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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


Please see below for the answers to some commonly asked questions. If you can't find the answers you are looking for please email CCTL and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Q. Where do I find examples of good practice?

Our Case studies pages are designed to help you identify activities across the University. The purpose of these pages is not to require uniformity in teaching practice, but to provide you with examples of how other staff have enhanced their teaching and learning practice, or addressed issues or problems.  This can generate ideas of your own, or give you some suggestions for people to speak to in more detail.

Q. What events do you offer?

The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers yearly events for the University teaching community and Directors of Teaching. Visit our Events page to find out more.

Q. Is there funding available to support exploratory projects?

The Teaching & Learning Innovation Fund (TLIF) accepts bids from November-January each year, for projects to be carried out the following spring, summer, and autumn.  Note that the Fund is only available to members of staff at the University of Cambridge; bids from external organisations or individuals will not be accepted.

Q. How can I find someone who knows about teaching in another Department?

The best place to start is usually with that subject's Director of Teaching; this role varies in each Department, but usually is someone who knows (or can find out) about methods used in that subject and any exploratory projects that are ongoing.  The Centre maintains a list of all Directors of Teaching, which is accessible only to University members (Raven protected).

Latest news

Pilkington Prize awards 2017

23 June 2017

Last night saw the 24th Pilkington Prize ceremony at Gonville and Caius College. 13 Prize winners were invited to enjoy drinks on the lawn before attending the ceremony itself in the Bateman Auditorium. Celebrations were concluded with a delicious three course dinner in the Hall. Thankfully, the weather held out and...

Inspiring students and colleagues to excel: Dr Dee Scadden wins Biochemical Society’s Teaching Excellence Award

26 May 2017

Dr Dee Scadden in the Department of Biochemistry has been named winner of The Biochemical Society’s inaugural Teaching Excellence Award . The award, created by the Biochemical Society to promote and celebrate excellent teaching in the discipline, is new for 2018 and will be awarded annually. Dr Scadden was the judges’...

Student-Led Teaching Awards ceremony

12 May 2017

The Student-Led Teaching Awards ceremony was held on 9 May in the University Combination Room. As Professor Graham Virgo, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education, observed in his opening address, the Student-Led Teaching Awards are special because they are ‘student-led, student-organised, student-voted, and student-decided’. The...