Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Training)

Years: 1,2,3


This session, delivered by the Centre for Higher Education Research Practice (CHERP) provides:

  • Key information regarding the role of the Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA) and the Code of Practice for PGTAs
  • Introductory guidance on delivering effective sessions and assessing students

NB: This session is compulsory for all PhD researchers who teach.

PhD Researcher Feedback (2019)

  • A superb, practical session – along with the feeling of support and a genuine desire to help us move forward.

  • The facilitator was really great – very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with.  I liked how everyone got the chance to ask as many questions as they wanted and engage in discussion.  I learned a lot from listening to others as well as the structured content.

This session is part of the overall CHERP programme.  See for further details.

Bookings for workshops are via PhD Manager:

Please click on Calendar (on the left hand side) where all the events are listed.

PhD Manager will hold your booking and attendance records for all Researcher Development activities.


  • Vicky Davies

    Vicky Davies is a Professional Development Manager within staff development and a Fellow of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP) at Ulster.

    She has many years of experience in delivering and assessing Higher Education Academy (HEA) claims for recognition via accredited provision for new teaching staff and post-graduate students, through both certificated and experiential provision.

    She is an accreditor for the HEA and holds Principal Fellowship of that professional organisation.

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain C of the Vitae Framework: Engagement, influence and impact which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • D1: Working with others
  • D2: Communication and dissemination
  • D3: Engagement and impact
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework