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Disabled People: Offering a Good Face-to-Face Service Tue 15 Jan 2019   13:30 [Places]


Would you like to increase your confidence in meeting and working with disabled people? This participative course will help you to learn the best ways to offer and give assistance. Through discussion and group work you will explore the barriers faced by disabled people when accessing services and learn how to make your services as accessible as possible. This course is aimed at people working in a frontline role.


This course complements the supervising training and information your Department will provide. It is a course that consists of: an online module, which introduces practices and principles of undergraduate supervision at Cambridge, and a face-to-face workshop in which you will explore challenges and approaches to supervising.

By the end of this course you will know:

  • the purpose of supervisions at Cambridge
  • how to deal with common supervision scenarios
  • how to provide effective feedback
  • the practicalities of starting to supervise

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to supervising (including what supervisions are, format, preparing for them)
  • Background information for those who need it (British education system, Cambridge undergraduate system)
  • Role of a supervisor
  • Dealing with different supervision scenarios
  • Departmental information
  • Summary of what you have learnt
  • Practical tips and advice
  • Resources for ongoing support and information

Looking back at your experience of education you can probably remember those teachers and lecturers who were excellent. We remember the ones who were good because they have left a lasting impact on us; shaping both our learning in the past and our approach as teachers. Supervising undergraduate students at Cambridge can be one of the most rewarding activities for PhDs and Postdocs and this course is designed to make sure that you can offer your best and hopefully be one of those memorable teachers for someone else.

This blended workshop incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to ask questions of an experienced supervisor and access to practical information about organising and carrying out your supervisions.

This training is required by many colleges before you can carry out supervisions and is always a popular course.

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Fri 5 Apr 2019 10:00 [Places]
Fri 19 Apr 2019 10:00 [Places]
Fri 7 Jun 2019 10:00 [Places]


This course complements the supervising training and information your Department will provide. It is a course that consists of: an online module, which introduces practices and principles of undergraduate supervision at Cambridge, and a face-to-face workshop in which you will explore challenges and approaches to supervising.

By the end of this course you will know:

  • the purpose of supervisions at Cambridge
  • how to deal with common supervision scenarios
  • how to provide effective feedback
  • the practicalities of starting to supervise

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to supervising (including what supervisions are, format, preparing for them)
  • Background information for those who need it (British education system, Cambridge undergraduate system)
  • Role of a supervisor
  • Dealing with different supervision scenarios
  • Departmental information
  • Summary of what you have learnt
  • Practical tips and advice
  • Resources for ongoing support and information

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Thu 31 Jan 2019 10:00 [Places]
Higher Education Academy: Briefing Mon 14 Jan 2019   15:30   [More dates...] [Places]


Would you like to gain nationally recognised accreditation of your teaching experience? Many UK universities now expect teaching staff seeking tenure to have undertaken or to undertake a structured teaching and learning development course accredited by the HE Academy. This session provides an overview of the route by which those with some experience of teaching in Higher Education may gain accreditation. It also provides a short introduction to the HE Academy itself.

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Mon 13 May 2019 15:30 [Places]
Inclusive Teaching: Disabled Students (Briefing) Mon 11 Feb 2019   12:45 [Places]


With increasing student numbers, and a diverse student body it is harder and harder to respond to all disabled students on an individual basis. This participative workshop will identify where barriers could exist for disabled students. It will provide an opportunity to discuss best practice and any concerns relating to your area of work. The session will focus on practical strategies and advance planning to create more inclusive learning environments.


This introductory workshop will examine the processes of preparing and giving lectures. It will encourage you to consider what makes a good lecture and what lecturing is for.

*Please note that this course is not aimed at PhD students*

Lecturing Performance Wed 3 Apr 2019   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]


This course focuses on the practical element of delivery. It will provide you with the opportunity to explore techniques for connecting emotionally and intellectually with an audience, along with overcoming nerves. You will look at how to handle questions effectively and practise vocal techniques.

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Fri 11 Jan 2019 09:00 [Full]
Wed 5 Jun 2019 09:00 [Places]


Disabled people face a range of barriers to their effective use of libraries, yet they are an important resource in enabling students to participate in study. This course will explore ways of accommodating disabled library users and help you to develop a plan for enhancing the service you offer. Libraries too have responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 and this course will help you to achieve this.

