Graduate Teaching Assistants
As a general rule, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are postgraduate research students paid by their host department to conduct tutorials and undertake other teaching-related duties for first and second-year undergraduate students. Being a Graduate Teaching Assistant is an excellent way of gaining valuable work experience, as well as a means of supplementing your income.
All new GTAs are required to undergo training to aid them in their teaching duties. The Learning & Teaching Centre is responsible for providing both the statutory training and the more in-depth GTA Module: Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Both training programmes offer excellent opportunities for you reflect on student learning and your own teaching practice while contributing significantly to your professional development.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a GTA please contact your supervisor or host departement.
Further support materials for GTAs are available on a Moodle site, available to University of Glasgow students at:
GTAs can also use this Moodle site to book places themseselves on sessions available from January through to May.