Graduate Teaching Assistants

Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Centre page for Graduate Teaching Assistants. This page provides information on teaching support and development activities provided for you by the TLC.  

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 GTA Handbook 

For all your initial queries about being a GTA at LSE, you may wish to consult our Handbook for Graduate Teaching Assistants 2017/18

This handbook is updated annually with expertise and information from across the School, and should be your first reference point for any situations you may encounter in your work. You can download a copy by clicking on the link to your right, or request a hard copy from us at any time.

These handbooks are also distributed at our Induction for new GTAs, which begins in late September every year.The Teaching and Learning Centre team is also happy to help with any teaching related matters that you might encounter. If you have any queries or issues, please do contact your departmental adviser, or send us an email at

GTA Induction 

The LSE annual GTA induction is compulsory for all GTAs new to teaching at the School. We hope that these workshops are both an illuminating and enjoyable experience for all our participants. Our feedback from the 2016-17 programme supports this aim: with 95% of almost 200 GTAs who participated in 2016-17 sharing their thoughts and feedback on the programme with us, and 99% of those rating the experience positively.

 The induction is made up of four sessions which cover:

  • Teaching at the LSE
  • Feedback and assessment
  • Effective classroom teaching
  • Reviewing your teaching year

The programme runs across three weeks at the beginning of the academic year and one week in November. The dates for 2017-18 are:

  • Tuesday 19 September – Friday 6 October
  • Monday 20 November – Friday 24 November

The Teaching and Learning Centre will send invitations to new GTAs over the course of the summer.

GTAs who join LSE after the Michaelmas Term Induction has taken place will be invited to a catch-up session that is usually held early in LT0 before the start of Lent term teaching.

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education for GTAs

This is a postgraduate course tailored for those working as GTAs at LSE. It is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). You can find further information regarding it on our PGCertHE pages