Workshops and Symposium for postgraduate teaching assistants

The Economics Network's workshop for new lecturers will be combined with the early careers teaching symposium in April 2015.

The next workshop series for GTA workshops will take place in the autumn of 2015, please check back for further information.

GTA Workshops

The workshops complement any generic-based institutional training delegates might receive (and in some institutions exempts attendees from parts of such training) and are facilitated by experienced economics lecturers.

The workshops enable participants to discuss and evaluate the effective teaching of economics in small-group classes, tutorials, seminars and workshops, including:

  • managing student expectations
  • students learning styles
  • different seminar types
  • dealing with diversity
  • marking and feedback

The GTA workshops are free of charge for all GTAs based in UK Higher Education Institutions and places are offered on a first come-first served basis. Travel will not be reimbursed.

UK Professional Standards Framework

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance, mapping the workshop/symposium activities and outcomes to the UK Professional Standards Framework used in institution training for lecturers and postgraduates.

Feedback

Over 200 economists attended our GTA workshops last year. Previous participants' feedback:

"Best workshop I've ever been to!"

"It gave me an idea of what to expect as a teaching assistant, what challenges I will meet and how to tackle them."

"I just want to take the opportunity to thank GTA workshop group for giving me this advice and information before I began a new role in teaching. I felt it gave me an open-minded, fresh perspective towards teaching, which I think is crucial to delivering a teaching service with enthusiasm and professionalism."

Sponsors

Scottish Economic SocietyRoyal Economic Society

The Economics Network acknowledges the support of the Royal Economic Society and the Scottish Economic Society in delivering these events.

The GTA workshop programme is just one of the ways we support Economics postgraduate teaching assistants.

Past workshops

2014

  • 22 September 2014, Cardiff University
  • 24 September 2014, University of Exeter
  • 24 September 2014, University of Manchester
  • 26 September 2014, University of Newcastle
  • 26 September 2014, Royal Holloway University of London
  • 30 September 2014, University of Sheffield
  • 1 October 2014, University College London
  • 1 October 2014, University of Nottingham
  • 3 Octboer 2014, University of Oxford
  • 7 October 2014, University of Birmingham
  • 9 October 2014, University of East Anglia
  • 14 November 2014, Glasgow Caledonian University

2013

  • 18 September 2013, Queen Mary University of London
  • 24 September 2013, University of Exeter
  • 26 September 2013, University of Manchester
  • 30 September 2013, Cardiff University
  • 30 September 2013, Royal Holloway University of London
  • 2 October 2013, University of Nottingham
  • 2 October 2013, University College London
  • 2 October 2013, University of York
  • 3 October 2013, University of Bristol
  • 4 October 2013, University of Oxford
  • 4 October 2013, Lancaster University
  • 9 October 2013, University of Warwick
  • 9 October 2013, University of Essex

2012

  • 17 September 2012, University of Sussex
  • 20 September 2012, University of Bristol
  • 26 September 2012, Cardiff University
  • 28 September 2012, University of Oxford
  • 28 September 2012, Loughborough University
  • 1 October 2012, University of Birmingham
  • 3 October 2012, University College London
  • 3 October 2012, University of Nottingham
  • 3 October 2012, University of Essex
  • 3 October 2012, London School of Economics
  • 5 October 2012, Lancaster University
  • 8 October 2012, University of East Anglia
  • 17 October 2012, University of Exeter
  • 24 October 2012, University of Glasgow

2011

  • 23 September 2011, University of Cardiff
  • 28 September 2011, London School of Economics
  • 28 September 2011, University of East Anglia
  • 30 September 2011, University of Essex
  • 3 October 2011, University College London
  • 5 October 2011, University of Nottingham
  • 6 October 2011, University of Sheffield
  • 7 October 2011, Universtiy of Glasgow
  • 12 October 2011, University of York
  • 19 October 2011, University of Sussex
  • 21 October 2011, University of Bristol

2010

  • 24 September 2010, University of Cardiff
  • 27 September 2010, London School of Economics
  • 29 September 2010, University of East Anglia
  • 7 October 2010, University of Sheffield
  • 7 October 2010, University of Edinburgh
  • 8 October 2010, Lancaster University

2009

  • 18 November 2009, University of East Anglia
  • 10 October 2009, Edinburgh Napier University
  • 7 October 2009, University of Sheffield
  • 25 September 2009, London School of Economics

2008

  • 24 October 2008, Strathclyde Business School
  • 26 September 2008, London School of Economics
  • 16 June 2008, Lancaster University

2007

  • 25 September 2007, London School of Economics

2006

  • 22 September 2006, Nottingham Trent University