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 Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy) accredited Associate Teacher Programme (ATP) [formerly Supporting Learning Programme - 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 2019/2020 


Michaelmas 2019 - Term 1

2nd October        (Wednesday Intro week) - please click here to book

3rd October         (Thursday Intro week) - please click here to book

4th October         (Friday Intro week) - please click here to book

8th October         (Tuesday week 1) Maths and Stats only – date yet to be confirmed

9th October         (Wednesday week 1) - please click here to book

11th October       (Friday week 1) - please click here to book

21st October       (Monday week 3) - please click here to book


Lent 2020 - Term 2

10th January       (Wednesday MV4) - please click here to book

13th January       (Monday week 1 Lent term)- please 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.

These sessions will return in Michaelmas 2020, to have your name put on the waiting list for the academic year 2020/21 please email OED

Further enquiries can be addressed to:
Jo Nicholson, Programmes Officer c/o email: OED


Please read our information on accessibility and cancellation charges for this programme.