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Postgraduate Study in Mathematics


All research students have the opportunity to give supervisions (small group teaching) to undergraduates. This is normally arranged through Colleges, and can be a useful supplement to income.  There is no requirement whatsoever to supervise, and students rarely do more than 3-4 hours per week.  But even if you do not wish to supervise, it is an important part of your training to learn the skills required. We therefore expect all new graduate students to attend one of the sessions below. Note that attending supervisions as an undergraduate is not a substitute for attending supervision training.

The Faculty, in conjunction with the School Researcher Developer, offers four supervision training opportunities each year.  These sessions provide teaching skills for supervising Mathematics and Mathematics in the Natural Sciences. The sessions are supported by Faculty materials/resources on how to conduct supervisions in Mathematics. All prospective supervisors are required to attend a training session prior to taking on supervision responsibilities. The training is open to anyone planning to supervise mathematics students for the first time.

Training Sessions 2018/19

Please note that to make the training effective each of the sessions below is limited to 25 places. To book your place, please register online by clicking the link below.

11 October 2019 - 1.30pm-4.00pm For those who have done an undergraduate degree in Cambridge Book
17 October 2019 - 1.30pm-4.00pm For those who did their undergraduate degree elsewhere Book
21 October 2019 - 1.30pm-4.00pm For anyone unable to make the sessions above Book
17 January 2020 - 1.30pm-4.00pm For anyone unable to make the sessions above Book

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