The Economics Network

Improving economics teaching and learning for over 20 years

GTA Workshops 2011

One Day Workshops for Economics Postgraduate Teaching Assistants/ Tutors

The Economics Network is pleased to announce its Autumn workshop series. The workshops complement any generic-based institutional training delegates might receive (and in some institutions exempts attendees from parts of such training) and are facilitated by experienced economics lecturers.

The workshops are specifically designed to meet the needs of Economics Postgraduate Teaching Assistants/Tutors (GTA’s) with a focus on small-group classes, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

The main aim is to discuss and evaluate what makes a good small-group session: including managing student expectations; students learning styles; different seminar types; dealing with diversity; marking and feedback. There will also be time at the end of the workshop to reflect on key issues and to plan next steps.

Participants receive a certificate of attendance, mapping the workshop activities and outcomes to the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Standards Framework used in institution training for lecturers and postgraduates.

Over 150 economists attended last year. 2010 participants' feedback:

"I have benefited tremendously from attending the workshop."

"A large number of resources from the Economics Network make my teaching easier and more efficient"

"I found it very educative, especially for the people like me who are not used to the UK HE system."

"Given that this has been my first experience as a teaching assistant the workshop gave me confidence to run the seminars properly. I have applied many of the suggestions mentioned in the workshop, such as how to introduce myself, how to encourage students to take part, etc"

We are pleased to announce our programme of GTA events for Autumn 2011:




University of Cardiff

23rd September

Dr Alvin Birdi

London School of Economics

26th September

Dr Michael McMahon and Iain Long

University of East Anglia

28th September

Prof. Wyn Morgan and Prof. Rebecca Taylor

University of Essex

30th September

Dr Michael McMahon

University College London

3rd October

Dr Dimitra Petropoulou

University of Nottingham

5th October

Prof. Wyn Morgan and Prof. Rebecca Taylor

University of Sheffield

6th October

Dr Dean Garratt and Dr Caroline Elliott

University of Glasgow

6th October

Dr Dimitra Petropoulou and Iain Long

University of Lancaster

7th October

Dr Caroline Elliott

University of York

12th October

Dr Dimitra Petropoulou

**Dates are subject to change. Times will be confirmed shortly.

Booking will be available through this site very shortly. Events are free of charge for all GTA’s based in UK Higher Education Institutions and places are offered on a first come-first served basis.  Travel will not be reimbursed.

The Economics Network acknowledges the support of the Royal Economic Society and the Scottish Economic Society in delivering these events.

The GTA workshop programme is just one of the ways we support Economics postgraduate teaching assistants [].