Becoming a teacher: an introduction to University teaching for PhD students

2 & 5 July 2024

1.5 days plus 0.5 day independent and group work (total of 15-16 hours work)

Venue : Neuchâtel

Main building (l’Avenue du Premier mars 26) :

  • 2 July  room B29
  • 5 July  room D63

Instructor: Marika Fenley, Director of the teaching and learning unit, UniNE

Maximum number of participants: 15 (8 places reserved for DSLS members)


This 2-day workshop offers a dynamic introduction to teaching. We will discuss what good teaching is, why it matters, and how to create an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for your students. Teaching can be stressful, especially in the beginning of your career, and we will explore how structure and scaffolding can help both you and your students succeed.

The workshop will be interactive and structured in several units.





  • Learning and why teaching matters
  • Course design: How to get started
  • Creating a welcoming community and a sense of belonging in your classroom
  • Active learning
  • Feedback and assessment
  • Coping with classroom challenges

After this workshop, you will be able to...

  • …describe pedagogical practices based on evidence-based educational research


Credits: 1.5

Category: Transferable skills (T)

Practical information

  • Dates: 2 and 5 July, 2024
  • 2 days of workshop and the equivalent of 0.5 day of independent work
  • Maximum number of participants: 16 (first come first served, a waiting list system is applied)
  • This workshop will be given in English
  • Sign-up for the workshop here [LINK]

Please note that 8 places are reserved for members of the Doctoral School in Life Sciences (DSLS). Please specify on the registration form


Registration here


8 places