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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; in addition, we offer regular networking events organised around common teaching issues.  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

Teaching that Changes Lives: Cambridge academics receive Butler Trust Award

14 March 2017

Two Cambridge academics, Dr Ruth Armstrong and Dr Amy Ludlow, have received a prestigious Butler Trust Award for their innovative ‘Learning Together’ project in which prisoners at HMP Grendon and students at the University of Cambridge study together within the prison. The Butler Trust Awards, established in 1985...

Applications are now open for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2017-18).

8 March 2017

The course is for staff who teach and support learning of Cambridge University students. Taking an enquiry-based approach to exploring challenges in teaching and learning in Cambridge and beyond, the Postgraduate Certificate provides an opportunity to extend your understanding of how students learn extend your repertoire...

CUSU Student Led Teaching Awards 2017

7 February 2017

Nominations are open for the Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs), which aim to recognise the exceptional contribution of teaching and non-teaching staff to education at Cambridge. The awards are entirely student-led and are organised by Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU). Students are encouraged to nominate an...