety of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers inside and beyond academia. Project management, communication, coaching and problem solving are just some of the skills you will use every time you lead a class.

"Teaching enhances doctoral students' ability to translate their research to different audiences which is an essential skill for a successful researcher." Professor Cassie Wilson, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Student Experience)

Students in a seminar

How to start teaching as a doctoral student

There are plenty of opportunities for you to teach here at Bath, and with external organisations too. Have a look through our comprehensive guide how to find opportunities within the University. It covers everything you need to know, including training, approval to teach, resources and support contacts.

As well as opportunities to gain valuable teaching experience within the University there are plenty of opportunities externally too, via organisations like The Brilliant Club.

Find out how to start teaching at the University
Students in a seminar
Alex Cousen, PhD student
‘Thanks to teaching, I can take that step back, reflect and improve’
Alex Cousen Final year PhD student