The second event in our series of Doctoral Discussions took place on 7 March, with fantastic contributions from our panelists Yavuz Tuyloglu, Nikoleta Kiapidou, Ronan Mckinney, and Debbie Hatfield. We also heard from Teaching Fellow Liz Sage, and PGR Representative Pedro Salgado, who provided very insightful information on the training programme Starting to Teach, and on the current state of AT contract negotiations.
We covered a wide range of topics that we hope were useful to current and future ATs from all across campus. These are some of the issues our panelists addressed:
- What was it like to walk into your very first seminar? How did you prepare, and overcome your nerves?
- What happens when no students are participating, and there is silence in the room?
- Where is the line between helping students succeed and doing their work for them?
- What if no one has done the reading?
- How accessible should you be to your students?
If you weren’t able to attend the session, you can listen to the audio here.
Our next Doctoral Discussions will take place towards the end of April, when we will be thinking about how best to manage the supervisor/researcher relationship.
Keep an eye on our blog and Twitter feed for more updates.