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Tue 23 Feb 2021
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


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Supervising Postgraduate Students (STEMM)

Tue 23 Feb 2021


This workshop explores the principles of good postgraduate supervision, different approaches to supervising, how to deliver feedback for best results, and the teacher/learner roles of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. It is aimed at new or experienced postgraduate supervisors looking to develop their skills in effective and inspired pedagogy.


  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of doctoral students
  • Explore good practice for delivering feedback
  • Understand possible issues and where to go for support in the Cambridge system
  • Consider the elements of positive research culture in a group and lab
Target audience
  • Principal supervisor or co-supervisor of graduate students (University staff)
  • Please note that PhD students are not eligible for this course
  • If you are a PhD student please see Undergraduate Supervision: An Introduction
  • Further details regarding CCTL's eligibility criteria are available here

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 23 Feb   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Online Dr Mary Beth Benbenek
  • to consider your role as a supervisor: expectations and duties
  • to provide an introduction to the administrative requirements of the role
  • to reflect on best practice to guide students successfully and on how to avoid pitfalls
  • to have an awareness of the range of sources of support available in the collegiate University
  • to consider a range of approaches to supervising
  • The dates above are for STEMM supervisors
  • If you require the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences sessions please follow the link

Two hours

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