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Directors of Postgraduate Education and Postgraduate Tutors Annual Event - Booking page

This year's annual meeting for Directors of Postgraduate Education and Postgraduate Tutors will be held on Monday 28 September 2020.
If you are able to join us, please 'book a place' by Monday 21 September 2020.

This virtual event, which is organised by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will be chaired by the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Graham Virgo and will include student contributions. The agenda will include updates on policy and opportunities to inform the development of support for postgraduate education, including training for supervisors. There will be opportunities for discussion, networking and the sharing of good practices.


You may also be interested to know of a separate event: the annual meeting for Directors of Teaching and Senior Tutors on Thursday 24 September 2020.

Directors of Teaching and Senior Tutors Annual Event - Booking page

This year's annual meeting for Directors of Teaching and Senior Tutors will take place on Thursday 24 September 2020.
If you are able to join us, please 'book a place' by Monday 21 September 2020

This virtual event, which is organised by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will be chaired by the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Graham Virgo and will include student contributions. The agenda will include updates on and opportunities to inform work in support of the Access & Participation Plan, with opportunities for discussion, networking and the sharing of good practices.


You may also be interested to know of a separate event: the annual meeting for Directors of Postgraduate Education and Postgraduate Tutors on Monday 28 September 2020.

Direction of Studies: Support for New Appointees Thu 24 Sep 2020   16:00 [Places]


As a Director of Studies you provide essential academic guidance and support to students on an individual basis. This seminar will help you develop your ability to undertake this role more effectively and efficiently. The focus will be sharing good practice, key responsibilities, and where to find additional sources of help. This year, due to current circumstances, this event will be held online.

Lecturing Performance Wed 4 Nov 2020   10:00 [Places]


This course focuses on the practical element of delivery. It will provide you with the opportunity to explore techniques for connecting emotionally and intellectually with an audience, along with overcoming nerves. You will look at how to handle questions effectively and practise vocal techniques. We will also discuss the differences between performance in a lecture theatre and on camera.

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom

Moving Supervisions Online new Self-taught Booking not required

This introductory guide addresses planning for and conducting online supervisions, including practical considerations about devices, platforms and tools, as well as structuring online conversations and giving feedback. We have also developed more detailed guides on a range of technological and educational issues, including setting up supervisions using videoconferencing, accessibility for students with disabilities and neurodiversity, guiding inclusive discussions and interactions, and some approaches to important supervision activities (such as group discussions and problem solving) which could be used to complement videoconferencing or to help students (and supervisors) if necessary. All of these more detailed resources are accessible from the main guide.


How to Access the Guide

For more information and a link to the guide please visit the CCTL website on Teaching Remotely

Tutoring: Support for New Appointees Fri 25 Sep 2020   09:00 [Places]


Tutors provide general oversight of student welfare, in the widest sense, and form an essential part of College communities and the Colleges’ provision to students. This year due to current circumstances, this event will be held online. Participants will be sent a package of materials for pre-reading in advance and the day will involve a combination of talks, pre-recorded videos, case studies and discussion.

Contributors include Senior Tutors, the Disability Resources Centre, the Office of Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals, the Students' 'Unions' Advice Service and the University Counselling Service.

Please note that the term ‘Tutor’ as used at Cambridge does not refer to a teaching role.


Is English not your first language?

Would you like to incorporate Standard English pronunciation into your everyday speech?

This course will look at the differences and similarities between your natural accent and that of Standard English. It will help to maintain positive aspects of your natural accent whilst enabling you to be easily understood by native English speakers.

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom.

Voice Projection: An Introduction Wed 14 Oct 2020   10:00 [Places]


If you occasionally suffer from vocal strain or wish to discover your true vocal range and power then this course is for you. We will work together to improve your vocal projection using vocal techniques practised by actors by using various physical and vocal exercises. We will discuss using your voice in a recording or speaking to camera and practice exercises for improved articulation. Be prepared to join in the exercises and makes some noise!

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom