Teaching Support Guidance

Policies, Support & Feedback

We are in the process of reviewing the content of the Teaching Support webpages

Much of the information here remains correct, but some areas require updating. If you have any questions about current processes, please contact Teaching Support using the button below, or visit the Teaching Support Team on Level 6 of Appleton Tower.

Email Teaching Support


Facilities and Resources

Some teaching support roles will require preparation in advance of a session and access to materials such as printing and photocopying facilities. The School of Informatics Desk Policy ensures that all full-time PGR students are allocated desk space for the duration of their studies. Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate students have access to dedicated School computing facilities and extensive study areas within Appleton Tower.

In addition to the Informatics Training Programme, Teaching Support Staff are encouraged to take advantage of resources and development opportunities available through the IAD:


Sickness Absence

If you are unable to fulfil your teaching support commitments due to sickness, absences must be reported as soon as possible. Please email Informatics Teaching Support [teaching-support@inf.ed.ac.uk] and the relevant lecturer, your email should indicate what course duties you are unable to complete and whether you will rearrange the activities or if cover is necessary.  Informatics Student Services [ISS] and the lecturer will make arrangements for cover if this is required.  Once absence has been reported, Student Services staff will confirm any sick pay entitlement.

Giving us your Feedback

We are always keen to improve the student experience, and this includes your experiences as members of Teaching Support Staff [TSS]. 

Please contact the Teaching Support team at teaching-support@inf.ed.ac.uk.