Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster (ITL)

Support for associate teachers, in particular Postgraduates and researchers who teach, is provided through the one-day Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster workshops and the Higher Education Academy accredited Associate Teacher Programme (formerly SLP)

You are also encouraged to take advantage of any of the Continuing Professional Development Sharing Practice opportunities, intended for all those at Lancaster involved in teaching and supporting students learning.

This one-day induction course is designed to help postgraduates, researchers and others involved in modest amounts of demonstrating or seminar teaching to address some of the basic skills and understanding they will need for their work. It assumes that participants have little or no previous teaching experience.

The day will cover:

  • Introduction to Learning and Teaching in HE
  • Teaching small groups or demonstrating in laboratories
  • Assessment issues
  • Effective Communication in the teaching context
  • Being a tutor at Lancaster University - addressing participants' own questions and concerns about teaching

Please book early as demand is always high for these workshops (see workshop dates below). 


Workshop Dates 


3rd October (Tuesday Intro week) click here to book      FULL

5th October (Thursday Intro week) click here to book     FULL

13th October (Friday week 1) click here to book     FULL 

18th October (Wednesday week 2) click here to book    FULL 

31st October (Tuesday week 4) Mathematics & Statistics* click here to book    FULL
Aimed at those teaching numerate subjects 

3rd November (Friday week 4) click here to book



15th January (Monday week 1 Lent term) click here to book

16th January (Tuesday week 1 Lent term) click here to book


Please note: You do not currently need to have any teaching hours in order to attend this event. Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

There is no charge for the event, and a light sandwich lunch and refreshments will be provided. You will receive a letter of attendance on completion of the workshop for your/your department's records. Departments are also sent a list confirming the names of all those who attend the Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster days.

Please note that departments are notified in the event of your non-attendance at an event unless at least 24 hours prior notification is received.

Email:  OED or phone 01524 595230.

These sessions will return in Michaelmas 2018, to have your name put on the waiting list please email OED

Further enquiries can be addressed to:
Susan Armitage
Tel: 01524 5-10621