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Please note this course takes place over three separate days:

Workshop 1: 11th October

Workshop 2: 24th October

Workshop 3: 7th November


To enable you to

  • Choose teaching strategies and design sessions (e.g. lectures, classes, tutorials, etc.)
  • Consider how your teaching strategies might affect your students’ learning
  • Describe your teaching philosophy
  • Evaluate your own teaching (through student evaluation or teaching observation)
  • Use relevant educational literature to discuss your teaching values, strategies and practices




The DLT programme introduces you to teaching in Higher Education. You will use educational literature, design a teaching session plan, evaluate your teaching and submit a 2, 500- 5000 word teaching portfolio. The programme is accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) and you will receive a SEDA PDF Support Learning Award on successful completion of your DLT portfolio. The award is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education, at Descriptor 1.

There are PREREQUISITES and RELATED ACTIVITIES associated with the DLT programme. For more information please follow the link

You will need to have completed a PLTO course or equivalent and be teaching registered Oxford University students in the interval after you begin the DLT programme and before you submit your portfolio (up to 3 terms after you start the DLT). Prior to attending this course and you will receive an application form to ensure that you meet the DLT teaching requirements. You will need to complete this application before we can offer you a place.

DLT core handbook can be downloaded here



Practical, guided workshops (each 3 hours long) over three separate days (please see above).



Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance.


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Careers workshops for research students and research staff in Hilary term - run by the Careers Service

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley (run by Bodleian iSkills) - book now for places during January-April.

Pathways for women researchers aiming for an academic career in sciencerun by the MPLS division

Mixing it up mixed research methods course at the Department for Continuing Education (free for Oxford DPhil students) - 23 April to 11 June

Forthcoming events

Large group and lecturing

Teaching Skills

Monday, 18 March 2019 to Monday, 25 March 2019, 9.30am - 4.30pm

This course is scheduled two times each term.

Analysing biological data by model fitting in GraphPad Prism

Research Skills

Monday, 25 March 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

COURSE FULL This course is scheduled once each term.

Presentation skills

Communication Skills Research Skills

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 10am to 3pm

COURSE FULL This course is scheduled once in each term.