Computer Laboratory

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 October 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. Dr Miriam Lynn from the Equality and Diversity Office will also give a talk on Unconscious Bias in Supervisions. 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 in the Michaelmas Term 2017 and further details will be publicised here in due course. 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