The Graduate School is pleased to offer this provision, which has been designed and is delivered by our colleagues in the Westminster Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation (CETI).
This series of workshops will equip doctoral researchers with the fundamental theories, principles and pedagogical applications of teaching in higher education. The seven 2 ½ hour sessions will provide doctoral researchers with opportunities to explore, reflect upon and discuss learning theories and principles for giving feedback and assessing learning as well as to evaluate teaching practices by means of observations. The last two sessions are devoted to putting theory into practice through peer teaching and peer feedback.
Week 1: Learning theories
Week 2: Pedagogy and practical approaches
Week 3: Feedback and assessment
Week 4: Teaching observation
Week 5: Reflection and discussion on observations
Week 6: Peer teaching / Evaluation and discussion
Week 7: Peer teaching / Evaluation and discussion
This provision is open to all doctoral researchers, but priority will be given to those who have been unable to secure any teaching duties and/or those who have some teaching duties but do not have the required number of hours required to undertake the University Certificate of Special Study: Supporting Learning in Higher Education (SLHE). For further details on the Certificate please see:
There will be 16 places available in 2023-24 (semester 2) and these will be allocated to those who meet the application criteria after the closing date:
i) that you do not have sufficient hours to apply for/are not enrolled on the Westminster Certificate of Special Study in Supporting Learning
ii) that if offered a place you are committed to attending all 7 workshops in the series, as this is a sequential programme which builds on skills and knowledge gained in earlier sessions.
Completed application forms (see link at the end of this page) should be emailed to the University DRDP Coordinator by 5pm, 8th January 2024.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
An announcement will be circulated to all doctoral researchers when applications open.
The workshops are planned to run on campus (1:30pm – 4pm) as follows:
Week 1 22nd January 2024
Week 2 29th January 2024
Week 3 5th February 2024
Week 4 12th-16th February 2024 – Observations
Students sit in on classes (organised by students within their department)
Week 5 19th February 2024
Week 6 26th February 2024
Week 7 4th March 2024