Graduate Teaching Assistants

Graduate Teaching Assistants

GTA Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (GTA ILTHE)

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (GTA ILTHE) sessions are statutory training provided as an introduction to teaching in HE for new tutors, GTAs and demonstrators at the University.

This training is a requirement and a once only class for GTAs during their time teaching at the University of Glasgow. It is part of GTA development and will complement the additional training that GTAs should receive from their School/College. 

2022-23 Session

The training involves a blended approach, requiring that GTAs, Lab Demonstrators and Tutors complete an online (asynchronous) course prior to attending a synchronous live training session that is currently scheduled to take place via Zoom throughout the semester.

These live online sessions last 2 hours and are delivered across the academic year and are scheduled for a range of dates across both Semester 1 and Semester 2 during the 2022/23 academic session.

In order to enrol for a GTA ILTHE session, participants MUST first complete the online GTA ILTHE Moodle course that can be accessed here

After completing this online material GTAs can sign up for one of the live sessions via the same Moodle course. Dates for these are released on a rolling basis.

It is attendance at the live group session that is used to gauge successful completion of the GTA ILTHE training.

Further Information

Please note that this training is only available to registered GTAs within the University of Glasgow.  Anyone unsure of their eligibility should contact their School/Institute directly.

We also require that anyone who enrols for a session must use your University of Glasgow email address and their GUID for the online element of the training. 

We also ask that participants please check their Eventbrite confirmation email to identify any other specific details for their training session.

Further questions about the GTA ILTHE training provision can sent by email.

Developing as a Graduate Teaching Assistant

The Developing as a Graduate Teaching Assistant training is a template slide bank that can be personalised to meet the training needs specific to a school/programme.  The training covers the following areas:

  • Reflecting on and developing your teaching 
  • Designing a session 
  • Teaching different size groups 
  • The role of technology in your classroom (online teaching) 
  • Assessment and feedback 
  • Student learning – diversity and inclusion 

Once personalised, these slides can be delivered by the appropriate members of staff in the school/programme.

Contact: Email to discuss the slide bank and a workshop session to help personalise the slides and train support staff to deliver the training to GTAs.