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Doctoral College

OTD Step 2 - online workshop

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The second step in your Orientation to Teaching/Demonstrating is attendance at an online workshop.

Who is this session for?

The OTD Step 2 online workshop is provided for all doctoral researchers who do not have access to teacher/demonstrator training locally within their own Academic Unit (see below for alternative local courses).

The session builds on material covered in the online course in OTD Step 1.   You will be asked to have your NOTES from the online course to hand for reference and so you can work on questions during the online workshop.

The focus will be very practical, comprising small group work, plenary discussions, and personal reflection. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the OTD Step 2 session you will have:

Throughout the session you will have the opportunity to reflect on your own contributions and those of others, including the facilitators!  You could use these observations as the basis of a professional portfolio of evidence of your work as an educator.  

Alternative provision for some disciplines

The following disciplines run their own training which is equivalent to OTD Step 2:


Biological Sciences


Electronics & Computer Science, Physics, ORC

Business School

However, you will still find OTD Step 1 (online course) useful, and we encourage you to use this alongside your local course.

Dates and Times

Demonstrator Sessions

Wednesday 28th October 2020, 12:00-15:00 - School of Engineering PGR's  (MS Teams)
Friday 13th November 2020, 11:00-13:00 - Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences PGR's (MS Teams)
Friday 13th November 2020, 15:00-17:00 - Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences PGR's (MS Teams)
Wednesday 20th January 2021, 11:30-14:30 - School of Engineering PGR's (MS Teams)

Seminar Leader Sessions

*Thursday 12th November 2020, 10:00-11:00 - Faculty of Arts and Humanities PGR's (MS Teams)
*Thursday 12th November 2020, 12:00-13:00 - Faculty of Arts and Humanities PGR's (MS Teams)
Monday 16th November 2020, 16:00-17:00 - Faculty of Social Sciences PGR's (MS Teams)
*Thursday 10th December 2020, 10:00-11:00 - Faculty of Arts and Humanities PGR's (MS Teams)

*NOTE: You do not need to attend all three sessions in the Arts and Humanities.


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