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Effective Undergraduate Supervision (for graduate students)

The Senior Tutors’ Committee and the General Board’s Education Committee expect all graduate students who will supervise undergraduate students to engage in appropriate training. Graduate students can attend a face-to-face session either with their Department, or centrally with the CCTL. Both routes are supported by a complementary online course: see below.

It is mandatory for graduate students to complete both a face-to-face session and the appropriate accompanying online module.


Blended workshop provided by the CCTL

The CCTL Effective Undergraduate Supervision course is supported by an online module. The online course introduces the purpose of undergraduate supervison at Cambridge, and covers the practicalities of preparing to supervise, reporting and payment. In the workshop, we explore how to approach common supervision scenarios and how to provide effective feedback.

This workshop is run throughout the year for supervisors in related subject groupings.

Book for Life Sciences

Book for Physical Sciences and Technology

Book for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Please note: we publish workshop dates for this course at intervals throughout the year, in response to demand. If you have questions about scheduling for this course, please contact


Online module complementing Departmental teaching

Students in Departments where face-to-face teaching is provided do not need to attend a CCTL workshop as well, but must complete the online module below alongside the Departmental session.

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