Supervisions for Computer Science courses
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. It will be held on
Wednesday 11 January 2017, 10:00-12:00 in FW11 with lunch served afterwards in FW09. The workshop will explain the Lab's
supervision system and explain how to handle quiet, exhuberent and indifferent students. 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 this date, the University will operate its own workshop held at the University Centre, Mill Lane on Thursday 19 January 2017, 16:00-18:30. The session will be presented by Dr Rob Wallach. Further details and to book........
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
- Notes on supervising Computer Science
If you want to know what supervising is all about, this is the place to find out.
- Supervisor Support in the Computer Laboratory
The Laboratory provides support for the supervisors in the form of a Learning Guide and a Supervision Guide for each of the courses.
- Guidance for Supervisors
General information for supervisors, issued by the Senior Tutors' Committee of the University.