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DRC: COVID 19: Providing safe student support new Thu 4 Jun 2020   14:30 Finished

This workshop is provided jointly by the Disability Resource Centre and the University Counselling Service and will provide support and information about ways to engage with students while working remotely. With a focus on practical solutions, the important of self care and information about the wide range of services available. This workshop is open to staff whose role formally includes welfare, likely to be tutors, nurses and chaplains.

This session will be on line via Microsoft Teams.

Lecturing Performance Fri 22 May 2020   10:00 Finished

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

Remote Teaching Clinic new Thu 14 May 2020   12:30 Finished

This short clinic is for Cambridge staff adapting to remote teaching (including supervising, lecturing, seminars & classes). We begin with a short overview of the guidance and support on offer, including ‘how-to’ guides on setting up remote supervisions, seminars & classes; recording lectures and encouraging students’ active listening; guiding inclusive discussions between students, online; and making remote teaching accessible to disabled students, including those with neuro-diverse profiles.

We’ll offer some tips on moving from face-to-face teaching and there will be some time for Q&A.

This clinic will be run on MS Teams.

If you are new to supervising postgraduates at Cambridge (who are studying both for one-year courses or PhDs) the Board of Graduate Studies strongly recommends you to take part in some form of professional development. In collaboration with BGS, the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning offers training and support for newly-appointed supervisors of postgraduates and for those new to the Cambridge system.

This workshop is designed to consider reciprocal expectations and duties, as well as approaches to supervising, and to raise awareness of possible issues and where to go for support.

Teaching Associates' Programme (TAP) new Unscheduled Not bookable

The Teaching Associates’ Programme runs each year. For information about what the course involves and how to apply, please visit If you still have questions, please contact the course director, Dr Meg Tait (

The Teaching Associate Programme (TAP) is a year-long programme which supports early career researchers who have some responsibility for teaching and learning. TAP is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and, if you successfully complete all elements of the programme, you will become an Associate Fellow of the HEA. In order to be eligible for Associate Fellowship of the HEA, you will need to have a minimum of 40 hours’ experience of teaching and/or supporting learning.

Applications are open to Postdoctoral Researchers/Research Staff and PhD students in their 2nd year or above, from any subject area. Prior to applying for TAP we require you to have at least 20 hours of teaching and at least 20 more hours of confirmed teaching for the academic year to come. In this way, the programme enables you to reflect on your own current practice, to explore ideas and approaches for enhancing your teaching, and to think about your future development as a higher education professional. Only higher education (university-level) teaching experience can be considered.

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

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 Tue 2 Jun 2020   10:00 Finished

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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