Centre for Academic Practice

Teaching Information

Research Staff

We are happy to support you, as researchers, in developing your teaching skills related to teaching that you carry out as part of your duties at Loughborough. Please see the Research Staff Employment Code of Practice for further details about teaching opportunities for research staff.

There are several options for developing your teaching skills.

Essential Teaching Skills

It is compulsory to undertake the “Essential Teaching Skills” course (provided by the Doctoral College) before you undertake any teaching at Loughborough. Please contact the Doctoral College for further details and dates of future courses.

Recognition of Teaching for Researchers (ROTOR)

This scheme will support you, via a series of workshops and a writing retreat, to assemble an application for the award of Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), which is recognised across the UK Higher Education sector. Further details can be found on the ROTOR page.

Associate Teaching Programme (ATP)

If you carry out at least 20 hours of teaching a year you may be interested in joining the Associate Teaching Programme, which also leads to Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) but is more structured than ROTOR. The ATP requires you to be carrying out at least 20 hours of teaching a year, and takes approximately 12 months.


Research staff are welcome to attend the learning and teaching workshops that we provide.