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Doctoral College

Doctoral Students Who Teach

Queen Mary offers support for graduate teaching assistants, teaching associates, demonstrators and PhD students who teach in a variety of roles.


The Queen Mary Academy provide educational development support for PhD students who teach:  

  • Teach your first session – a workshop for those entirely new to teaching  

  • GTA development workshops – individual workshops for PhD students employed as graduate teaching assistants that focus on key aspects of teaching and learning such as assessment and feedback. Book your place on the CPD booking site:
    • Introduction to Assessment Design
    • Introduction to Curriculum Design
    • Providing Effective Feedback

  • Teaching recognition: we provide two routes through which you can gain Associate Fellowship of Advance HE (AFHEA) in recognition of your teaching practice:  

    • Certificate in Learning and Teaching (CILT) is a 30-credit postgraduate taught programme that introduces participants to the key knowledge, skills and principles that underpin effective teaching in higher education and fosters self-development as a reflective educator. Successful completion of CILT leads to recognition as Associate Fellow.
    • AFHEA Accelerator is a mentoring programme for PhD students who want to make a written application for AFHEA in order to gain formal recognition for teaching activities. It provides a workshop and 1-2-1 support to enable you to write reflectively about your teaching experience. 

Bespoke sessions for Schools and Institutes are available on request. To book a place or for more information please contact Olumide Popoola (Education and Recognition Advisor and CILT Module 1 Convener) at

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