Presentation on theme: "Demonstrators and seminar leaders School of Biomedical Sciences Dr C.I. Baldwin Questions:"— Presentation transcript:
Demonstrators and seminar leaders School of Biomedical Sciences Dr C.I. Baldwin Questions:
Who am I? Dr Chris Baldwin Senior Lecturer and Head of School of Biomedical Sciences at Newcastle University (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biomed/about/meet.htm)http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biomed/about/meet.htm
Practical and Seminar Leader Training in SBMS Currently led by Dr Nick Morris (Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences) ‘looks after’ demonstrator and seminar leader allocations in the School Supported by Vanessa Simblett, in the Teaching Office who does all the hard work... Nick trains new demonstrators and also involved in observations on ITHLE (Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education), and ITHLE marking. Faculty Programme Liaison Officer (FPLO )
The School of Biomedical Sciences The School has around 1000 undergraduate students: Studying on the following BSc (Hons) programmes; Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Genetics, BMS with Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiological Sciences and Msci Biomedical Sciences. Also have a students studying on a number of study abroad and exchange programmes.
The School of Biomedical Sciences The first 3 semesters of all of the UG programmes are the same (thus large class sizes). Undergraduates take laboratory classes in years 1 and 2 (and 3 in some cases) Some ‘labs’ may be in computer based Seminars in all three years Examinations and other forms of assessment may also be invigilated by postgraduate students.
What the School wants… We are always looking for demonstrators, seminar leaders, invigilators etc.
Training To work as a demonstrator you need to be trained This is delivered as a 3 hour session over an afternoon Next session will be arranged when 20 students have registered for training. To work as a seminar leader you will need to receive more extensive training from the Staff Development Unit
The Labs… Labs typically run for 3 - to 6 hours One demonstrator per students May be some marking Pre-lab briefing with academic lead of practical session ‘Cheat sheets’ normally available
The Seminars… 50 minutes in length May be question and answer sessions, oral presentations etc. Pre-seminar briefing with academic lead of seminar. Typically given ‘cheat sheets’ and copies of the questions Class size: students (depending on year and programme of study)
Information… If you have any questions about demonstrating or seminar teaching then please contact me on or Vanessa Simblett To book a place on the next School demonstrator training session please Lecture notes/slides available on Blackboard