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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership


Specific training available by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Supervising Graduate Students: Workshops for Supervisors (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

The workshops are 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

  • to consider your role as a supervisor: expectations and duties
  • to provide an introduction to the administrative requirements of the role
  • to reflect on best practice to guide students successfully and on how to avoid pitfalls
  • to have an awareness of the range of sources of support available in the collegiate University
  • to consider a range of approaches to supervising

Postdocs: Assisting with PhD Supervision

This workshop explores the principles of good supervision, the art of delivering critical feedback for best results, and the teacher/learner roles of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. It is aimed at postdocs looking to develop their skills in effective and inspired pedagogy.

Supporting postgraduate students with mental health difficulties

A participative, discussion-based two-hour workshop which provides an opportunity to reflect on how students with mental health difficulties can be supported in postgraduate study. The workshop covers best practice in supporting students and an update on services available to all involved.

Introduction to Research Integrity at Cambridge

This course is delivered by the University’s Research Governance and Integrity Officer and will introduce researchers to research integrity and ethics at Cambridge. The course will:

  • explore the issue of research misconduct in academia and facilitate discussion of why and how it occurs
  • explain the recent research integrity agenda and examine how this effects researchers
  • discuss some of the challenges to the integrity of research and ask what individuals, groups and institutions can do to tackle them
  • introduce the University’s research ethics system
  • use case studies and discussion exercises to examine key issues 

Co-supervision or mentoring

Cambridge offers mentoring to new members of staff in the early stages of their teaching careers. Normally they will be offered a mentor during their induction period.  Designating a mentor is the responsibility of the Head of Department or other institution, or the Chairman of the Faculty Board, as appropriate, and is part of the general process of induction of a new member of staff into the institution.