PGTA Contracts to be implemented from September

March 28th, 2023

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA) contracts will be implemented across all Schools in the university from this September, following successful pilots of the new model in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Under the new model Postgraduate Teaching Assistants are employed on a part-time annualised hours contract of employment, rather than through casual engagements.

PGTAs deliver invaluable teaching activity including delivering and supporting seminars as well as marking, assessment and giving feedback on students’ work.

PGTA contracts were originally piloted in the School of Politics and International Relations during the 2021/22 academic year and were then successfully rolled out to PGTAs in the Business School and the Schools of Law, Education, Geography and Sociology and Social Policy during the current academic year.

To date almost 50 PGTAs have been employed in the faculty under the new model.

A PGTA implementation group has been formed to support the swift and effective roll out of the new model so that all Schools can offer PGTA contracts from this September.

The group is currently gathering feedback from PGTAs, managers and other key stakeholders to make any final improvements.

Further details about PGTA contracts including FAQ’s and an operations guide can be found at PGTA Guidelines and Process.

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