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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Resources for PhD students and their supervisors

Research Students Course Handbook


Travel, conferences, research placements, risk assessments, and expenses

Researcher development, talks, women@cl

  • Researcher Development - Research Skills Programme, the logbook and tally sheet
  • Foreign language training - Lassie assessment in early October annually. After the assessment you will be sent an email detailing the course you have been assigned with a link to sign up. You can do this online.
    This is open to research students and post-docs only.
  • Wiseman Award
  • Teaching pages
    Links to courses' timetables and syllabi including the M.Phil and Part II
  • Seminars and meetings
    A weekly timetable of seminars and meetings including the Wednesday seminar series
  • women@cl
    Provides local, national and international activities for women engaged in Computing research and academic leadership.
    Other seminars and talks both inside and outside the department

Official statements and CamSIS

Student support

The main source of pastoral support for students is provided by Colleges. Each postgraduate student is assigned a Tutor by the College who will be available to meet, or correspond by email, with students to discuss personal and tutorial matters. Please see Cambridge Colleges - a guide for postgraduate students for further information.
MPhil students are also assigned a Course Adviser by the Department who will advise on course matters.

Other sources of student support may be found from the following bodies:

Complaints procedures and exam reviews

Students should also refer to the new procedures Joint Report of the Council and the General Board on procedures for student complaints and reviews, The Reporter weekly edition 6469, section 6, page 628.

The Department has appointed a Responsible Officer and a Deputy who will respond to complaints at a local level in accordance with the Procedure. Please note that a complaint must be raised with the Responsible Officer within 28 days of the complaint arising.

Supervisors and Postgraduate Advisers

Other resources for research students

Unofficial material

Supervising undergraduates

Many research students at the Computer Laboratory supervise undergraduate students for their courses or final-year projects. Supervising is an excellent opportunity to gain someteaching experience. It also earns a bit of money.

If you are interested in supervising courses, read

Then talk to one ofthe College Directors of Studies (for Part IA/IB courses) or Teaching Administration (for Part II courses).

Would you like to propose and supervise a topic fora Part II project? Then read the Pink Book, write up your project proposal as a web page and send its URL to David Greaves for inclusion into his next suggestions list.