11 August 2017

Start to teach - a two-day course for those who take up teaching at Utrecht University

Start to Teach is a programme for Utrecht University staff interested in taking up teaching.

The programme comprises two days of training: a start-up day and a follow-up day ten weeks later. The programme includes an introduction to the Utrecht teaching model and a didactic skills training. The focus will be on how to motivate students, the range of activating teaching formats, and the role of testing. Furthermore, the programme will offer you the chance to get the trainer’s feedback on your own teaching activities as well to participate in peer-to-peer coaching activities with other participants. The programme is taught both in Dutch and in English.


The programme is available at the start of each teaching period:

  • Period 1: Friday 1 September 2017 and Friday 10 November 2017
  • Period 2: Thursday 9 november 2017 en Thursday 1 februari 2018
  • Period 3: Friday 2 February 2018 and Friday 20 April 2018
  • Period 4: Thursday 19 April 2018 and Thursday 28 June 2018


Participation is free of charge. 


Are you a teacher at Utrecht University with little or no teaching experience ? Or do you know any new collegues that start as a teacher this year? Feel free to apply or to tell your collegues about this course. Click here for more information and the application form (only accessible for employees at Utrecht University).