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The Academic Career Pathway (Teaching & Scholarship) has been introduced to recognise the contribution of colleagues whose primary responsibilities are teaching-focussed. This workshop provides an opportunity to learn of the aims and procedures of the new promotions processes for Teaching & Scholarship staff, to reflect on how scholarship may be evidenced in applications for promotions and to consider how to develop a personal case for promotion under the appropriate Scheme.

This workshop is intended to complement personal support for career development and promotions provided in departments, faculties and University institutions. We hope that it will also help you to identify specific questions about career development and personal promotions for discussion with your mentor, line-manager or colleague(s).

The Academic Career Pathway (Teaching & Scholarship) has been introduced to recognise the contribution of colleagues whose primary responsibilities are teaching-focussed. This workshop provides an opportunity to learn of the aims and procedures of the new promotions processes for Teaching & Scholarship staff, to reflect on how scholarship may be evidenced in applications for promotions and to consider how to develop a personal case for promotion under the appropriate Scheme.

This workshop is intended to complement personal support for career development and promotions provided in departments, faculties and University institutions. We hope that it will also help you to identify specific questions about career development and personal promotions for discussion with your mentor, line-manager or colleague(s).


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. What is appropriate will vary, depending on whether you are an experienced interviewer (who might be new to the online format, or just wanting a refresher) or someone new to admissions interviewing in Cambridge.

Experienced interviewers should study the refresher information in the 'Experienced Interviewers' section of the online Moodle course, although are welcome to sign-up for a workshop if additional training would be beneficial.

New interviewers should sign up to a workshop in their subject or a related discipline. Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge's undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

These workshops for new interviewers cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you 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).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants.


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. What is appropriate will vary, depending on whether you are an experienced interviewer (who might be new to the online format, or just wanting a refresher) or someone new to admissions interviewing in Cambridge.

Experienced interviewers should study the refresher information in the 'Experienced Interviewers' section of the online Moodle course, although are welcome to sign-up for a workshop if additional training would be beneficial.

New interviewers should sign up to a workshop in their subject or a related discipline. Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge's undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

These workshops for new interviewers cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you 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).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants.


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. What is appropriate will vary, depending on whether you are an experienced interviewer (who might be new to the online format, or just wanting a refresher) or someone new to admissions interviewing in Cambridge.

Experienced interviewers should study the refresher information in the 'Experienced Interviewers' section of the online Moodle course, although are welcome to sign-up for a workshop if additional training would be beneficial. New interviewers should sign up to a workshop in their subject or a related discipline. Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge's undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

These workshops for new interviewers cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you 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).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants.


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. What is appropriate will vary, depending on whether you are an experienced interviewer (who might be new to the online format, or just wanting a refresher) or someone new to admissions interviewing in Cambridge.

Experienced interviewers should study the refresher information in the 'Experienced Interviewers' section of the online Moodle course, although are welcome to sign-up for a workshop if additional training would be beneficial.

New interviewers should sign up to a workshop in their subject or a related discipline. Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge's undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

These workshops for new interviewers cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you 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).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants.


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. What is appropriate will vary, depending on whether you are an experienced interviewer (who might be new to the online format, or just wanting a refresher) or someone new to admissions interviewing in Cambridge.

Experienced interviewers should study the refresher information in the 'Experienced Interviewers' section of the online Moodle course, although are welcome to sign-up for a workshop if additional training would be beneficial.

New interviewers should sign up to a workshop in their subject or a related discipline. Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge's undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

These workshops for new interviewers cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you 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).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants.


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. What is appropriate will vary, depending on whether you are an experienced interviewer (who might be new to the online format, or just wanting a refresher) or someone new to admissions interviewing in Cambridge.

Experienced interviewers should study the refresher information in the 'Experienced Interviewers' section of the online Moodle course, although are welcome to sign-up for a workshop if additional training would be beneficial.

New interviewers should sign up to a workshop in their subject or a related discipline. Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge's undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

These workshops for new interviewers cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you 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).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants.


