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Provided by: Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning

This course has 2 scheduled runs. To book a place, please choose your preferred date:


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Supervising Postgraduate Research Students (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)


This workshop explores the principles of good postgraduate supervision, different approaches to supervising, how to deliver feedback for best results, and the teacher/learner roles of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. It is aimed at new or experienced postgraduate supervisors looking to develop their skills in effective and inspired pedagogy.


  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of postgraduate students
  • Explore good practice for delivering feedback
  • Understand possible issues and where to go for support in the Cambridge system
Target audience
  • Principal supervisor or co-supervisor of postgraduate students (University staff)
  • Please note that PhD students are not eligible for this course
  • If you are a PhD student please see: An introduction to Undergraduate Supervision
  • Further details regarding CCTL's eligibility criteria are available here

This course has pre-course preparations, please see the 'joining instructions' in your booking confirmation email.

  • to consider your role as a supervisor: expectations and duties
  • to provide an introduction to the administrative requirements of the role
  • to reflect on best practice to guide students successfully and on how to avoid pitfalls
  • to have an awareness of the range of sources of support available in the collegiate University
  • to consider a range of approaches to supervising

Live online workshop

  • The dates above are for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences only
  • If you require the STEMM sessions please follow this link

Two hours

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