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Effective Undergraduate Supervision (for PhD 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. The University offers the Effective Undergraduate Supervision training course in two forms: one a learning course which combines an online module and a centrally-organised participative workshop, and one an online-only module which is supplemented by Departmental-specific training.
 

Moodle module with face-to-face CCTL workshop

The Moodle module provides an introduction to the purpose of undergraduate supervision at Cambridge and the practicalities of starting to supervise. In the workshop, we will explore how to approach common supervision scenarios and how to provide effective feedback. Adaptations of this workshop are run throughout the year for supervisors in specific subjects or in related subject groupings. Participation in both elements of the blended learning course meets the University's training requirements for graduate students who supervise undergraduates.

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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 enquiries@cctl.cam.ac.uk.

Online-only Moodle module

For students in Departments where alternative face-to-face training is provided, the University offers an online-only module. This online-only module forms part of the mandatory training for graduate students who supervise undergraduates, but does not fully meet the requirements on its own. Students following the online-only course must supplement this with Departmental training.

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