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Cambridge Teaching Forum 2020 Tue 14 Apr 2020   10:00 POSTPONED

The annual Cambridge Teaching Forum is open to everyone who teaches or supports students' learning across the university. It provides a stimulating environment for staff to learn about innovative approaches to higher education in Cambridge and to meet colleagues, share ideas and reflect on some of the hot topics in higher education.

The event will be addressed by Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Virgo, and will consist of panel discussions on selected themes such as attainment gaps, workshops and individual presentations. A full programme will be released in due course.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Paul Ashwin, Professor of Higher Education at Lancaster University, as this year's keynote speaker.

For more information, please go to CCTL’s Cambridge Teaching Forum webpages. If you are interested in presenting, facilitating a session or have any questions about the event, please contact Dr Ruth Walker.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre

This participative workshop will enable attendees to confidentially discuss the impact of dealing with students in distress and review ways of working with them. Aimed at all frontline staff, including porters, administrators, librarians and so on, and will have a focus on shorter interactions where there is no ongoing welfare role. The workshop will discuss ways of being supportive in ways which are effective and manageable for students and staff. The workshop will also address when to say yes – and when to say no.

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.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


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.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


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.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


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.

Effective Undergraduate Supervision (Life Sciences) Fri 3 Apr 2020   10:00 POSTPONED

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.

Higher Education Academy: Briefing Mon 11 May 2020   15:30 POSTPONED


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.

Lecturing Performance Wed 29 Apr 2020   09:00 POSTPONED


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.

Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) Wed 22 Apr 2020   13:45   [More dates...] POSTPONED


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The course trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

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Is English not your first language?

Would you like to incorporate Standard English pronunciation into your everyday speech?

This course will look at the differences and similarities between your natural accent and that of Standard English. It will help to maintain positive aspects of your natural accent whilst enabling you to be easily understood by native English speakers.

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Voice Projection: An Introduction Wed 22 Apr 2020   09:00 POSTPONED


If you occasionally suffer from vocal strain or wish to discover your true vocal range and power then this course is for you. We will work together to improve your vocal projection using vocal techniques practised by actors by using various physical and vocal exercises in a relaxed atmosphere. Be prepared to relax, kick off your shoes and lie on the floor.

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