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***THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED*** This online MSD Skills Training course is suitable for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral early career researchers in the Division who are intending to teach in the University and HE more generally. This course contains pre-work you will need to complete before the live session.


This course provides an introduction to learning and teaching in higher education. Please note that this is a requirement for teaching in many departments in MSD. This online version will consist of pre-recorded materials that you will need to work through prior to the two hour live interactive session. You will have access to the pre-recorded materials once your booking is confirmed (please refer to 'This course has pre-work' below for further information).


Apply fundamental principles of learning to your teaching

Learn how to find teaching opportunities in the University

Design and consider different ways of delivering small group teaching

Provide high quality feedback to your students

Evaluate the effectiveness of your teaching


Maximum 10


Once you have booked onto the scheduled live interactive session, you will be sent an email enrolment invitation to Canvas. You need to accept the invitation and work your way through all of the PLTO materials in Canvas well in advance of the live session.

Booking confirmation and reminder emails will provide the session link and joining instructions for the live scheduled session. You can click on the session link up to 15 minutes before the session is due to start. Once the tutors have started the session, they will tell you what to do.


A good internet connection, uninterrupted time, camera and microphone enabled on PC.


Once you have booked on the course, you will be sent an enrolment invitation email from Canvas. Accepting this link gives you access to the pre-work (pre-recorded lectures, exercises and other materials) you will need to work through to participate in the live session. Please note that as Canvas is a separate platform to the booking system, you may need to check your junk folder if you haven't received the Canvas enrolment invitation email.


It is now a requirement that you complete the three short feedback questions sent to you once you have completed the course. This is to enable us to get the feedback we need to evaluate and improve our courses. On submitting the completed survey you will then receive an email with a link to download your attendance certificate. All survey results are downloaded and stored anonymously.


Where no cost is given in the shopping basket, no deposit is required. However, more than two instances of non-attendance or late cancellation (less than 72 hours before the course is due to start) without prior notice of mitigating circumstances will be logged and may mean you will not be able to attend any further MSD Skills training courses in the term.