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TAP is designed for PhD students (after their first year of doctoral study) and postdoctoral researchers.  The programme includes assignments which enable participants to explore different aspects of their own teaching practice, as well as to learn from other participants, TAP tutors, and through introductions to academic literature on teaching and learning in higher education.  Consequently, if you are interested in applying for TAP, you must have:

  • at least 20 hours’ experience of teaching in higher education before the Teaching Associates’ Programme begins and at least 40 hours’ experience of teaching in higher education in total by the end of the programme;
  • sufficient teaching commitments during the programme to enable you to undertake teaching observations and a teaching-related assignment.
  • motivation and time to undertake  some independent study, including guided reading, preparation of assignments and practical exercises, including teaching observations and student feedback exercises.

You must also be able to attend the compulsory elements of the programme.

Application Process

The application process will be managed on a Moodle course. This will provide you with all the information you need to know to decide if TAP is the right programme for you and allow you to submit your completed application form.

To begin your application please use the enrolment key "TAP16" on the TAP Applications 16 page (links to Moodle).

Completed applications must be submitted by 5pm on  Friday 16 September 2016.

Successful applicants will be notified by Researcher Development in early October or as soon as possible after the closing date.

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