Warning: these pages are currently being updated for 2016/17
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. Registration is essential for this workshop as places are limited. It will be held on
Wednesday 12 October 2016, 9.30-13:00 in FW11 with lunch included. 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 or research. An additional Supervisors Workshop organised by the Lab will be held on Wednesday 11 January 2017, 9.30am in FW11.
If you are unable to make these dates, the University operates their own workshops during October on 17 and 31 October. All the sessions are presented by Dr Rob Wallach. Further details and to book........
Understanding Unconscious Bias Training Session
Wednesday 19 October 2016, 14:15 in Lecture Theatre 2. The trainer will be Femi Otitoju from Challenge Consultancy. This is an important topic, and in particular we would like to include anyone who will be supervising next year. It is not a compulsory session, but we would like to encourage you to attend. Please can you sign up using the Doodle Poll and tick against the time to confirm you are able to attend. Please note, places are limited to 100 places. Doodle Poll
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 from 9:00am until 4:00pm on the day of the third lecture and we hope to send out allocations by the end of the day. 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.