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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience


Supervisor training Moodle site

Prof. Matt Mason has created a Moodle site for supervisors of PDN subjects. It contains introductory information about supervisions for those new to Cambridge, including a recorded seminar explaining the supervision system from scratch. It also includes suggestions on what makes a good supervision, sample essays with marking plans and (soon) a recording of a real supervision. This is a brand-new resource for all those who are considering starting to supervise. To become enrolled, please contact


Homeostasis, Physiology of Organisms, Neurobiology and Physiology courses

Information about supervising all these subjects is now on the Moodle site linked to above. We have considerably augmented the resources available to supervisors on this site, which now includes a recording of an example supervision, marked essay examples and tips from experienced supervisors.


For more information about supervising

Staff Development run a number of free courses for new and experienced supervisors each year: all new supervisors are expected to have attended the appropriate course prior to starting.

Click here for a website which will lead you to the central supervising courses.

The following offers more general information about supervising in Cambridge:

There is course-specific information for supervisors on our Moodle site for supervisors, mentioned above.


Prof. Matthew J. Mason,, Supervision Liaison Officer, Department of PDN