The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education is a professional development activity which is free for staff members at the University. It is a postgraduate award course designed to build, and build on, your university teaching experience.
Participants in this year’s course commented:
- The Grad Cert expands ideas and knowledge about teaching
- Reflections useful in highlighting how students look at things
- Assignments were rewarding and useful as well as challenging
And their comments highlighted the value of working with peers, mentioning:
- The interactions in class
- Spending time with like minded people
- Group discussion and the ability to talk to people who work in other contexts
Participants from previous years have found the Grad Cert a valuable career experience:
… the program has helped me find my passion in learning and teaching and apply it to dentistry and make the two work synchronously together.
(Dr Susie Dracopoulos, Faculty of Dentistry)
I am really appreciative of the whole Grad Cert experience…. I am certainly using the skills I was taught, on a daily basis now. I think I was the only casual tutor doing the Grad Cert last year and thanks in a large part to that I think, my career has had a change of direction which I am enjoying immensely.
(Samantha Haley, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
To find out more about the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) join program graduates and teaching staff for an information session from 1 to 2.30pm on Wednesday 23 November (Fisher Library, Level 2, Rooms 249/250). This event will feature an overview of the program, presentations from recent alumni and a chance for more informal Q&As over lunch. Please register to attendRegister
If you would like more information but are unable to attend, please contact Dr Graham Hendry, further details are available below. If you are thinking of doing the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) in 2017:Find out more information Apply to the course