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Are you new to teaching or new to teaching at the University of Leeds?

Foundations in Teaching

Foundations in Teaching (FiT) is designed to equip anyone new to teaching, or new to teaching at the University of Leeds, with the necessary information to help them get started in teaching.   FiT is an online self-paced course that you can start at anytime and there is no time limit to complete it. As a guide, the estimate on the time you may spend on reading core content is (3 hours) and on optional activities and exploring related links (2-4 hours). 

Following FiT, participants will be further supported by being invited to sign up to optional focussed synchronous sessions to support teaching development in specific areas. 'Developing your teaching sessions' will be either face to face or through online webinars.

All PGRs who engage in teaching must complete FiT and it is expected that it is completed in advance of commencing teaching.  ​For more information please read our guide below and the Code of Practice for PGRs Engaged in Teaching.

Please book on the online course via the training catalogue. Once signed up, we will give you access to the course in Minerva.

In addition, we recommend exploring the new staff welcome pages on the main OD&PL website to view the induction checklist, information for new starters and links to upcoming welcome events.

If you have any questions please email:

Guidance for postgraduate and early career researchers

New staff induction and welcome events