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Supporting the learning of undergraduates can be extremely rewarding, and an effective way for you to develop and refine your own communication and interpersonal skills.



If you apply to become a Teaching Assistant or Demonstrator and are successful, Human Resources will invite you to attend the relevant training:

Teaching Skills for Postgraduate Research Demonstrators / Teaching Skills for Postgraduate Research Teaching Assistants

This workshop will help you to understand your role and to develop the skills to support students’ learning, help them to develop their critical thinking skills and provide them with meaningful feedback.


Running Successful Seminars and Tutorials (Teaching Assistants only)

This workshop will help you to maximise the advantages and manage the challenges of small group teaching settings, and to devise creative activities to engage students and promote learning.




Apply to be a Teaching Assistant or Demonstrator, attend the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT) conference, and get involved in other opportunities to communicate with students such as signing up as a Student Ambassador, and mentor other members of your research group.

Extend your teaching skills to secondary school students, to inspire them and enrich their academic experience, by applying for a placement with the Brilliant Club.

You may even like to work towards Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.


Access further resources on teaching as a PhD student, the science of learning, inclusivity and session planning through the Postgraduate Research Skills Hub on Canvas.

You can also access information from SALT