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Thu 25 May 2023
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


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Supervising Postgraduate Research Students (STEMM)

Thu 25 May 2023


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
  • Consider the elements of positive research culture in a group and lab
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This course has pre-course preparations, please see the 'joining instructions' in your booking confirmation for details.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 25 May 2023   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Online Dr. Sophie Pickford
  • 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
  • The dates above are for STEMM supervisors
  • If you require the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences sessions please follow the link

Two hours

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