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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...

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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...

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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...

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Applications are open for the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund

14 November 2016

Applications for the 2016-17 funding round of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund are now open. Grants of £10,000-£20,000 are available to projects assisting with implementing innovative practice in teaching and learning. Read the full article here.

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From local support to national success

10 November 2016

One of our most successful Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund case studies ‘Learning Together: Being, belonging, becoming’ has hit national news once again this week. Read the article in The Guardian. Amy and Ruth have responded to the article below: We are thrilled that the University of Cambridge is continuing to be...

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Digital Strategy for Education

11 October 2016

The University has launched its new Digital Strategy for Education, which aims to provide a framework for the introduction of technology that supports teaching and learning.

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Directors of Teaching Event 2016

7 October 2016

Thoughts on exams Whilst many people might think that the three-hour written paper is the traditional Cambridge way of examining, it is a relatively new innovation in this ancient University. The first written examination paper was created in 1800. Until that point examinations were oral examinations. The dissertation...

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Pilkington Prizewinners 2016

23 June 2016

Last night we raised our glasses in toast to the Class of 2016: the biochemist, clinicians, computer scientist, engineer, geographer, historian, linguist, material scientist, philosopher, neuroscientist and social anthropologist – all of whom were being honoured by the University for their teaching. Sir Alastair Pilkington...

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New: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

12 May 2016

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is a collaboration between the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Institute of Continuing Education . Course participants will develop enquiry-based approaches to engaging with educational challenges and contributing to improvements...

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Katharine Hubbard wins national teaching award

10 May 2016

We are very pleased that Dr Katharine Hubbard has won the Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award from the Royal Society of Biology. This is an outstanding achievement and we are very happy for her. Katherine is a lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of Hull, but was previously a Teaching Fellow...

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