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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Supervision, the teaching of undergraduates in small groups, is one of the main pillars which support learning at Cambridge. Supervision is the responsibility of the Colleges; the Director of Studies in each College schedules supervisors for all his or her students taking Parts IA and IB of the Tripos. The arrangements for Part II are detailed below. Part III courses are designed not to require supervisions, but Directors of Studies have the power to arrange supervision if this is deemed helpful.

Organisation of Part II supervisions by the Computer Laboratory

The Computer Laboratory co-ordinates supervisions and other auxiliary teaching for Part II on behalf of the majority of the Colleges.

There is an overview document that is handed out during the briefing session.

Supervisors Workshop for New Supervisors

To help new members of the Lab with the techniques of supervising, the Student Admin team organise a Supervisors' Workshop which all new supervisors must attend. Attendance at a Supervisors' Workshop is compulsory before you can start supervising. Registration is essential for this workshop as places are limited. The workshop will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2019, 10:00-12:00 in FW11 with lunch served afterwards. It will explain the Lab's supervision system and explain how to handle quiet, exhuberent and indifferent students. Dr Miriam Lynn, Equality and Diversity Consultant will also provide a talk on 'Understanding Implicit Bias - what is it and what can I do about it?'. The Workshop will also be repeated on Wednesday 15 January 2020, 10:00-12:00 in FW11.
To register, please contact Student Administration with your area of research and any dietary requirements you may have.

You can list the courses you are interested in supervising on our Moodle site here

If you are unable to make these dates, the University will operate its own workshops held in Michaelmas Term 2019 and Lent 2020. Further details and to book........

Signing up

For courses in which there are supervisions, sign up will take place online. The link will be sent out to you by email. Sign up is available from 9:00am on the date of the third lecture until 2:00pm two days afterwards and we hope to send out allocations promptly after the deadline. If you experience any problems signing up please contact Student Administration.

Information for supervisors