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Thu 22 Nov 2018
16:00 - 19:00

Venue: CCTL - Murray Edwards, TBC

Provided by: Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


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Admissions Selection Workshop: Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos
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Thu 22 Nov 2018

Description


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. These workshops cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you make your contribution to the admissions selection process as effective as possible. They include opportunities to practise by interviewing current first-year undergraduates, using authentic paperwork, and they explain how interviews and admissions decisions relate to the University’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants. Closer to the date of the session we will send you copies of the handouts by email, to be printed and taken with you to the session.

Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge’s undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

Target audience
  • Those with responsibility for conducting admissions interviews
  • Those with any responsibility for admissions selection
  • This workshop is targeted at interviewers for Medical and Veterinary Science
  • Interviewers for Biological Natural Sciences who are not able to attend the workshop for Biological Natural Sciences may choose to attend this workshop, but should be aware that the focus of the workshop will be on MVST
  • Workshops will be scheduled as follows: Biological Natural Sciences; Medicine and Veterinary Science; Physical Natural Sciences and Engineering; Mathematics; Computer Science; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Prerequisites
  • Before the workshop, you are asked to study the online module
  • The module includes a link to 'Information for Admissions Interviewers for the Cambridge Colleges', and you are asked to read this document with care
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Thu 22 Nov 2018   16:00 - 19:00 16:00 - 19:00 CCTL - Murray Edwards, TBC David Bainbridge,  Dr Robert Henderson
Aims
  • to be aware of ways of addressing challenges associated with interviews for admissions purposes, in order to make them more consistent and effective
  • to understand how interviews and admissions decisions relate to the University’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA)
  • to understand the equal opportunities and widening participation issues connected to the admissions process
  • to identify ways of personally enhancing the quality of interviews
Further information
  • Workshops have been targeted at interviewers in particular groups of subjects
  • If you would like to attend a workshop targeted at a group of subjects, but are not able to participate on the dates offered, additional sessions will be offered if there is adequate notice and sufficient demand
  • If you have difficulties completing your booking, please contact: enquiries@cctl.cam.ac.uk
Duration

One session of three hours

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