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Researcher Development Programme


Many Cambridge postdocs will have the opportunity to teach, whether that's lecturing, delivering undergraduate supervisions or engaging in one-to-one postgraduate research supervision.

Courses on teaching and learning are provided by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning (CCTL). They are designed to help you explore effective, inspiring teaching practice, to reflect on your own teaching practice, and to attain a deeper understanding of the process of learning.



The following workshops are part of the Researcher Development programme for postdocs, though you may also be interested in other short courses from the CCTL programme:

An Introduction to PhD Supervision for Postdocs

An Introduction to Lecturing for Postdocs



There are also several longer-term programmes available which are open to postdocs:

Teaching Associates' Programme

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

You might also be interested in the new Researcher Development Teaching Fellows Programme which we are piloting this academic year (2019-20). The programme represents an excellent opportunity to gain teaching experience in the form of PhD development workshops. Applications are currently open:

Researcher Development Teaching Fellows Programme


Teaching Accreditation

As well as the two programmes listed above (for example, completion of the Teaching Associates' Programme results in accreditation as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy), the CCTL also provides a briefing session on the Higher Education Academy, where you can find out more about applying for accreditation.