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This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in essay-based subjects. It explores the challenges and approaches involved in supervising undergraduates as well as providing practical advice and strategies.

The course consists of three components:

1. A pre-workshop self-paced module containing information on the Cambridge supervision system and introduces the principles and practices of effective teaching and learning.
2. An in-person workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, design of learning activities, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to discuss and ask questions and access to practical information about organising and carrying out your supervisions.
3. A post-workshop information pack containing additional resources for ongoing support and information

The training provided in this course complements any training you may receive from your department or college and is required by colleges before you can carry out supervisions.

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Fri 30 Sep 2022 10:00 [Places]
Mon 3 Oct 2022 14:00 [Places]
Tue 4 Oct 2022 14:00 [Places]
Thu 6 Oct 2022 10:00 [Places]
Fri 7 Oct 2022 10:00 [Places]
Fri 11 Nov 2022 10:00 [Places]
Tue 17 Jan 2023 10:00 [Places]
Thu 19 Jan 2023 14:00 [Places]
Mon 23 Jan 2023 14:00 [Places]
Wed 1 Mar 2023 14:00 [Places]
Fri 3 Mar 2023 10:00 [Places]
Tue 13 Jun 2023 10:00 [Places]
Thu 15 Jun 2023 14:00 [Places]


This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in problem sheet-based subjects. It explores the challenges and approaches involved in supervising undergraduates as well as providing practical advice and strategies.

The course consists of three components:

1. A pre-workshop self-paced module containing information on the Cambridge supervision system and introduces the principles and practices of effective teaching and learning.
2. An in-person workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, design of learning activities, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to discuss and ask questions and access to practical information about organising and carrying out your supervisions.
3. A post-workshop information pack containing additional resources for ongoing support and information

The training provided in this course complements any training you may receive from your department or college and is required by colleges before you can carry out supervisions.

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Date Availability
Mon 3 Oct 2022 10:00 [Places]
Wed 5 Oct 2022 14:00 [Places]
Tue 8 Nov 2022 14:00 [Places]
Fri 13 Jan 2023 10:00 [Places]
Tue 17 Jan 2023 14:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Mar 2023 10:00 [Places]
Wed 14 Jun 2023 14:00 [Places]

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.


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.


Outcomes:

  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of postgraduate students
  • Explore good practice for delivering feedback
  • Understand possible issues and where to go for support in the Cambridge system

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Date Availability
Tue 15 Nov 2022 10:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Feb 2023 10:00 [Places]
Tue 7 Mar 2023 10:00 [Places]
Tue 25 Apr 2023 10:00 [Places]
Tue 23 May 2023 10:00 [Places]


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.


Outcomes:

  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of postgraduate 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

5 other events...

Date Availability
Thu 17 Nov 2022 10:00 [Places]
Thu 9 Feb 2023 10:00 [Places]
Thu 9 Mar 2023 10:00 [Places]
Thu 27 Apr 2023 10:00 [Places]
Thu 25 May 2023 10:00 [Places]