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Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTA)

UCL Geography is looking for expressions of interest for a number of Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA) roles available in the Autumn Term, 2021/22 academic year. The opportunities available can be found in the document link below. Please take the time to read this document and the information below.  For the module outlines, please see: Undergraduate Modules and MSc Modules.

The number of hours and tutorial classes per PGTA will be finalised in late August once we have a better sense of student numbers for 2021/22 so please note that the information currently provided is indicative and subject to change.

PGTAs are expected to be able to commit to being present on the Bloomsbury campus. It is the Department’s intention to deliver all teaching in-person but, if things were to change due to the Covid pandemic (or for any other reason), teaching may take place remotely.

PGTAs will work under the guidance and supervision of the relevant module convenor and PGTAs will be given training in support of their roles. The Department has a mandatory induction session for all PGTAs during induction week and two workshops during the year, and all PGTAs must complete the UCL Safety Induction (online course). PGTAs will be given further details prior to the start of term. In addition to this, all new PGTAs must attend the introductory Arena One Gateway Workshop. PGTAs are responsible for signing up for a workshop at an appropriate time. These do fill up, so book early. PGTAs are also strongly encouraged to attend the Teaching Associate Programme (TAP) offered by Arena One.

Other UCL departments advertise via the UCL Programme Teaching Assistant Hub which you may also find of interest.


Applications should be sent to Claire Betts ( by 12pm, Wednesday 11th August 2021 and should take the form of a single email consisting of:

  • A brief CV (include all contact details)
  • Which modules you are most interested in teaching
  • Covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification requirements of the role
  • Evidence of your right to work in the UK – see Appendix B.  If you have undertaken PGTA work in 2020/21 and your evidence is still valid, you do not need to provide this.

Informal questions about the post and the Department may be directed to Claire Betts, Department Manager ( We will aim to contact successful applications by 31st August. If you have not heard from us by mid-September then I’m afraid we have not been able to progress your application on this occasion. 

We will be advertising for PGTAs for Spring term opportunities later this year (October/November time).


  1. Job Description
  2. Right to Work