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Teaching Opportunities

Teaching experience as an Associate Tutor can help to develop a broad range of personal and presentational skills. The Department values the contribution that graduate students can make, while acknowledging that students need to prioritise completing their research within the allocated timeframe.

The Sheffield Teaching Assistant

If you’re interested in developing your teaching skills, there are professional development workshops available to provide you with invaluable support and skills. The workshops are fully integrated with the DDP.

Training for associate tutors is provided in the Department for those teaching on our first year options. 

Teaching assistant workshops

How much teaching can I do?

We recommend looking at gaining teaching experience from year two, when we recommend teaching be limited to 3 groups per week. 


Teaching opportunities are advertised in approximately April each year. Applications will need to have the support of one referee, usually your supervisor, to ensure that your studies will not be disrupted by any allocated teaching.