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Please also see Supporting Disabled Students for a range of courses on inclusive teaching practice, including how to support students with ADHD or specific learning difficulties, and how to support students in distress.


Introduction to Undergraduate Supervision

This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge. We explore the challenges and approaches involved in supervising undergraduates, and go through some practical advice and strategies.

The course involves some preparatory work undertaken online in your own time, followed by a live workshop where you'll benefit from activities and discussion with peers. You'll then receive access to an online resource following the workshop which provides extra practical information, discipline-specific guidance and outputs from the workshop session.

By the end of the course you will understand the purpose of supervisions at Cambridge, know how to deal with common supervision scenarios and provide effective feedback, and feel confident with the practicalities of starting to supervise.

Please note that all postgraduate students who supervise undergraduates must complete this course: both the online module and the workshop.

Online module

Access the online module

Live workshop

Book for Sciences, Technology and Mathematics

Book for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Please note: we publish dates throughout the year in response to demand.


Online Supervision

Created in response to the rapid pivot to remote teaching & learning in 2020, our guide to supervising online provides a range of advice specific to the online environment, such as technological considerations, accessibility and how to facilitate discussion in a virtual setting.

Read the Online Supervisions guide

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