Staff Support & Careers in Education

Staff Support & Careers in Education

This section of THESIS is co-ordinated by Professor Victoria Bourne. 

Quick tips to support research methods and statistics teachers

Please click on the following link for quick tips and discussion points to inform your teaching and to help you transform your undergraduates from anxious students to independent researchers: Quick tips to support research methods and statistics teachers. 


Research Methods and Statistics Training: An integrated approach

In April 2017 the BPS published ‘Supplementary guidance for research and research methods on Society accredited undergraduate and conversion programmes’. Within this guidance, Royal Holloway featured as a case study of different approaches to research and research methods on accredited programmes. Please see page 18 of the following link: Research Methods and Statistics Training


Developing Teaching Excellence for your Students, your Academic Colleagues, and
your Own Career Development

Teaching is a core component of any academic career. Whether you are on a teaching focused contract, or a balanced (research and teaching) contract, working with students is likely to form a large part of your working life, and of your career progression.

In a talk I presented at the 2019 DART-P conference I discussed how the ways in which we develop and influence education changes, looking at three key stages across an academic career. Firstly, I explored ways in which early career educators can enhance the impact that their teaching has on the students in their class. Secondly, the emphasis shifted to how we can enhance and support the teaching of our peers in our Departments. Finally, I considered ways in which we can move towards influencing teaching and education at the institutional, national, or even international, level. As you move through these stages of your career, it is essential to gather evidence of your teaching excellence, allowing you to apply for promotion, prizes or fellowships. I finished this talk with hints and tips to help you gather the evidence and put together applications that will ensure your teaching excellence is both recognised, and rewarded.

To see the slides for this keynote talk, please follow this link to a PDF copy: DARTP_keynote_June19