- You must be a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham during the delivery of the module and its assessment, and still be with the University when your results are ratified (usually the July of the same academic year, after the exam board has been held).
- You must have confirmed teaching / supporting learning responsibilities concurrent with the module. These teaching duties must comprise a sufficient range of teaching experience to enable you to meet the requirements of the assignment brief and fulfil Descriptor 1 of the UKPSF.
- They must include regular teaching activities, ideally a minimum of two hours a week, in a context in which you are able to make independent decisions about content and/or delivery, to allow for experimentation with teaching approaches, the evaluation of these, and continued reflection.
These activities comprise seminars, practicals, lectures, supervision, assessment, mentoring, and 1-1s.
These requirements are non-negotiable as they will enable you to meet the assignment and accreditation requirements for Associate Fellowship. We ask your department to confirm teaching responsibilities (and ask for a contact name on our application form).
Priority is given to people nearing the completion of their PhD, and those with more previous teaching experience / more current teaching hours.
Other Conditions for Participation
- Before applying, make sure you can attend all the compulsory taught sessions (see next page) and are aware of the assessment and workload requirements.
- Please note that under the University’s Code of Practice on teaching and academic support provided by registered students
- you should already have been assigned a co-ordinator in your department who is responsible e.g. for observing and reviewing your teaching sessions.
On acceptance onto this module, please ask them or another member of staff to (also) take on the role of Teaching Mentor for the duration of the module.
They should be an experienced teacher in Higher Education who can support and guide you with discipline-specific advice. Your mentor could play a key part in teaching observations, organising regular meetings for reflective discussion of your teaching and potentially writing a supporting statement for you to be submitted with your final assessment. A mentor with Fellowship of the HEA would be preferable, as it would mean that they are also aware of the HE context, the HEA and the UKPSF. Please provide the guidance in this document [to be uploaded] to the person you are asking to be your mentor.
- you must ensure that the work you take on permits you to complete your research degree in time.
Please familiarise yourself with the taught content, assignments and independent study / professional development requirements of this Module to ensure that this will be the case.
Spaces are strictly limited. We will review all applications after the deadline. If we are oversubscribed, we give priority to those who are nearer the end of their PhD and who may not be able to apply again, and those with more current / previous teaching hours. In case of queries contact the HEFi Administrative Team: E-mail: email@example.com