This page used to host a template letter, written by GH tutors, but has been temporarily unpublished due to University management requests. If you are a GH tutor at the University of Edinburgh, and would like to know how other tutors explain their working conditions to students, please get in touch with the organisers of the UCU PG & PD Network and/or attend their next meeting at 15.00 – 16.00, Wednesday 24 October at the Union Offices.
The University of Edinburgh is currently reviewing its Code of Practice for Tutors and Demonstrators, for which UCU has been represented on
the university task group (for info see: http://www.ed.ac.uk/academic-services/projects/reviewing-the-code-of-practice-for-tutoring-and-de).
After several meetings there is now a draft policy out for consultation: http://www.ed.ac.uk/academic-services/projects/reviewing-the-code-of-practice-for-tutoring-and-de
UCU postgraduate and postdoctoral reps and contacts have already been contacted to send in their views on the code, but other members (especially those in tutoring and demonstrating roles) are also invited to comment on the draft policy.
The university have highlighted specific areas that they would like feedback on:
- whether the document includes all necessary information and guidance;
- whether any key information or guidance is missing from the document;
- if relevant, how this document will relate to any School, subject-level or course-level documents that you provide your Tutors and Demonstrators.
The university is especially interested to hear your views on these issues:
- whether the University should limit the number of hours all full-time postgraduate tutors and demonstrators should work, and if so, what
the limit should be (see Section 2.8)
- whether Schools should provide all tutors/demonstrators with access to a mentor (see Section 6.2);3. whether the University should specify the knowledge/skills/training/support required for postgraduate students who are acting as tutors and
demonstrators at certain levels (e.g. PGT level (See section 5)).
Please send any comments you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10th March.