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Admissions Selection Workshops 2020 Unscheduled Not bookable


Dates and formats for these workshops are being finalised and will be released during October. Please check back for updates.

Booking will open once these are available.

Direction of Studies: Support for New Appointees Thu 24 Sep 2020   16:00 Finished


As a Director of Studies you provide essential academic guidance and support to students on an individual basis. This seminar will help you develop your ability to undertake this role more effectively and efficiently. The focus will be sharing good practice, key responsibilities, and where to find additional sources of help. This year, due to current circumstances, this event will be held online.

DRC: COVID 19: Providing safe student support new Thu 4 Jun 2020   14:30 Finished

This workshop is provided jointly by the Disability Resource Centre and the University Counselling Service and will provide support and information about ways to engage with students while working remotely. With a focus on practical solutions, the important of self care and information about the wide range of services available. This workshop is open to staff whose role formally includes welfare, likely to be tutors, nurses and chaplains.

This session will be on line via Microsoft Teams.

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 workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19

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Date Availability
Fri 26 Feb 2021 14:30 [Places]

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


Revamped for 20-21 this workshop will look at ways of working effectively with students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) Increasing numbers of all disabled students including those with SpLD means that it is less feasible to rely only on individual adjustments for all students. Consequently, this workshop focusses on practical changes based on inclusive teaching practice which enable the students to achieve their potential and have a fulfilling Cambridge experience. This workshop focusses on reading and research, essay writing and language learning.

  • This workshop will be delivered via Teams and includes around 30 minutes of preparatory work which is self paced.
  • This is a pilot presentation and participants will be encouraged to give feedback.
  • This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19.

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


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 workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19

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Date Availability
Fri 12 Feb 2021 12:45 [Places]

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


Redeveloped for 20-21 with a focus on only postgraduate students this workshop will look at ways of working effectively with students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) Increasing numbers of all disabled students including those with SpLD means that it is less feasible to rely only on individual adjustments for all students. Consequently, this workshop focusses on practical changes based on inclusive teaching practice which enable the students to achieve their potential and have a fulfilling Cambridge experience. This workshop focusses on dissertations and PhDs, reading and research and laboratories and fieldwork.

  • This workshop will be delivered via Teams and includes around 30 minutes of preparatory work which is self paced.
  • This is a pilot presentation and participants will be encouraged to give feedback.
  • This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19

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


Revamped for 20-21 this workshop will look at ways of working effectively with students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) Increasing numbers of all disabled students including those with SpLD means that it is less feasible to rely only on individual adjustments for all students. Consequently, this workshop focusses on practical changes based on inclusive teaching practice which enable the students to achieve their potential and have a fulfilling Cambridge experience. This workshop focusses on reading and research, laboratories and fieldwork, maths strategies and essay strategies.

  • This workshop will be delivered via Teams and includes around 30 minutes of preparatory work which is self paced.
  • This is a pilot presentation and participants will be encouraged to give feedback.
  • This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19.

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


Revamped for 20-21 this workshop will look at ways of working effectively with students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) Increasing numbers of all disabled students including those with SpLD means that it is less feasible to rely only on individual adjustments for all students. Consequently, this workshop focusses on practical changes based on inclusive teaching practice which enable the students to achieve their potential and have a fulfilling Cambridge experience. This workshop focusses on reading and research, essay writing and dissertations (including MPhils and PhDs)

  • This workshop will be delivered via Teams and includes around 30 minutes of preparatory work which is self paced.
  • This is a pilot presentation and participants will be encouraged to give feedback.
  • This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19

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.

This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19

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Date Availability
Mon 3 May 2021 12:00 [Places]

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


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.

This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19.

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Date Availability
Fri 5 Mar 2021 12:00 [Places]
DRC: Teaching Students with ADHD (Briefing) (Online) Tue 2 Feb 2021   12:45 [Places]

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


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 workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19

Lecturing Performance Wed 4 Nov 2020   10:00 [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. We will also discuss the differences between performance in a lecture theatre and on camera.

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom


This online seminar is the first in a three-part series that has been designed to support staff in investigating, understanding and addressing the awarding gaps in their courses, Departments or Colleges.

The workshop activities will be led by Dr Laura Hall (Business Information Team).

Participants will be provided with guidance on accessing and interpreting the statistical data available on Tableau, which will help you identify which student groups are less likely to be awarded Firsts or Good Honours degrees than their peers. Structured activities will help individuals see the awarding gaps in their local institutional contexts across the last 5 years, with opportunities for Q&A. Small group discussion will allow participants to compare findings and begin reflections on the reasons for these gaps.

  • Please note that we are using the term ‘awarding gap’ instead of ‘attainment gap’ to indicate the shift in focus across the Higher Education sector in conversation from student deficit and to institutional responsibility.

Please contact the co-facilitators Dr Ruth Walker (CCTL) or Gina Warren (E&D) if you have any questions about the seminars or related resources.

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom


This online seminar is the second in a three-part series that has been designed to support staff in investigating, understanding and addressing the awarding gaps in their courses, Departments or Colleges.

Participants hear from student co-researchers on the APP Participatory Action Research Project who investigated the reasons for the widest awarding gaps at Cambridge: those for Black British undergraduates and Disabled Students with declared mental health conditions. Through small group discussion participants will reflect on the questions that they might ask students and staff in their own courses, Departments or Colleges that would provide qualitative insights about the reasons for the awarding gaps, and suggestions for interventions that may help to narrow them.

