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Wed 30 Oct 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03b

Provided by: Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


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Postdocs: An Introduction to PhD Supervision

Wed 30 Oct 2019


Do you supervise PhD students? Though not official supervisors, many postdocs are involved in the process of supervising PhD students. You face the challenging task of fostering creativity, delivering feedback, and managing a supervisor-student relationship. This workshop explores the principles of good supervision, the art of delivering critical feedback for best results, and the teacher/learner roles of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. It is aimed at postdocs looking to develop their skills in effective and inspired pedagogy.


  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of PhD students
  • Explore good practice for delivering feedback
  • Learn techniques for fostering creativity in students


“I got to know the procedure, approaches, common problems and solutions to the problems of PhD supervision, and [to understand that] supervision is a balancing act.”

“The framework introduced to describe different aspects of supervising a research student was really useful.”

Target audience

Postdoctoral researchers/Research staff


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 30 Oct   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03b map Dr Mary Beth Benbenek
Postdoc Programme

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