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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning

 

These pages provide information on training offered by the University for staff and students who teach.  Each page provides a brief summary of the courses available and links to book a place.

Lecturing

Voice and presentation

Supervising undergraduates

Supervising graduates

Teaching disabled students

Supporting disabled students

Teaching Accreditation

College roles

Guidance

Lecturing

Courses: Lecturing: An introduction for postdocs This two-hour introductory workshop examines the process of preparing and giving lectures, including structuring and writing a lecture; how to gauge the appropriate level for a lecture; enhancing lectures through handouts and visual aids; pace, voice projection, body...

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Voice and presentation

Courses Lecturing performance A half-day workshop in which participants focus on the practical elements of giving a lecture, including techniques to help lecturers connect emotionally and intellectually with their audiences, overcome nerves and handle questions effectively, and practise vocal techniques. Book onto this...

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Supervising Undergraduates

Courses For PhD students: Effective undergraduate supervision The Senior Tutors’ Committee and the General Board’s Education Committee expect all graduate students who will supervise undergraduate students to engage in appropriate training. The University offers two training modules via Moodle: one a learning course which...

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Supervising Graduates

Courses Supervising graduate students: workshops for supervisors (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) Short, practical workshops (1.5 hours) are held throughout the year over lunchtimes. Combining short case studies with time for questions and discussion, these workshops are designed to enable participants to consider...

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Teaching disabled students

Teaching Disabled Students (Briefing) This participative 1.25-hour workshop identifies where barriers could exist for disabled students. It provides an opportunity to discuss best practice and any concerns relating to your area of work. The session focuses on practical strategies and advance planning to create more...

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Supporting disabled students

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties: Identification and Diagnosis (Briefing) This two-hour course reviews and explains the process of getting a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) from the first observation of a difficulty to the point at which support is in place. It will focus on dyslexia the...

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Teaching Accreditation

Higher Education Academy: Briefing Many UK universities now expect teaching and learning staff seeking tenure to have undertaken or to undertake a structured teaching and learning development course accredited by the HE Academy. This 1.5-hour small-group meeting provides an overview of how individuals may apply to the...

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College roles

Courses Direction of Studies: Support for new appointees Directors of Studies provide essential academic guidance and support to students on an individual basis. Each year around the beginning of Michaelmas Term, a panel of Senior Tutors hold a short, interactive meeting for new DoSs to explore the role and its...

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Guidance

For supervisors and Directors of Studies For lecturers Mentoring schemes Guidance for supervisors and Directors of Studies For supervisors of undergraduate students Supervision and direction of studies are essential and distinctive features of undergraduate education at Cambridge. The Senior Tutors’ Committee has produced...

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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...

2017 Teaching Forum: More of this please!

28 March 2017

"All the talks I attended taught me things I didn't know and which I am glad to have learned" "I found the sessions were very interesting and inspiring. It was great to hear from people from different fields" Colleagues from across the collegiate University joined together last week at Churchill College for the Cambridge...

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