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Getting to grips with your new teaching role

It’s your first day. You’ve tracked down a campus card, located the nearest coffee supply and have your timetable in hand. What next for the new lecturer at Solent?

The Solent Learning and Teaching Institute (SLTI), located in the Mountbatten Library, is a good starting point. We’re here to help you navigate your first few weeks, and to continue to support you for the long haul. All under one roof you’ll find a whole host of people ready to help.

At the Learning Technologies Support Desk on the second floor, there’s a team of advisers to help you set up and develop your Solent Online Learning (SOL) units. Once the basics are done, our Instructional Designers and Learning Technologists can help you exploit the full potential of SOL so that students’ learning continues beyond the classroom. Contact them direct via

Getting to grips with the resources available via the library is no mean feat. So, track down the Information Librarian attached to your School. They’ll help you to navigate the maze of shelves and databases, as well as advising on all aspects of supporting students with their reading and research.


And finally, ensure you make the most of SLTI’s extensive continuing professional development programme. Workshops run throughout the year. Some are aligned to the key tasks you’ll need to do at certain points in the academic calendar. Others challenge you to think afresh, try new things, take risks. Your work towards Higher Education Academy Fellowship is supported by workshops, writing retreats and mentoring.

And then there’s the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – a one year course for brand new lecturers. Find out more on our Teaching Practice page.

And this is just a taste of what’s on offer. Keep browsing – and get in touch!