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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 to explore the role and its responsibilities; to learn what information is available and how to access it; to understand the responsibilities of Colleges in the direction of studies, including the roles of supervisions and CamCORS; and to learn of relevant legislation, such as the Data Protection Act, and how it affects the keeping of records and the provision of references.

This workshop runs once during Michaelmas Term.

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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. At 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.

Please note that the term ‘Tutor’ as used at Cambridge does not refer to a teaching role.

This workshop runs once during Michaelmas Term.

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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:

 

Admissions Interviewing: equality and diversity matters

A review of ways in which equality and diversity issues relate to admissions interviewing. We will consider possible responses to a number of case studies in order to explore what 'good practice' really means.

Please note: this course is not a substitute for participation in the Admissions Selection Workshops (above). New interviewers must register for one of the Admissions Selection Workshops above.

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