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Teaching Opportunities

The University encourages the employment of graduate students as part-time teaching associates provided that this can be undertaken without detriment to your research.

This teaching experience helps to develop a broad range of personal and presentational skills and also represents a valuable source of additional income for students. Graduate students are well placed to assist in course delivery, and the Department values their experience as recent recipients of teaching. However the Department cannot guarantee that such teaching opportunities will always be available.

How much teaching can I do?

We recommend that teaching be limited to 2 groups per week for first year research students, 4 groups per week for those in their second year, and 2 groups per week for third year students.


Teaching opportunities are advertised to current and incoming students 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.