Graduate Teaching Assistant scheme provides exciting new opportunity for University of Wolverhampton

The University will take on 20 Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) with passion and enthusiasm for their subject in a salaried, two-year role.

The GTAs will work alongside faculty staff and provide additional support for students. This will include teaching, face to face drop-in sessions, online help and assistance with writing, technical and study skills.

They will also be supported to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, giving them an additional qualification so they can teach in higher or further education, as well as significant work experience. They will be given a placement in one of the University’s partner schools or colleges in the second year.

Associate Dean Dr Alexandra Hopkins, who is leading the initiative, said: “We are very excited about our new GTA scheme; it is a real example of the University of Opportunity at work.

“It really is a fantastic opportunity for graduates, who will be learning while they are working.

“The scheme will also enable us to offer something extra for our students to enhance their experience. They will get additional support and feedback, and benefit from smaller tutorial groups.

“We are looking for enthusiastic, committed University of Wolverhampton graduates, who can work well in a team and may have already been involved in coaching and mentoring. We want to help them develop their academic careers.”

Five will be placed in each University faculty in varying subject areas and appropriate training will be provided for the role, which will be supervised by a senior academic.

The GTA scheme is only available to University of Wolverhampton graduates and launches in September. Applicant days will be held on May 8 and 9 to enable anyone interested to find out more.

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For more information please vist www.wlv.ac.uk/gta

Date Issued: Wednesday April 30, 2014

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