Contract for comfort

December 13, 2002

Sean McGough is right to highlight the plight of postgraduate students ("Call to boost pay for postgrad teachers", THES , November 29). But there is hope. Some institutions have moved to fractional contracts, integrating part-time teachers more fully into departments and quality systems. In the best cases, support and training is integrated into contracts too.

Richard Blackwell
Senior adviser
Learning and Teaching Support
Network Generic Centre

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