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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.

You can learn about educational enhancements and innovations taking place across Cambridge, upcoming events and development opportunities, and news relating to teaching and learning in Cambridge through our regular Teaching and Learning Newsletter.

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

New resources on 'teaching remotely' released

2 April 2020

CCTL have created a new section on our website: ' Teaching Remotely '. Our first new guide found there is ‘ Moving Supervisions Online ’. This introductory guide addresses planning for and conducting online supervisions, including practical considerations about devices, platforms and tools, as well as structuring online...

Teaching Forum 2020: Withdrawn

25 March 2020

It is with regret that the Teaching Forum planned for 14 April has been withdrawn. We very much hope that colleagues who had registered (and others) will be able to join us at the Teaching Forum in 2021. In the meantime, CCTL are working with colleagues across the collegiate University to support staff in moving to online...