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Induction for academic and research staff

There are two introductory programmes for teachers in the School:

  1. one for new full-time academic staff
  2. one for graduate teaching assistants/guest teachers

Any member of staff who run sessions with students, and are interested in developing their teaching abilities, are welcome to attend the most appropriate programme.

Induction for new full-time academic staff

Attendance at the New Academic Induction Programme is compulsory for new lecturers with less than three years teaching experience in a UK university or equivalent. All others are welcome to attend any of the sessions. The programme is designed to assist those staff, not only to fulfil their teaching obligations, but also to prepare for Interim and Major Review - critical steps in the career path of academic staff in the School. New researchers are not required to attend the induction sessions, but are most welcome.

For further details or to book a place on the induction programme please contact TLC, tlc@lse.ac.uk|.

Induction for graduate teaching assistants

The School expects all graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), who are also registered students at the School, and who do not have prior teaching experience to attend, as a minimum:

  • the Deans' Induction for graduate teaching assistants organised by the Deans' office
  • a series of workshops run by TLC: Postgraduates Who Teach: an introduction to teaching and learning in HE
  • any briefing sessions offered by the department in which they will be teaching

Please note the Dean's Inductions for Graduate Teaching Assistants is compulsory for all new GTAs.

Graduate Teaching Assistants are paid to attend the compulsory TLC training - up to a total of six half-day sessions.

For further details or to book a place on the induction programme please contact the TLC, tlc@lse.ac.uk|.

Induction for researchers

The induction programme is not compulsory for staff on research contracts who will not be teaching, however, we strongly recommend that you attend:

  • Deans' Induction
  • Facing the Media
  • Senior Common Room Reception

In order to find out about relevant research support. You are more than welcome to attend the more teaching-focused events. In addition, TLC run special sessions for research staff through out the year.

For further details or to book a place on the induction programme please contact the TLC, tlc@lse.ac.uk|

For details of other events throughout the year, see the TLC| website.

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