Are you the next generation of academics?
Would you like:
Then you may be interested in the University of York Learning and Teaching Award (YLTA) which is a 9-month accredited programme designed to support research students in developing skills in learning and teaching.
Karen Clegg talks about the YLTA programme and Stephen Oxnard talks about how it helped him secure a lecturing position at Anglia Ruskin University.
Karen Clegg - Director
Researcher Excellence Training Team
Lecturer in Sound Engineering and Electronics
The programme is focused around 4 areas:
Students will be expected to attend all areas of study and complete the assessment requirements and teaching observations. You will become part of a team working together to develop teaching skills and build up a portfolio of evidence to support applications for academic jobs. You will be supported by a YLTA supervisor who will provide feedback on your progress and help you to get the most from the programme.
You will need a minimum of 8 hours facilitating student learning through:
You also need to ensure you have opportunities to assess student work and that you have been engaged in an additional 12 hours of activity associated with the three areas of academic practice: research, administration and teaching.
Applications for 2017/18
Due to the success of this programme places are limited. If you wish to be considered for a place on the programme please complete this application form.
Applications close on 28 April - no applications will be accepted after this date.
"In such a competitive employment climate, the opportunity to complete YLTA is more important than ever. It also demonstrates the commitment of York to high-quality teaching for undergraduate students and support and career development of postgraduate students"
Previous YLTA student
The experience I gained from the programme played a major part in being awarded a Teaching Associate position at Cambridge. It prepared me for the application, articulating a clear philosophy on teaching at the interview, and showed how serious I was about teaching.
Matthew Sparkes, 2013/14