Staff who deliver learning and teaching and supervise postgraduate research students are supported in their role in a variety of ways. This includes the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, the MA in Higher Education, learning and teaching workshops. Excellence in learning and teaching is recognised via the Learning and Teaching Awards. Find out more about the Department of Higher Education.

The relationship between the supervisor and postgraduate research student is of paramount importance. It is important that all supervisors possess the necessary expertise and skills required for their role. To this end, the training and development of supervisors is supported by a number of compulsory workshops delivered by the Researcher Development Programme.

The Code of practice for Associate Tutors, Guest Speakers and Visiting Academics involved in teaching (PDF) sets out how such are recruited and managed in their role.