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The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. These workshops 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.

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.

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Date Availability
Tue 1 Dec 2020 14:00 [Full]
Tue 1 Dec 2020 15:30 [Full]


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. These workshops 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.

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.

Admissions Selection Workshop: Medicine (Online) Mon 30 Nov 2020   11:30 CANCELLED


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. These workshops 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.

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.

Admissions Selection Workshop: Sciences (Online) Tue 1 Dec 2020   14:00 CANCELLED


The Senior Tutors' Committee expects those involved in the undergraduate admissions selection process to receive appropriate training. These workshops 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.

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.

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


Revamped for 20-21 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 is a pilot presentation and participants will be encouraged to give feedback.
  • This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19.

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


With increasing student numbers, and a diverse student body it is harder and harder to respond to all disabled students on an individual basis. This participative workshop will identify where barriers could exist for disabled students. It will provide an opportunity to discuss best practice and any concerns relating to your area of work. The session will focus on practical strategies and advance planning to create more inclusive learning environments.

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 Disability Resource Centre


Revamped for 20-21 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 is a pilot presentation and participants will be encouraged to give feedback.
  • This workshop has been updated to reflect the current challenges because of COVID 19.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the 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

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Date Availability
Mon 3 May 2021 12:00 [Places]

This course is run and the trainers provided by the 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.

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Date Availability
Fri 5 Mar 2021 12:00 [Places]
DRC: Teaching Students with ADHD (Briefing) (Online) Tue 2 Feb 2021   12:45 [Places]

This course is run and the trainers provided by the 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


This online seminar is the first in a three-part series that has been designed to support staff in investigating, understanding and addressing the awarding gaps in their courses, Departments or Colleges.

The workshop activities will be led by Dr Laura Hall (Business Information Team).

Participants will be provided with guidance on accessing and interpreting the statistical data available on Tableau, which will help you identify which student groups are less likely to be awarded Firsts or Good Honours degrees than their peers. Structured activities will help individuals see the awarding gaps in their local institutional contexts across the last 5 years, with opportunities for Q&A. Small group discussion will allow participants to compare findings and begin reflections on the reasons for these gaps.

  • Please note that we are using the term ‘awarding gap’ instead of ‘attainment gap’ to indicate the shift in focus across the Higher Education sector in conversation from student deficit and to institutional responsibility.

Please contact the co-facilitators Dr Ruth Walker (CCTL) or Gina Warren (E&D) if you have any questions about the seminars or related resources.

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom


This online seminar is the second in a three-part series that has been designed to support staff in investigating, understanding and addressing the awarding gaps in their courses, Departments or Colleges.

Participants hear from student co-researchers on the APP Participatory Action Research Project who investigated the reasons for the widest awarding gaps at Cambridge: those for Black British undergraduates and Disabled Students with declared mental health conditions. Through small group discussion participants will reflect on the questions that they might ask students and staff in their own courses, Departments or Colleges that would provide qualitative insights about the reasons for the awarding gaps, and suggestions for interventions that may help to narrow them.

  • Please note that we are using the term ‘awarding gap’ instead of ‘attainment gap’ to indicate the shift in focus across the Higher Education sector in conversation from student deficit and to institutional responsibility.

Please contact the co-facilitators Dr Ruth Walker (CCTL) or Gina Warren (E&D) if you have any questions about the seminars or related resources.

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom


This online seminar is the third in a three-part series that has been designed to support staff in investigating, understanding and addressing the awarding gaps in their courses, Departments or Colleges.

This session builds on the previous two webinars to consider appropriate and context-specific interventions to narrow these gaps.

The session will start with reflections from a panel of staff and students who have developed discipline or context-specific initiatives. In the second half participants will brainstorm possibilities for activities that would suit their students and contexts, or to share examples of their work in progress. The session will conclude with advice on evaluation strategies to determine impact.

  • Please note that we are using the term ‘awarding gap’ instead of ‘attainment gap’ to indicate the shift in · focus across the Higher Education sector in conversation from student deficit and to institutional responsibility

Please contact the co-facilitators Dr Ruth Walker (CCTL) or Gina Warren (E&D) if you have any questions about the seminars or related resources.

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


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.


Outcomes:

  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of doctoral students
  • Explore good practice for delivering feedback
  • Understand possible issues and where to go for support in the Cambridge system

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Date Availability
Tue 20 Apr 2021 10:00 [Places]
Supervising Postgraduate Students (STEMM) Tue 23 Feb 2021   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]


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.


Outcomes:

  • Understand the teacher/learner roles central to the supervision of doctoral 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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Date Availability
Thu 22 Apr 2021 10:00 [Places]

Please note: this course was formerly called 'Effective Undergraduate Supervision'.

This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in AHSS 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.
2. A live online workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, 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

The training provided in this course complements any training you may receive from your department or college and is required by colleges before you can carry out supervisions.

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Date Availability
Mon 18 Jan 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 25 Feb 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 11 Mar 2021 10:00 [Places]

Please note: this course was formerly called 'Effective Undergraduate Supervision'.

This course prepares you to supervise undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge in STEMM 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.
2. A live virtual workshop that incorporates personal reflection on teaching practice, discussion of real teaching scenarios, a chance to ask questions of an experienced supervisor 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

The training provided in this course complements any training you may receive from your department or college and is required by colleges before you can carry out supervisions.

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Date Availability
Thu 7 Jan 2021 14:00 [Full]
Wed 17 Feb 2021 14:00 [Places]
Wed 10 Mar 2021 10:00 [Places]


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.

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Date Availability
Wed 3 Mar 2021 10:00 [Places]
Wed 21 Apr 2021 10:00 [Places]
Wed 9 Jun 2021 10:00 [Places]
Voice Projection: An Introduction Wed 10 Feb 2021   10:00   [More dates...] [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

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Date Availability
Wed 12 May 2021 10:00 [Places]
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