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Tue 28 May 2019 14:00 [Places]


PHEP is Cambridge's professional development programme for probationer University lecturers and new College teaching officers. With contributions from academic and key administrative staff from the collegiate University, the seminar provides a platform for orientation and exploration of the opportunities, cultures and conventions of the University of Cambridge.

The seminar is a core feature of PHEP and all probationer University lecturers are expected to participate over the whole of the seminar. You are strongly recommended to attend the Seminar within the first two years of your appointment.

Bookings are strictly limited and must close two weeks before the commencement date of the seminar.

This individually-focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session will help you in identifying how to utilise your voice more effectively and will address practical points about elocution that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation, as well as help you develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations.

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Thu 24 Jan 2019 09:30 [Full]
Thu 24 Jan 2019 10:35 [Full]
Thu 24 Jan 2019 11:40 [Full]
Thu 24 Jan 2019 13:45 [Full]
Thu 24 Jan 2019 14:50 [Full]
Thu 24 Jan 2019 15:55 [Full]
Wed 6 Feb 2019 09:30 [Full]
Wed 6 Feb 2019 10:35 [Full]
Wed 6 Feb 2019 11:40 [Full]
Wed 6 Feb 2019 13:45 [Full]
Wed 6 Feb 2019 14:50 [Full]
Wed 6 Feb 2019 15:55 [Full]
Fri 8 Mar 2019 09:30 [Full]
Fri 8 Mar 2019 10:35 [Full]
Fri 8 Mar 2019 11:40 [Full]
Fri 8 Mar 2019 13:45 [Full]
Fri 8 Mar 2019 14:50 [Full]
Fri 8 Mar 2019 15:55 [Full]
Mon 29 Apr 2019 09:30 [Full]
Mon 29 Apr 2019 10:35 [Full]
Mon 29 Apr 2019 13:45 [Places]
Mon 29 Apr 2019 14:50 [Full]
Mon 29 Apr 2019 15:55 [Places]
Fri 31 May 2019 09:30 [Places]
Fri 31 May 2019 10:35 [Places]
Fri 31 May 2019 11:40 [Places]
Fri 31 May 2019 13:45 [Places]
Fri 31 May 2019 14:50 [Places]
Fri 31 May 2019 15:55 [Places]
Postdocs: An Introduction to PhD Supervision new Wed 6 Mar 2019   10:00 [Places]


Do you supervise PhD students? Though not official supervisors, many postdocs are involved in the process of supervising PhD students. You face the challenging task of fostering creativity, delivering feedback, and managing a supervisor-student relationship. This workshop explores the principles of good supervision, the art of delivering critical feedback for best results, and the teacher/learner roles of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. It is aimed at postdocs looking to develop their skills in effective and inspired pedagogy.

Outcomes:

  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of PhD students
  • Explore good practice for delivering feedback
  • Learn techniques for fostering creativity in students

Feedback:

“I got to know the procedure, approaches, common problems and solutions to the problems of PhD supervision, and [to understand that] supervision is a balancing act.”

“The framework introduced to describe different aspects of supervising a research student was really useful.”

Sign Language: An Introduction Wed 6 Mar 2019   13:30 [Places]


This interactive course will give an introduction to sign language and an opportunity to review and revisit best practice in communicating with Deaf people. Through discussion and practice, participants will gain knowledge of sign language, as well as advice on how to take their knowledge further.


This course will develop your understanding of the barriers related to administration experienced by students with Specific Learning Difficulties (such as dyslexia), and how these can be overcome. It will review how best to manage the requirements of students with Specific Learning Difficulties, increase the support you can offer and identify the systems you need to employ. It will review the processes involved in setting up and managing student support.

This structured course will help you to fulfil your responsibilities to students with Specific Learning Difficulties and provide effective practical support required in terms of policy and accessing formal support. The course will focus on dyslexia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia.

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties: Identification and Diagnosis (Briefing) is a useful precursor to this workshop, as it will not cover diagnosis or identification of specific learning difficulties.