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. What is appropriate will vary, depending on whether you are an experienced interviewer (who might be new to the online format, or just wanting a refresher) or someone new to admissions interviewing in Cambridge.

Experienced interviewers should study the refresher information in the 'Experienced Interviewers' section of the online Moodle course, although are welcome to sign-up for a workshop if additional training would be beneficial.

New interviewers should sign up to a workshop in their subject or a related discipline. Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge's undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

These workshops for new interviewers cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you 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).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants.


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. What is appropriate will vary, depending on whether you are an experienced interviewer (who might be new to the online format, or just wanting a refresher) or someone new to admissions interviewing in Cambridge.

Experienced interviewers should study the refresher information in the 'Experienced Interviewers' section of the online Moodle course, although are welcome to sign-up for a workshop if additional training would be beneficial.

New interviewers should sign up to a workshop in their subject or a related discipline. Before attending the workshop, please study the online module. This module provides an overview of Cambridge's undergraduate admissions process and highlights some important principles and practices relating to conducting effective admissions.

These workshops for new interviewers cover the entire selection process as well as interviewing techniques. Led by Admissions Tutors, they are designed to help you 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).

The workshop will focus on mock interviews, with first-year undergraduates in related disciplines, and on discussion with an Admissions Tutor. We have asked all volunteer interviewees to consent to our circulating their application papers to participants in advance of the workshop, so that you may consider possible approaches to interviewing mock applicants.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre.

This participative workshop will enable attendees to confidentially discuss the impact of dealing with students in distress and review ways of working with them. Aimed at all frontline staff, including porters, administrators, librarians and so on, and will have a focus on shorter interactions where there is no ongoing welfare role. The workshop will discuss ways of being supportive in ways which are effective and manageable for students and staff. The workshop will also address when to say yes – and when to say no.

The workshop will be conducted in a relaxed and open way and will result in those attending feeling more confident in these interactions. The workshop will also update attendees on available sources of local support for students.

This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre


Recently updated this workshop will look at ways of working effectively with students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) Increasing numbers of all disabled students including those with SpLD means that it is less feasible to rely only on individual adjustments for all students. Consequently, this workshop focusses on practical changes based on inclusive teaching practice which enable the students to achieve their potential and have a fulfilling Cambridge experience. This workshop focusses on reading and research, essay writing and language learning.

  • This workshop will be delivered via Teams and includes around 30 minutes of preparatory work which is self paced.
  • This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre


Recently updated with a focus on only postgraduate students this workshop will look at ways of working effectively with students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) Increasing numbers of all disabled students including those with SpLD means that it is less feasible to rely only on individual adjustments for all students. Consequently, this workshop focusses on practical changes based on inclusive teaching practice which enable the students to achieve their potential and have a fulfilling Cambridge experience. This workshop focusses on dissertations and PhDs, reading and research and laboratories and fieldwork.

  • This workshop will be delivered via Teams and includes around 30 minutes of preparatory work which is self paced.
  • This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre


Recently updated this workshop will look at ways of working effectively with students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) Increasing numbers of all disabled students including those with SpLD means that it is less feasible to rely only on individual adjustments for all students. Consequently, this workshop focusses on practical changes based on inclusive teaching practice which enable the students to achieve their potential and have a fulfilling Cambridge experience. This workshop focusses on reading and research, laboratories and fieldwork, maths strategies and essay strategies.

  • This workshop will be delivered via Teams and includes around 30 minutes of preparatory work which is self paced.
  • This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre


This participative, discussion based workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on how students with mental health difficulties can be supported in postgraduate study. It will cover best practice in supporting students and update on services available to all involved.

This workshop will be delivered via Teams and includes around 30 minutes of preparatory work which is self paced

This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre


This participative workshop will enable attendees to confidentially discuss their reactions to students in emotional distress and consider effective ways of supporting them while managing attendees' own boundaries.

The workshop will be conducted in a relaxed and open way and will result in those attending feeling more confident in these interactions.

The workshop will also update attendees on available sources of local support for students.

