The University requires that all PhD students who teach (eg tutoring, lab demonstrating, project supervision, marking) must complete a formal course of training provided by CAPOD before they begin teaching. If you are hoping to teach in Semester 1 and haven’t yet done these courses, ensure you sign up promptly. You cannot teach if you haven’t done the courses, and the following dates are the only ones remaining for Semester 1.
You must attend one Tutoring and one Assessment workshop (and complete the online Diversity in the Workplace course). If you cannot attend one or both of the workshops for your Faculty, you can attend the others. You only need to do the workshops once during your time at St Andrews.
- Tutoring and Demonstrating: An Introduction (cross-Faculty) – Thursday 28th September 2017, 1-5 pm
- Assessment and Academic Misconduct: An Introduction (cross-Faculty) – Friday 29th September 2017, 1-5 pm
Note that these are the only dates remaining in Semester 1 that the mandatory courses will run. After that the next round of workshops will be 23rd and 24th January 2018 (for Arts) and 25th and 26th January 2018 (for Sciences).
You can request a place on these workshops using the Personal Development Management System (PDMS) – be sure to select Research postgraduates from the Audience drop-down menu.
For more information on the full range of support available to you as a postgraduate teacher, see: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/policy/students-postgraduate/postgraduateresearcherswhoteach/