  • Please note that we are using the term ‘awarding gap’ instead of ‘attainment gap’ to indicate the shift in focus across the Higher Education sector in conversation from student deficit and to institutional responsibility.

Please contact the co-facilitators Dr Ruth Walker (CCTL) or Gina Warren (E&D) if you have any questions about the seminars or related resources.

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom


This online seminar is the third in a three-part series that has been designed to support staff in investigating, understanding and addressing the awarding gaps in their courses, Departments or Colleges.

This session builds on the previous two webinars to consider appropriate and context-specific interventions to narrow these gaps.

The session will start with reflections from a panel of staff and students who have developed discipline or context-specific initiatives. In the second half participants will brainstorm possibilities for activities that would suit their students and contexts, or to share examples of their work in progress. The session will conclude with advice on evaluation strategies to determine impact.

  • Please note that we are using the term ‘awarding gap’ instead of ‘attainment gap’ to indicate the shift in · focus across the Higher Education sector in conversation from student deficit and to institutional responsibility

Please contact the co-facilitators Dr Ruth Walker (CCTL) or Gina Warren (E&D) if you have any questions about the seminars or related resources.

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom

Moving Supervisions Online new Self-taught Booking not required

This introductory guide addresses planning for and conducting online supervisions, including practical considerations about devices, platforms and tools, as well as structuring online conversations and giving feedback. We have also developed more detailed guides on a range of technological and educational issues, including setting up supervisions using videoconferencing, accessibility for students with disabilities and neurodiversity, guiding inclusive discussions and interactions, and some approaches to important supervision activities (such as group discussions and problem solving) which could be used to complement videoconferencing or to help students (and supervisors) if necessary. All of these more detailed resources are accessible from the main guide.


How to Access the Guide

For more information and a link to the guide please visit the CCTL website on Teaching Remotely

Remote Teaching Clinic new Thu 14 May 2020   12:30 Finished

This short clinic is for Cambridge staff adapting to remote teaching (including supervising, lecturing, seminars & classes). We begin with a short overview of the guidance and support on offer, including ‘how-to’ guides on setting up remote supervisions, seminars & classes; recording lectures and encouraging students’ active listening; guiding inclusive discussions between students, online; and making remote teaching accessible to disabled students, including those with neuro-diverse profiles.

We’ll offer some tips on moving from face-to-face teaching and there will be some time for Q&A.

This clinic will be run on MS Teams.


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 doctoral 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 20 Apr 2021 10:00 [Places]
Supervising Postgraduate Students (STEMM) Thu 5 Nov 2020   14:00   [More dates...] [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 doctoral 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

2 other events...

Date Availability
Tue 23 Feb 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 22 Apr 2021 10:00 [Places]


If you are new to supervising postgraduates 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, the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning offers training and support for newly-appointed supervisors of postgraduates and for those new to the Cambridge system.

This workshop is 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.

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work? Does presenting remotely feel like an additional obstacle to overcome?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. As well as learning some strategies for to holding the attention of a room full of students or peers – or monitor full of viewers.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

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Tue 10 Nov 2020 09:30 [Full]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 10:30 [Full]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 11:30 [Full]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 13:30 [Full]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 14:30 [Full]
Tue 10 Nov 2020 15:30 [Full]
Wed 25 Nov 2020 09:30 [Full]
Wed 25 Nov 2020 11:30 [Places]
Wed 25 Nov 2020 13:30 [Places]
Wed 25 Nov 2020 14:30 [Full]
Wed 25 Nov 2020 15:30 [Places]
Teaching Associates' Programme (TAP) new Unscheduled Not bookable


The Teaching Associates’ Programme runs each year. For information about what the course involves and how to apply, please visit https://www.cctl.cam.ac.uk/tap. If you still have questions, please contact the course director, Dr Meg Tait (mebt1@cam.ac.uk).


The Teaching Associate Programme (TAP) is a year-long programme which supports early career researchers who have some responsibility for teaching and learning. TAP is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and, if you successfully complete all elements of the programme, you will become an Associate Fellow of the HEA. In order to be eligible for Associate Fellowship of the HEA, you will need to have a minimum of 40 hours’ experience of teaching and/or supporting learning.

Applications are open to Postdoctoral Researchers/Research Staff and PhD students in their 2nd year or above, from any subject area. Prior to applying for TAP we require you to have at least 20 hours of teaching and at least 20 more hours of confirmed teaching for the academic year to come. In this way, the programme enables you to reflect on your own current practice, to explore ideas and approaches for enhancing your teaching, and to think about your future development as a higher education professional. Only higher education (university-level) teaching experience can be considered.

The programme has a high level of flexibility and participants are expected to plan their TAP work to fit around other activities. However, there are several compulsory components which cannot be missed and those include: four seminars, teaching observations, tutorial and lecturing practical. Help and support is available throughout the year to enable students to get the best from the programme.

Please note: this course was formerly called 'Effective Undergraduate Supervision'.

This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in AHSS 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.
2. A live online workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, 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
Thu 14 Jan 2021 14:00 [Places]
Mon 18 Jan 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 25 Feb 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 11 Mar 2021 10:00 [Places]

Please note: this course was formerly called 'Effective Undergraduate Supervision'.

This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in STEMM 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.
2. A live virtual workshop that 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.
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.

5 other events...

Date Availability
Wed 21 Oct 2020 10:00 Not bookable
Fri 13 Nov 2020 10:00 [Full]
Thu 28 Jan 2021 14:00 [Places]
Wed 17 Feb 2021 14:00 [Places]
Wed 10 Mar 2021 10:00 [Places]
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