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The aim of this engaging workshop is to help you to develop essential lecturing skills in a safe environment and with expert tutoring and feedback.

This is a two day course taking place on:

9th November: 9.30 to 4.30

16th November: 9.30 to 4.30


This two-day programme is one of our most highly rated courses and looks at how to become a good lecturer and teacher.  During the course you will find out how to ensure that your lecturing and teaching is engaging, effective and enjoyable for both you and your students. You will also find out how to develop critical thinking and how to become a more natural and creative lecturing and teaching style.

By the end of this two-day course it is expected that workshop participants will be able to:

* Get students to engage with their subject

* Develop critical thinking

* Run interactive and engaging lectures

* Increase their own confidence in lecturing


The course content will include information on

i. Lecturing skills

ii. Small group teaching

iii. Teaching large classes

The aim of this engaging workshop is to help you to develop essential lecturing skills in a safe environment and with expert tutoring and feedback.


A selection of recent feedback include:

“I would recommend this course without hesitation. It is not only helpful for lecturing, but also for teaching in whatever setting and even giving interactive academic presentations.”

“Great fun”

“Not what I expected. It has really changed the way I think about lecturing”

 “Really made me think differently about my teaching”

In reaction to the evaluation question What aspects of the course were particularly useful and how will they help your research/career?” previous participants have stated:

 “Thinking about teaching in a different way”

 “Tips on teaching methodology”



Two days



Maximum 15

Terms and Conditions

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


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Forthcoming events

Introduction to statistics (Group A)

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 to Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Introduction to statistics (Group B)

Thursday, 21 February 2019 to Thursday, 14 March 2019, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Viva preparation

Monday, 04 March 2019, 2pm to 5pm

Writing a thesis

Tuesday, 05 March 2019, 2pm to 5pm

Experimental Design: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday, 06 March 2019, 9am to 5pm

Managing your supervisor

Thursday, 07 March 2019, 10am to 1pm