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Direction of Studies: support for new appointees

Directors of Studies provide essential academic guidance and support to students on an individual basis. At the beginning of Michaelmas Term each year a panel of Senior Tutors holds a short, interactive meeting for new Directors of Studies. This meeting explores the role and its responsibilities; provides a greater understanding of the responsibilities of Colleges in the direction of studies, including the roles of supervisions and CamCORS; and highlights relevant legislation, such as the Data Protection Act, in how it affects the keeping of records and the provision of references.

An invitation to attend this session is sent to Senior Tutors each summer to disseminate.

Materials for the latest session can be found on the Senior Tutors' Committee website.

 

Tutoring: support for new appointees

Tutors provide general oversight of student welfare and form an essential part of College communities and the Colleges’ provision to students. Before the beginning of Michaelmas Term each year a panel of Senior Tutors holds a short, interactive meeting for new and prospective Tutors. Involving a mixture of group work and plenary discussions, this meeting provides you with advice and support for your students, a greater understanding of responsibilities, and knowledge of where to find information.

An invitation to attend this session is sent to Senior Tutors each summer to disseminate.

Materials for the latest session can be found on the Senior Tutors' Committee website.

 

 

Admissions Selection Workshop

The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. Led by Admissions Tutors, these workshops help you to make your contribution to the admissions selection process as effective as possible. They include opportunities to practise by interviewing current first-year undergraduates using authentic paperwork, and they explain how interviews and admissions decisions relate to the University’s Access and Participation Plan agreed with the Office for Students (OfS).

Workshops are run for specific groups of subjects during weekday afternoons in November and early December:

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