We’re looking forward to meeting all our Scholars Programme tutors in our training sessions. Here you will find all the resources for Training Day.

If you have any difficulty accessing sessions on the day, please email and include your name and your Programme Officer’s name so that we can ensure we point you to the correct session.

Please find details for Autumn training taking place in London on Saturday 16th September 2023 below:

Autumn Training Timetable

Directions to the social venue

Pedagogy Sessions

Core Pedagogy

This session will introduce you to current educational thinking around giving effective instructions and on using questions to check your students’ understanding.

Advanced Pedagogy

This session will introduce you to some strategies to support your students’ critical thinking.


Engagement and progress in pre-designed courses

This is an elective which focuses on how you can use formative assessment and feedback to ensure that your students make progress whatever their starting points.  In it, you will think carefully about how to adapt tutorial plans for the individual needs of the students in your group, using a range of strategies to ensure that you have the best information and their knowledge, understanding and skills at any given point.  This elective is suitable for tutors teaching a pre-designed course.  To take part, you will need your course handbook.

Scholars Programme peer course workshop

This elective is for PhD tutors delivering a course they will design on The Scholars Programme. The aim of this elective is to help you develop your course handbook, by breaking down your ideas for your course and turning these into key outcomes and activities. There will be space to give and receive feedback from other tutors.

Look who’s talking: Getting pupils talking in a positive and constructive manner

This is an elective on getting pupils talking in your sessions. We will talk about why we want pupils to talk, what kind of talking leads to learning, and strategies for encouraging the most effective kinds of talking. We will share strategies that are based on empirical evidence to encourage students to talk, participate, and learn. This elective is suitable for all tutors.