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Graduate Research Students

Tutorial Teaching (PGR)

PhD students can be hired to take tutorials for undergraduate students. You must not take on more than 6 hours per week of teaching on average (roughly 204 hours per year), or it begins to detract from your research work.

Becoming a Tutor

If you would like to become a tutor, you should register your interest with the Senior Departmental Coordinator in the first instance. Emails will then be circulated giving details of the available tutoring slots (modules often have more than one tutorial group, particularly those taught at Level 4 and 5) and how the allocation process works.

Training for tutors

Training will be given on tutoring by one of the department’s Teaching Fellows. Sessions will be run early in semester one (October) and semester two (January). Exact details will be confirmed in due course and details will be available here (scroll to 'Training for Teaching Assistants')


Aside from teaching and marking, you are also expected to fill out attendance and homework completion spreadsheets and return these to the Undergraduate Programme Administrator on a weekly basis (first year modules). You may also be required to assess and grade presentations given by BSc/MSci students.


The Department carries out Interim Module evaluations for tutorials in the fourth week of teaching and End of Module evaluations during the final weeks of the semester. You will be notified of the exact details via email and will be expected to fully engage with this process.


The College uses King's Talent Bank for hiring casual workers. If you are successful in becoming a tutor, you will need to register with them and they will carry out all relevant pre-employment checks. Payments are made weekly via BACS.



13 August 2018
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