This workshop will be delivered via Teams and includes around 30 minutes of preparatory work which is self paced

This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre


This course will consider the academic barriers experienced by students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It will cover a range of teaching environments and increase your awareness of best practice in implementing support. Most importantly it will give practical advice about best practice to ensure an effective learning environment for all involved

This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19

Advancing Educational Practice Programme new Unscheduled Not bookable

The Advancing Educational Practice Programme (AEPP) enables you to extend your understanding of teaching and learning and to develop your practice as an educator at Cambridge. You will explore theories of learning, develop a personal philosophy of teaching and learning, and inquire into approaches to curriculum design, feedback and assessment. The programme is accredited by Advance HE, and, if you successfully complete all elements of the programme, you will become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

We will welcome you into a community of educators from various disciplines who are interested in furthering their understanding of teaching and learning and building an effective educational practice. The programme is designed to allow you to explore aspects of your practice with peers and programme tutors. The AEPP is organised into a series of workshops, each of which has directed reading alongside formative assignments, and professional development exercises that run between sessions.

This nine-month programme is primarily designed for Cambridge educators with substantive teaching and learning support responsibilities. This may include lecturers in the early stages of their career, College Teaching Officers, and early career researchers with substantial teaching responsibilities. It may also include academics on the Teaching and Scholarship Academic Career Pathways, or academic-related and/or support staff with substantive teaching or learning support roles. Please see Appendix 1 of the Programme Handbook for a table with examples of the educational roles and practices typical of someone who would qualify for Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Please consult this table before applying for the Advancing Educational Practice Programme.

The programme has a high level of flexibility and participants are expected to plan their AEPP work to fit around their other academic and research work. However, there are several compulsory components which cannot be missed and those include: workshops, teaching observations and a tutorial. Help and support is available throughout the year to enable participants to get the best from the programme.

For information about what the course involves and how to apply, please visit the Advancing Educational Practice Programme webpage. If you still have questions, please contact the course director, Dr Mary Beth Benbenek.


This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in essay-based subjects. It explores the challenges and approaches involved in supervising undergraduates as well as providing practical advice and strategies.

The course consists of three components:

1. A pre-workshop self-paced module containing information on the Cambridge supervision system and introduces the principles and practices of effective teaching and learning.
2. An in-person workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, design of learning activities, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to discuss and ask questions and access to practical information about organising and carrying out your supervisions.
3. A post-workshop information pack containing additional resources for ongoing support and information

Please note that all postgraduate students who supervise undergraduates must complete this course: both the workshop (or equivalent face-to-face training provided by your Department or Faculty) and the online module.

Bookings for all workshops will close two days before the workshop to give participants time to complete the online module ahead of the in person workshop

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This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in problem sheet-based subjects. It explores the challenges and approaches involved in supervising undergraduates as well as providing practical advice and strategies.

The course consists of three components:

1. A pre-workshop self-paced module containing information on the Cambridge supervision system and introduces the principles and practices of effective teaching and learning.
2. An in-person workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, design of learning activities, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to discuss and ask questions and access to practical information about organising and carrying out your supervisions.
3. A post-workshop information pack containing additional resources for ongoing support and information

Please note that all postgraduate students who supervise undergraduates must complete this course: both the workshop (or equivalent face-to-face training provided by your Department or Faculty) and the online module.

Bookings for all workshops will close two days before the workshop to give participants time to complete the online module ahead of the in person workshop

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Thu 28 Sep 2023 10:00 [Full]
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This event, which is organised by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will be hosted by the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Graham Virgo, and will include the incoming Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Bhaskar Vira.

Agenda items will include:

  • A presentation by guest speaker Jason Arday, Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Glasgow, who has published extensively on race inequalities in higher education, including his notable 2021 article ‘Fighting the ride: Understanding the difficulties facing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Doctoral Students’ pursuing a career in Academia’.
  • An update on the University’s widening participation work for postgraduate study.
  • Updates on local support for research supervisors, a panel discussion focusing on the PGR supervision support pilot scheme, and the sharing of initial findings from departmental surveys of PGR supervisors.
  • Breakout group discussions on supervisory models, for example exploring the role of Advisors and gathering thoughts on supervisory teams.

