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Support for New Lecturers
These pages are aimed people new to teaching bioscience in Higher Education. We have gathered together resources and information which we think will be useful to you, with links so you can find out more about each item.
You are welcome to contact us with any queries you have regarding learning and teaching in the biosciences. We receive all sorts of enquiries - about the work of the Centre - about learning and teaching methods in the biosciences - requests for help with locating videos and other learning resources - and many other things! We have produced a Frequently Asked Questions page but if you can't find the information you require then contact us! We aim to give you an initial response within two working days.
Folder for new lecturers in the biosciences
Resources for teaching
Publications on bioscience learning & teachingThe Teaching Bioscience - Enhancing Learning Guides are accessible introductions to good learning and teaching practice. Each guide aims to provide an overview of the reasons for adopting a particular practice and provide practical guidance and information to turn ideas into reality. The guides combine a mix of theory with bioscience examples and case studies.
Events: We run a series of workshops and events on different aspects of learning and teaching. These events are usually provided free of charge and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Some institutions will count attendance of one of our events towards their PG Cert course and we provide attendance certificates for you to add to your portfolio. View a list of our upcoming events
Network groups:We support a series of groups which specialise in a particular theme. These groups discuss, usual via e-mail lists, current topics, the Centre also uses these lists to advertise relevant events and resources. See details of our network groups.
Centre Reps: In most biology departments/schools we have named contact, you may find it useful to find out who is your Centre for Bioscience representative is.
Bioscience Mentors: A group for individuals working within the Higher Education sector who are interested in teaching and scholarship in the Biosciences. Bioscience Mentors aims to provide support and advice for like-minded colleagues, in career development and in gaining recognition and reward for excellence in learning and teaching. To find out more contact Dave Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read a blog and comment: just-higher-ed is the inside story of a person starting their first lectureship in the field of humanities. The discipline may be different but a lot of the issues faced are the same. You can comment on each entry and therefore discuss issues you are facing.
New International Staff
Starting to teach in higher education can be daunting enough, but if you are new to the UK and don't know the system that well it can be even worse. The international staff website covers many generic questions on learning and teaching and moving to the UK. If you have specific questions on Bioscience learning and teaching then contact us!
Contact us with your suggestions
Please email us with suggestions of other information that we could usefully include in this section or other ways in which we could help you.