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Teaching - what is it and is it for me?

As the wordle on the left shows, 'teaching' is not just about lecturing in front of a large group of students.  It requires a variety of skills and occurs in many different ways, in a range of situations.  Teaching will help you to develop yourself whilst enabling the learning of others.

Elevate learning & teaching academy

Elevate is the University of Sheffield’s Learning and Teaching Academy. Elevate supports staff from across the University to develop their teaching practice and support learning.

No matter where you are in your teaching journey, Elevate will help you to continually develop - more here

Engaging in formal development opportunities that enhance your teaching can lead to professional recognition by the HEA

Read the University's major themes for Learning & Teaching 2016-2021 here

Expectations for Research Specialist staff undertaking teaching

The University supports the development of academic, research and teaching staff, and the Academic Career Pathways framework is designed to allow you flexibility in building your career. In accordance with HESA guidelines, those employed on a Research Specialist contract can undertake up to 6 hours of teaching per week (pro-rata for part-time staff) without changing their contract. This can be an appropriate part of your training, and enables you to gain valuable teaching experience which will contribute towards your wider career development. Whilst the University encourages Research Specialist staff to engage in teaching activity, please be advised that the provision of teaching is strictly voluntary, and there is no requirement for you to undertake teaching as part of your contract. If you choose to teach you must ensure that you do not exceed the maximum stated time of 6 hours per week (or pro-rata for part-time staff). For further information on how the Academic Career Pathway works in practice see the Research Specialist Pathway webpages.

Logo of the Brilliant Club Scholars Programme

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme recruits, trains and places doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to deliver programmes of academic enrichment to small groups of pupils in schools.

See the contribution that University of Sheffield researchers have made to this initiative and what they have gained from the experience.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) at TUoS

Did you know there are a group of learning technonlgy enthusiasts and experts at TUoS who can help you devleop your TEL skills?
Find out more at the TEL blogspot - LINK and by watching this latest video about TELfest.

Careers Service Information Resources

Comprehensive information relating to careers in all education sectors can be found here.