P4 - Converting Attendees to Deliverers: The Development Tutor Scheme at Liverpool

Day Day 1
Session Poster presentation
Start time 19:00
Code P4

Dr Shirley Cooper, Programme lead and Researcher Developer, University of Liverpool


This poster will introduce the new Development Tutor Scheme that is being developed at the University of Liverpool to bring postgraduate researchers into the central postgraduate development programme, to support and supplement our delivery. We will outline the essential features of the scheme, which combines training in facilitation skills, delivery techniques and observation sessions, with opportunities for paid experience as assistant tutors in workshops, webinars or longer online courses within the central programme. Ultimately some researchers will be creating their own workshops, webinars and/or online resources while we provide support, guidance and mentoring.

We will also highlight some successes of the pilot programme in 2016-17 that has proved a ‘win-win’ for all. The researchers gain valuable teaching experience through engagement in both face-to-face and online delivery, and can influence the central programme provided for them and their peers. In return, we gain enthusiastic part-time colleagues, who offer encouragement, insight into the wider interests of their fellow researchers and new ideas for sessions and the wider programme.