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This event, which is organised by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will be hosted by the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Graham Virgo, and will include the incoming Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Bhaskar Vira.

Agenda items will include:

  • A presentation by guest speaker Jason Arday, Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Glasgow, who has published extensively on race inequalities in higher education, including his notable 2021 article ‘Fighting the ride: Understanding the difficulties facing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Doctoral Students’ pursuing a career in Academia’.
  • An update on the University’s widening participation work for postgraduate study.
  • Updates on local support for research supervisors, a panel discussion focusing on the PGR supervision support pilot scheme, and the sharing of initial findings from departmental surveys of PGR supervisors.
  • Breakout group discussions on supervisory models, for example exploring the role of Advisors and gathering thoughts on supervisory teams.

There will be opportunities for discussion, networking, and the sharing of good practice.


You may also be interested to know of a separate event: the annual meeting for Directors of Teaching and Senior Tutors on Wednesday 21 September 2022.

The annual meeting for Directors of Teaching and Senior Tutors, which is organised by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will be hosted by the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Graham Virgo, and will include the incoming Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Bhaskar Vira. The event will offer colleagues the opportunity to hear about educational strategic developments and will provide a space for discussion and reflection concerning how colleagues can be supported to enhance inclusive practices in their own contexts.

Agenda items will include:

  • A panel discussion on educational priority areas from Departmental/Faculty and College perspectives.
  • Student contributions, including presentation of findings from the third cycle of the APP Participatory Action Research Projects.
  • Insights from colleagues working to address the awarding gaps in their departmental/faculty contexts.
  • Breakout group discussions, with themes covering topics such as student skills development, supporting student mental health issues, formative assessment and feedback.


You may also be interested to know of a separate event: the annual meeting for Directors of Postgraduate Education and Postgraduate Tutors on Monday 26 September.