Small group teaching forms the foundation of Cambridge’s academic excellence. Supervisions bring together students in groups of up to three with a Supervisor who is a specialist in the field. They not only improve students’ detailed knowledge of subjects on which they are also lectured, but develop and hone their skills of enquiry, investigation, argument and presentation, both orally and in writing. The College bears the cost of employing supervisors, although fees go to the central University and a very small portion of these reach the College. In 2016/17 our donors supported eight and a quarter College Teaching Officers, who provided small group teaching in subjects including Economics, English and Law.

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