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Introduction to HE Teaching at Bristol (multiple dates)

September 12

This online course has been designed for those new to teaching/and or supporting learning including: 

  • Teaching support roles – for example demonstrators, graduate teachers and associate teachers 
  • Research staff (pathway 2) with some teaching responsibilities 
  • Teaching staff (pathway 1 or 3) new to teaching at Bristol waiting to join the PGCAP or the CREATE HEA Fellowship Scheme 

 All research staff and PGRs who teach are required to engage in appropriate training to support them in their teaching: this training course fills this requirement and replaces the Starting to Teach programme. 

Course aims  

This short online course is scheduled across 3 days for 90-minutes per day (30-minutes independent learning activities + 60-minute live or asynchronous session). 

The aim of the course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to plan learning and teaching for flexible and blended delivery.  In the course you will:    

  • Explore current thinking about engaging and interactive learning    
  • Examine principles of inclusive teaching 
  • Engage with good practice in marking and giving feedback 
  • Experience how different technologies can support different types of learning and teaching     
  • Apply principles of good practice to your teaching and your context 

Provisional course information and dates 

This year we are able to offer a variety of different ways to engage with the course and attendance at sessions will monitored through the Blackboard platform.   

Timetable for the session (Days 1, 2 and 3 must be completed in chronological order):

Day 1: Active and Interactive Teaching 


  • Option 1: Monday 12th September, 14.00 to 15.00 
  • Option 2: Monday 12th September, 15.30 to 16.30 

Synchronous online option:

  • Monday 19th September, 10.00 to 11.00 

Day 2: Planning Active and Inclusive Sessions


  • Option 1: Monday 14th September, 09.30 to 10.30
  • Option 2: Monday 14th September, 11.00 to 12.00

Synchronous online option:

  • Wednesday 21st September, 14.00 to 15.00

Day 3: Marking and Giving Feedback 


  • Option 1: Friday 16th September14.00 -15.00
  • Option 2: Friday 16th September, 15.30 -16.30

Synchronous online option:

  • Friday 23rd September 2022, 10.00 -11.00

Further asynchronous sessions

Purely asynchronous activities for all sessions will be released the week commencing 3rd October 2022. 

How to enrol   

Please enrol on the course through this Sign-Up Form. We will then be in contact via email nearer the time with more information. 


For teaching support staff: will I get paid?   

All hourly paid staff will get paid to engage with the course. You can claim up to 4.5 hours. Claim alongside your teaching hours; any queries direct to your line manager/MyERP signee.  As this is an online course, we will use Blackboard engagement statistics to verify your engagement and on completion you will receive a certificate. 

What if I have already engaged with the University’s Digital Design course or Blended Learning and Teaching course?   

This course draws from these events but has new and specifically designed material suitable as an introduction to teaching.  You don’t need to attend Introduction to HE Teaching at Bristol if you have already attended Digital Design of Blended Learning and Teaching but are welcome to attend if you wish to refresh your skills and would benefit from further input. 

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact the team at create-asd@bristol.ac.uk