SALT: Supporting Assessment, Learning and Teaching

The SALT workshop is designed primarily for those who have limited engagement in supporting assessment, learning and teaching. This includes activities such as: supporting lecturers in laboratory practicals; helping to staff field trips; giving a specialist lecture; marking student work and giving feedback.

"This is the best course I have been on for post-graduate researchers" (Participant, 2019)

"I have to say it was the most enjoyable and interactive session I have ever been to without ever once having to look at the clock" (Participant 2019)

"The whole course is well structured and focused. I have learned a lot today about how to improve my teaching skills. I would do it again" (Participant 2019)


Eligibility: Doctoral students, professional staff and visiting lecturers. Applicants must be fluent English speakers and ready to engage in a number of class activities and discussions.

Timetable: The SALT workshop is a full day course from 09.15 -16.30. Participants must be able to attend the full day.

Contact: the programme administrator for further information at

Accreditation: SALT is not accredited or assessed. It is designed as a workshop for beginners, with the aim of enabling participants to build a 'toolkit' to help support assessment, learning and teaching activities.

Costs: the SALT workshop is free to doctoral students and staff who are employed by the University of Plymouth. The cost for external participants is £100, payable a week in advance of the workshop. Priority places will be given to internal candidates, but applications from external colleagues in higher education are welcome and will be accommodated where possible.