PhD Students Starting to Teach

Academic development for PhD students commencing teaching at GCU

The University offers the Introduction to Teaching Skills programme to support PhD students at GCU who intend to take on teaching responsibilities as Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs). It is now mandatory to complete the Introduction to Teaching Skills prior to embarking on teaching as a PhD student at GCU.  This comprises a block of four half day workshops. Training blocks will be offered throughout the year to provide some flexibility in opportunities to attend. You can explore an overview of the programme here.

GTAs only need to attend one Block on one occasion. 

For further information, please contact the appropriate Research Administrator:

SHLS: Clare McDonald  (

GSBS: Lorna Waugh      (

SEBE: Ian MacKay        (