New as a university teacher

Are you new to teaching, or are you in the process of holding your first lectures, or just generally unsure about your role as a future teacher? As an inexperienced teacher at the university you will have the opportunity to gain a fundamental knowledge of teaching and educational work during this course.

Together with colleagues in the same situation we will help you to navigate the complex issues that are common among future teachers. The course allows you to put yourself in the role of a teacher by practicing planning and implementing teaching assignments. You will also gain insight into the rules and policy documents that a teacher should be familiar with.

Quotes from previous participants

"All the discussions very useful and interesting. Eye-opening!"

"Overall the course made me aware of problems and possibilities I had never considered."

Target group

The course is designed for someone who is newly employed as a teacher at Umeå University and has little or no experience of teaching. You may also be a PhD student with no prior teaching experience. If you have already taught several courses at the university then one of our basic or advanced courses will suit you better.

Course dates

Spring semester 2022

Language: Swedish
Contact: Marie Friman

Course dates: January 25-26, February 10 and 18
Link to schedule

Apply here!
Application is open
: 2021-08-15 -- 2021-10-15


Fall semester 2021

Language: English
Contact: Marie Friman

Course dates: September 1, 2, 7 and 21
Link to schedule

Application deadline: Application is closed

Course information

Level: Beginner

Length: 1 week

Participants: 8-24

Please note: There will be an administrative fee of SEK 5000 if you cancel your participation three weeks or later before the course starts. Notification of admission is sent to applicants about 2 weeks after the application deadline. Read more about our admission and selection here.

Course description

Course evaluation autumn 2018

any questions about your registration?

Please contact our administrator, Marie Friman.

Hanna Karlsson