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Term-time employment and teaching opportunities

All full time students are reminded that paid employment should not exceed 16 hours in any one week during term time. It is the Department's view that excessive paid employment may seriously damage a student's academic progress. In addition to the University restriction on hours, holders of postgraduate studentships should comply with restrictions imposed by these awards and note they are restricted to 6 hours paid employment per week.


Teaching opportunities

All PhD students can take on some HPTS (Hourly Paid Teaching Staff) paid teaching within the Department. This allows you to develop and refine your teaching skills and gain useful experience.

Students are normally asked to take on some teaching, demonstrating, or marking duties in the Department, usually up to two or three hours per week during the teaching terms (autumn term and spring term). The maximum time students are allowed to teach is six hours per week.

Teaching support is normally organised around July/August for the following academic year, but further opportunities arise throughout the year. If you are interested in offering your services you should talk in the first instance to Olya Khalaj-Mehri.

The College's inSTIL programme - Skills of Teaching to Inspire Learning - provides training in teaching leading to the College Postgraduate Certificate in Skills of Teaching to Inspire Learning (inSTIL), and you are required to take this training in order to teach in the College.

If you take on any substantial teaching then a member of academic staff will act as your `mentor' for this activity. This will normally be either your supervisor or the lecturer running the course you are involved in.



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