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Maths RDP: Training in Public and Schools' Engagement new Thu 14 Feb 2019   14:00 Finished

This workshop will offer support and practical advice for early-career researchers who wish to develop engaging and accessible presentations and activities relating their own research to the existing mathematical knowledge and understanding of school-age children and non-specialist members of the public.

Participants will have the opportunity to try out some engaging maths resources, discuss the links between school-level mathematics and mathematical research, and create their own "elevator pitch" to sum up their own research in an easy-to-understand, jargon-free way.

This workshop is particularly suitable for anyone wishing to get involved with the upcoming Cambridge Science Festival.

This course complements the supervising training and information your Department will provide. It is a course that consists of: an online module, which introduces practices and principles of undergraduate supervision at Cambridge, and a face-to-face workshop in which you will explore challenges and approaches to supervising.

By the end of this course you will know:

  • The purpose of supervisions at Cambridge
  • How to deal with common supervision scenarios
  • How to provide effective feedback
  • The practicalities of starting to supervise

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to supervisiong (including what supervisions are, format, preparing for them)
  • Background information for those who need it (British education system, Cambridge undergraduate system)
  • Role of a supervisor
  • Dealing with different supervision scenarios
  • Departmental information
  • Summary of what you have learnt
  • Practical tips and advice
  • Resources for ongoing support and information