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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


We support educators, encourage innovation and provide a focus for enhancing education at Cambridge.

CCTL has teams specialising in educational development and in researcher development. The focus of this website is on our educational development work; you can find out more about our researcher development work on the Researcher Development website.

Our educational development work aims to provide a sustained focus on complex educational priorities, help develop an evidence base for both designing and evaluating enhancement activities, and engage with departments and colleges to identify opportunities to enhance teaching, learning and assessment. Finally, we aim to support the professional education and development of those who teach / support the learning of Cambridge students.


Our particular priorities and areas of focus over 2019-2025 are to:

  • encourage and facilitate the adoption of inclusive curricula and practices
  • encourage and facilitate more diverse forms of assessment and educationally effective feedback
  • enhance educational development support for supervision of postgraduate students
  • work with students and staff to improve opportunities for Cambridge students to develop academic and personal skills
  • help to support, recognise and reward excellence in teaching / supporting learning


Latest news

Win up to £75 in the CCTL Photography Competition!

20 December 2019

Submissions are now being accepted for the CCTL's 2020 Photography Competition! Everyone has their own unique perspective of education at Cambridge. If you are a student or member of staff and enjoy photography, why not enter our competition? We are interested in seeing the Cambridge educational experience through your...

Applications are open for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 2020-21

28 November 2019

Applications are now open for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , which will be running over the 2020-21 academic year. During this 12-month course you will develop enquiry-based approaches to engaging with educational challenges and contributions to improvements in the education of...