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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership


Administrative information

All supervisors of doctoral students at Cambridge are expected to carry out supervisor training as prescribed by their faculty/department and degree committee. They are asked to familiarise themselves with the Code of Practice for Research Students, which also sets out duties and expectations of supervisors.

The University offers mentoring to all new members of staff in the early stages of their teaching careers: this will normally mean a mentor is designated by the Department/Faculty as part of the general induction process.

Optional workshops are also available specifically for supervisors in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. These are designed to enable participants to consider the supervisor’s role, best practice in guiding students’ progress and arrange of approaches to supervising graduate students.

A further optional workshop is available for supervisors to reflect on how students with mental health difficulties can be supported in postgraduate study.

Information on the training course available to supervisors can be found here: