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Thu 8 Feb 2024
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


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Supervising Postgraduate Research Students (STEMM)

Thu 8 Feb 2024


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 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
Target audience
  • Principal supervisor or co-supervisor of postgraduate students (University staff)
  • Please note that PhD students are not eligible for this course
  • If you are a PhD student please see An Introduction to Undergraduate Supervision
  • Further details regarding CCTL's eligibility criteria are available here

This course has pre-course preparations, please see the 'joining instructions' in your booking confirmation for details.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 8 Feb   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Online Dr. Sophie Pickford
  • 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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