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LACDR PhD Portal


As part of your assignment you are required to contribute to teaching in the Bachelor and the Master programs in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences of Leiden University. You will supervise Bachelor and Master students during the research projects of the students in the laboratory.

Teaching & Supervision Course

All LACDR PhD candidates receive training in teaching and supervision. As part of this program you follow the course “Introduction to Teaching & Supervision for PhD candidates” in your first year, which is designed for you. The course is presented by education specialists of the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON).

This course aims at the formulation of learning goals, choosing the format for teaching and learning activities, student motivation and, of course, at teaching and supervision of students.


The curriculum is as follows:

  1. Preparation assignment (3 hours)
  2. Session 1: Introduction to Teaching & Supervision for PhD candidates (3 hours)
  3. Preparing self-evaluations assignment (6 hours)
  4. Session 2: Introduction to Teaching & Supervision for PhD candidates (3 hours)
  5. Preparing self-evaluations assignment (6 hours)
  6. Session 3: Introduction to Teaching & Supervision for PhD candidates (3 hours)
  7. Preparing teaching statement (4 hours)

You will be invited to participate in the course by the LACDR PhD office. This course will give you 1 EC point (28 hours) in total.


This course contains classroom sessions and preparation assignments, self-evaluations and a teaching statement, which have to be prepared and will be evaluated in the follow-up sessions or by written comments of the lecturer:
•    Preparation assignment in a classroom/ laboratory setting;
•    Supervision assignment of a bachelor and/ or master research project;
•    Teaching statement.

Templates for the self-evaluations can be found on the MS Teams 'LACDR PhD group'. 

Teaching and Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs 

Considering the fact that PhD candidates spend a lot of time on teaching and develop valuable transferable skills in this process, the University Doctorate Board agreed that teaching hours (for a max. of 20 hours) can be included as transferable skills. So teaching can be counted as part of the compulsory 140 hours of transferable skills. It is also possible to include the obtaining of the Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO) certificate as transferable skill hours. This counts as 20 education hours as well.

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