Today I attended the annual teaching assistants away day which our department runs once a year to provide research students and research staff with an opportunity to share their experiences of teaching with each other and also enhance their teaching skills. Just like last year it was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed of participation in all the discussions and I learned a lot from the other participants' views. The workshop was held in the university Staff Development unit and my friend, Peter Stordy who works in our department as a University Teacher and Learning & Teaching Advocate, was the main organizer of it. We explored different issues such as Effective Listening, Effective Feedback, and Problem Management related to teaching. The session was very interactive and everyone did participate in different discussions and debates.