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This year's Handbook for graduate teaching assistants and Handbook for departmental tutors and academic advisers are now published and ready to read at your convenience. Download the PDF versions from this page, read online at Teaching at LSE| or email the Teaching and Learning Centre (|) if you would like a hard copy. The 2013 Handbook for PhD supervisors remains valid for this academic year but make sure you have an updated version of the At a glance  contact information.

There is a new edition of the  Religion and Belief Guide and, for staff in pastoral roles, especially new wardens and subwardens, don't miss Cause for concern: guidance to working with students in difficulty.

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Comprehensive, practical and detailed guidance for graduate teaching assistants, departmental tutors, academic advisers and PhD supervisors.

Handbook for graduate teaching assistants 2013/14| (Click here| for online version)

Handbook for departmental tutors 2013/14| (Click here| for online version)

Handbook for PhD supervisors 2013| (Click here| for online version)

Handbook for PhD supervisors 2013: At a glance|

Notes of guidance: feedback

Feedback series covers May 2011

Making best use of pro-forma for essay feedback| (November 2010) (PDF)

Giving collective feedback on exams| (May 2011) (Word)

Giving feedback on oral presentations| (May 2011) (Word)

Giving feedback on quantitative work| (May 2011) (Word)

Self-assessment and peer feedback| (October 2012) (Word)

Notes of guidance: general

Broadening student assessment| (August 2009) (PDF)

Disability equality at LSE| (February 2006) (PDF)

Preparing examination papers and preparing students for examination| (May 2007) (PDF) 

Take home examination papers: guidance for tutors and course convenors| (May 2013) (PDF)

Notes of guidance: pastoral


Cause for concern: Guidance to working with students in difficulty| (September 2013) (PDF)

Incident Report Form A (for use by staff outside of LSE Residences)

Incident Report Form A| as PDF

Incident Report Form A| in Word (for online completion)

Incident Report Form B (for use by personnel in LSE Residences)

Incident Report Form B| as PDF

Incident Report Form B| in Word (for online completion)

Guidance on forced marriage| (September 2011) (PDF)

Special features

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Research led teaching| (March 2011): a report from a seminar hosted at LSE for Russell Group universities

Teaching prizes| (May 2011): interviews with the winners of LSE's 2010/11 major review awards and details of winners of the teaching excellence awards and departmental class teacher awards

Teaching prizes| (May 2012): interviews with the winners of LSE's 2011/12 major review awards and details of winners of the teaching excellence awards and departmental class teacher awards, introduced by outgoing Pro-Director for Teaching and Learning, Professor Janet Hartley

Orientation 2012| (August 2012): examples of effective departmental practice across the School and details of central services offering Orientation support and advice

Teaching prizes| (May 2013): Major Review Award winners pass on the advice they'd give to new teaching colleagues, students talk about the winners of the LSESU Teaching Awards and departments nominate their Class Teacher Award winners

Teaching Matters

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While the LSE teaching blog| establishes itself as our main way of communicating with teaching staff, we continue to produce a hard copy edition of Teaching Matters once or twice a year, with content driven by what we haven't been able to cover on the blog or the feedback we receive to it. Departments should automatically receive multiple copies, but please let us know (|) if you need more ... Meantime, we've put together a Teaching Matters archive|, with all available editions accessible online.

Study advice for students

Making feedback work for you Using-feedback-for-exams-A5-students-Feb-2012

Two flyers for students, offering tips and advice for making the most of feedback:

Making feedback work for you| (November 2010) (PDF)

Using feedback for exam preparation|  (February 2012) (PDF)


Religion and Belief Guide 2013/14| (PDF)

Guidance on updating departmental handbooks| (for UG, MSc and PGR programmes) (March 2013) (PDF)

Annual report 2003-04| [Restricted access]

Annual report 2004-05| [Restricted access]

Accessible Education Matters|

Academic and Professional Development Division 2010/11 Review

The Teaching and Learning Centre is part of LSE's Academic and Professional Development Division, along with LSE Careers, LSE Language Centre and LSE100. Browse our 2010/11 Review here, download a PDF| or, if you'd like a hard copy, email|