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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning

Supporting Cambridge education in 2020-21

This year poses some distinctive challenges, as we return to residential education which combines online and in-person teaching. CCTL's support is based on an understanding of education as a process which is both academic and social. You'll find guides, information and ways to stay involved on our Teaching in 2020-21 pages.

All CCTL programmes, workshops and events are expected to be held online during 2020-21. We'll largely be working from home. As ever, if you have questions or would like to share ideas and practices, please get in touch.

You can also join the Cambridge conversation about remote teaching, and stay informed about upcoming events by subscribing to our newsletter.


About CCTL

Cambridge is renowned for the quality of our students' education and the creativity and commitment of our staff. The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning works with staff to enrich educational practice; funds innovation and encourages the exchange of ideas and methods; and is a focus for enhancement initiatives within the Collegiate University, nationally and internationally.


Read more at: Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards

Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards

This award recognises the contribution that students make to enhancing educational practices at the University of Cambridge. CCTL are delighted to be able to offer these awards, and encourage members of the collegiate University (staff and students alike) to show our appreciation of our students' efforts to improve the...

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Read more at: Cambridge Teaching Forum

Cambridge Teaching Forum

The Cambridge Teaching Forum is open to everyone who teaches or supports students’ learning across the University of Cambridge. It provides a stimulating environment for staff to learn about innovative approaches to higher education in Cambridge and to meet colleagues, share ideas and reflect on some of the hot topics in higher education.

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Diversifying Assessment Forum

Diversified Assessment Following the Examination Review Final Report (2017), the University has been strongly encouraging "creative and innovative modes of assessment as appropriate to the subject being examined". Diversified assessment moves away from a reliance on exam-based assessment, and instead focuses on summative...

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Read more at: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

This 12-month course is open to Cambridge teaching staff with a minimum of three years' experience of teaching in higher education. Current and recent participants teach / support the learning of Cambridge students across the full range of disciplines; they include readers, senior lecturers, college teaching officers...

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Latest News

You are invited to the launch of the Black Advisory Hub

6 May 2021

Students and staff from across the collegiate University are warmly welcomed to the launch of Cambridge's new Black Advisory Hub. This online launch will be hosted by a team of student co-creators who were involved in the development of the Hub. The programme will include a Q&A session for students with Vice-Chancellor...

Applications are open for the Teaching Associates' Programme

5 May 2021

Applications are now open for the Teaching Associates' Programme running over the 2021-22 academic year. This programme is designed for early-career academics and researchers (inluding postdoctoral researchers, early-career college lecturers, and PhD students) who teach Cambridge students, and will support you in extending...