There will be opportunities for discussion, networking, and the sharing of good practice.


You may also be interested to know of a separate event: the annual meeting for Directors of Teaching and Senior Tutors on Wednesday 21 September 2022.

This event, which is organised by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will be hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Bhaskar Vira. Agenda items will include:

  • A joint keynote presentation focusing on postgraduate mental health and wellbeing delivered by Dr Adam Welstead, Head of Student Wellbeing, University of Cambridge, and guest speaker Dr Paula Miles, Director of Teaching and Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews.
  • A student wellbeing panel and Q&A session reflecting on support for postgraduate students.
  • Breakout group discussions, for example exploring the relationship between Colleges and Departments in supporting postgraduate mental health and wellbeing.
  • A review of the role of Director of Postgraduate Education.

There will be opportunities for discussion, networking, and the sharing of good practice.

Please visit our website for information and keynote abstract; a full agenda will be released in due course.

You may also be interested to know of a separate event: the annual meeting for Directors of Teaching and Senior Tutors on Wednesday 20 September 2023.

The annual meeting for Directors of Teaching and Senior Tutors, which is organised by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will be hosted by the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Graham Virgo, and will include the incoming Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Bhaskar Vira. The event will offer colleagues the opportunity to hear about educational strategic developments and will provide a space for discussion and reflection concerning how colleagues can be supported to enhance inclusive practices in their own contexts.

Agenda items will include:

  • A panel discussion on educational priority areas from Departmental/Faculty and College perspectives.
  • Student contributions, including presentation of findings from the third cycle of the APP Participatory Action Research Projects.
  • Insights from colleagues working to address the awarding gaps in their departmental/faculty contexts.
  • Breakout group discussions, with themes covering topics such as student skills development, supporting student mental health issues, formative assessment and feedback.


You may also be interested to know of a separate event: the annual meeting for Directors of Postgraduate Education and Postgraduate Tutors on Monday 26 September.

This meeting is convened annually to enable directors of teaching and senior tutors to share ideas, expertise and good practice, and to hear about and inform some of the collegiate University's larger conversations about undergraduate education.

This year’s annual meeting, hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Bhaskar Vira, continues our focus on addressing inequities in students’ experiences and outcomes through inclusive educational practices. As work gets underway to develop the next Access & Participation Plan (APP) 2024-28, this is a timely opportunity to reflect on what we have learnt and on the progress made during the period of the current APP and on the Collegiate University’s priorities for the next five years.

Colleagues from the Department of Engineering will speak about research with students aimed at developing a contextualised understanding of the factors giving rise to gender awarding gaps. The research will also consider how this understanding will inform improvements to curriculum design, teaching and assessment as part of the Engineering Tripos reform to Part I. There will be time for discussion and to identify ways in which colleagues may be supported in enhancing inclusive educational practices in their own contexts.


Pre-event Survey 2023
For this year’s meeting we are also wanting to include on the agenda departmental and college educational priorities, hence the purpose behind this pre event survey.


You may also be interested to know of a separate event: the annual meeting for Directors of Postgraduate Education and Postgraduate Tutors on Wednesday 27 September.

Cambridge Teaching Forum 2023 Fri 21 Apr 2023   10:00 Finished


The Cambridge Teaching Forum is coordinated by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning and is open to everyone who teaches or supports students' learning across the collegiate university. It provides a stimulating environment to learn about innovative approaches to education at Cambridge, to meet colleagues, share ideas and reflect on some of the key developments in higher education.

The full day, in-person event consists of plenary sessions on selected themes, followed by parallel sessions of individual presentations or workshops, covering a range of topics.


The theme for the Cambridge Teaching Forum this year is:

Engaging with Development, Challenge and Change in Learning, Teaching, and Assessment

The event will be opened by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Bhaskar Vira, and will include an array of parallel sessions and plenary sessions with keynote speakers. A full programme for the event is now available on the CCTL website.

If you are interested in presenting, facilitating a session, or have any questions about the event, please contact Dr Cassie Lowe.

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