If you are new to supervising graduate students at Cambridge (studying both for one-year courses or PhDs) the Board of Graduate Studies strongly recommends you to take part in some form of professional development. In collaboration with BGS, Personal and Professional Development offers training and support for newly-appointed supervisors of graduate students and for those new to the Cambridge system. The workshops, which run over lunchtime, are designed to consider reciprocal expectations and duties, as well as approaches to supervising, and to raise awareness of possible issues and where to go for support.

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Wed 13 Feb 2019 12:30 [Places]
Thu 2 May 2019 12:30 [Places]
Tue 2 Jul 2019 12:30 [Places]


This course if for staff at the Biomed Campus only

If you are new to supervising graduate students at Cambridge (who are studying both for one-year courses or PhDs) the Board of Graduate Studies strongly recommends you to take part in some form of professional development. In collaboration with BGS, Personal and Professional Development offers training and support for newly-appointed supervisors of graduate students and for those new to the Cambridge system. The workshops, which run over lunchtime, are designed to consider reciprocal expectations and duties, as well as approaches to supervising, and to raise awareness of possible issues and where to go for support.

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Date Availability
Wed 8 May 2019 13:00 [Places]


If you are new to supervising graduate students at Cambridge (who are studying both for one-year courses or PhDs) the Board of Graduate Studies strongly recommends you to take part in some form of professional development. In collaboration with BGS, Personal and Professional Development offers training and support for newly-appointed supervisors of graduate students and for those new to the Cambridge system. The workshops, which run over lunchtime, are designed to consider reciprocal expectations and duties, as well as approaches to supervising, and to raise awareness of possible issues and where to go for support.

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Mon 11 Feb 2019 12:30 [Places]
Tue 30 Apr 2019 12:30 [Places]
Thu 23 May 2019 12:30 [Places]
Mon 1 Jul 2019 12:30 [Places]
Supervising Undergraduates: An Introduction Thu 17 Jan 2019   14:00 [Places]


What do supervisions contribute to student learning at Cambridge? This session will provide an interactive introduction to supervising, including aims and objectives of supervisions, different approaches to supervisions, the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and ways of dealing with common problems. Given the breadth of supervisions, this course is not subject specific.

Supervising Undergraduates More Effectively Mon 14 Jan 2019   16:00 [Places]


Have you developed your own approach to supervising?

Do you have at least one year's experience?

Perhaps you want to compare this approach with that of your peers.

This course is for those who want to share experiences, have encountered problems and are seeking solutions, or just want to do the job more effectively.


This participative, discussion based workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on how students with mental health difficulties can be supported in postgraduate study. It will cover best practice in supporting students and update on services available to all involved.

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Thu 6 Jun 2019 12:00 [Places]


This participative workshop will enable attendees to confidentially discuss their reactions to students in emotional distress and consider effective ways of supporting them while managing attendees' own boundaries.

The workshop will be conducted in a relaxed and open way and will result in those attending feeling more confident in these interactions.

The workshop will also update attendees on available sources of local support for students.

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Tue 7 May 2019 12:00 [Places]
Teaching Students with ADHD (Briefing) Tue 22 Jan 2019   12:45 [Places]


This course will consider the academic barriers experienced by students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It will cover a range of teaching environments and increase your awareness of best practice in implementing support. Most importantly it will give practical advice about best practice to ensure an effective learning environment for all involved


This course will consider the teaching and learning strategies helpful when working with students with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD, such as Asperger’s Syndrome). It will help you to reflect on common barriers experienced by students with ASD and ways of removing these.


This course will consider the academic barriers experienced by students with Specific Learning Difficulties. It will cover a range of teaching environments and increase your awareness of best practice in implementing support. Most importantly it will give practical advice about best practice to ensure an effective learning environment for all involved. The course will focus on dyslexia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia.

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties: Identification and Diagnosis (Briefing) is a useful precursor to this workshop, as it will not cover diagnosis or identification of specific learning difficulties.


This course will review and explain the process of getting a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) from the first observation of a difficulty to the point at which support is in place. It will focus on dyslexia the areas of difficulty experienced by students with such diagnoses and how proposed adjustments are helpful. Factors to consider when recommending a student for an assessment will also be discussed.

The course is a useful precursor to either Teaching Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Briefing) or Specific Learning Difficulties: What Administrators Need to Know (Briefing).

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