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APDU: Introduction to Learning & Teaching: Initial training for Demonstrators and GTAs

*** This training is provided by the Academic Professional Development Unit (APDU) *** 

Supporting the learning of undergraduates can be an extremely rewarding way for you to develop and refine your teaching and interpersonal skills. In this session, you will be introduced to the contextual and practical knowledge needed for you to carry out your role as a Demonstrator and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA).

Following this session, you will be given free access to the University Teaching: Core Skills online course. When you complete the recommended sections of this course, you will be able to download your certificate of attendance. You will not be able to access this online course before attending the training session. More information about this online course will be provided during the training session.  

Aimed at

Doctoral Researchers who have a contract to start their role as Demonstrators or GTAs this academic year


This session is for Brunel Doctoral Researchers who have a contract to start their role as Demonstrators or GTAs and have not attended previously.  

Joining instructions

Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants prior to the session

Key learning outcomes

By participating in this session and completing the recommended activities, you will

  • Understand the UKPSF
  • Be able to define pedagogy
  • Understand the key components of learning and teaching in HE in relation to the Demonstrator and GTA roles
  • Debate and recognise the key issues and policies relating to student performance
  • Proactively engage in developing your practice and gaining formal recognition

Presented by

Dr Senthila Quirke, Academic Professional Development Unit,

Specific skills focused on in this session

Learning and teaching

Select a date

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

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