Opportunities at GCU

Collaboration is at the heart of our community at GCU, and there are many workshops and training options that may be of interest to our researchers. Click on the titles below to see more about different opportunities at GCU.

Academic Development and Student Learning

Academic Development and Student Learning (ADSL) is part of the wider Learning and Student Experience Directorate in Glasgow Caledonian University.

Visit this page to learn more about ADSL and if you are interested in attending any of their sessions, all upcoming events are posted on Eventbrite.

College Connect

Whether you have been offered a place at GCU or have yet to apply, the College Connect Team provides a dedicated service at GCU to guide you through the process. Our programme of activities have been designed to help you connect with GCU:

  • The College Connect Transition Programme to help you make the transition from college to university
  • UCAS Application Advice and Events, such as Get Connected and Getting Into GCU
  • College and HN Induction Events including the Get Ahead Programme
  • Mentoring support and College Connect Membership
Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)

GCU LEAD hosts a series of Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) workshops aimed at PhD students considering lecturing as a career. Topics that have been covered in the series include:

  • Teaching to small groups
  • Teaching international students
  • Blended learning
  • Teaching through simulations
  • Managing disruptive behaviour in the classroom

Upcoming GTA sessions in January 2022 and May 2022 are open for registrations; there are also other useful additional resources that you can check out.

ICT Bytes Webinar Sessions

The Learning Development Centre in the School of Health & Life Sciences offer half-hour webinar sessions on various ICT skills. A webinar is a seminar/demonstration conducted over the Internet. The presenter has a microphone and a camera and also can share their screen so the attendees will hear and see the presenter, as well as their computer screen to follow the demonstration. All that is needed to participate is a computer with internet connection and speakers or headphones. Topics that are covered include:

  • Charts in Excel
  • Page numbering in Word
  • Writing equations in Word
  • Drawings and pictures and their formatting in Word
  • SmartArt graphics (diagrams) in Word and PowerPoint
  • Use and formatting of tables in Word
  • Styles and TOC in Word
  • Publications (brochures) in Word
  • Simple Gantt charts in Project
  • Survey Monkey
  • Google Docs for Questionnaires
  • Google Docs for collaborative Writing

To book on to one or more of the webinars please email LDC_HLS@gcu.ac.uk, call 0141 331 3456, or visit the team in Room A107.

Postgraduate Research (PGR) Rep Opportunity

Research Student Reps help improve the Postgraduate Research experience by feeding back key issues that affect postgraduate research students to both the University and GCU Students’ Association.