Facilities for Supervisors

Queens' provides facilities for all who supervise for the College.  On this page, you'll find information about teaching rooms and how to book them.  You'll also find links to the Library, including how to suggest new publications; printing, copying and scanning.

All Queens' supervisors can have a pigeon-hole in the Porters' Lodge, for the collection of supervision work.  If you do not have a pigeon-hole, contact head.porter@queens.cam.ac.uk to request one.  If you need stationery or consumables for supervisions, please contact the Tutorial Office.   The entire College has wireless internet access and all teaching rooms have ethernet sockets for wired internet access.

To book a room for teaching, email room.bookings@queens.cam.ac.uk, or ring (3)35592, or call in to the Catering and Conference Office (Cripps Court, FF staircase, ground floor), whose secretaries manage room bookings. The College appreciates that some supervisors teaching groups of students from a range of Colleges, but please do not use Queens' rooms if your group does not contain any Queens' students.  

Teaching rooms for small groups (say, up to 4 or 6 students depending on teaching style)

Fellows are expected to teach small groups within their own studies. Sometimes, Fellows may make their studies available to other supervisors they have appointed to teach on their behalf.

Otherwise, Supervision Rooms L3, L4, L5 (L staircase of Erasmus Building) are available for booking.  These rooms should be used for small group teaching in preference to the larger Seminar Rooms, so that the larger rooms are kept available for teaching larger groups.

Teaching rooms for medium groups (say, 7 to 20 students)

These rooms are available for booking: Seminar Rooms CC43, DD47, DD48 (on the 4th floor of Cripps Court), and the Angevin Room (Lyon Court).  To maintain the availability of these resources for medium group teaching, please do not book them for small-group teaching, unless L3, L4, L5 are already fully booked.

Teaching rooms for large groups (say, more than 20)

These rooms are available for booking: Bowett Room (first floor of the Squash Court building), Erasmus Room (first floor of I staircase, Pump Court), Old Kitchens (Pump Court).  These rooms are not reserved exclusively for teaching, and furniture organisation might be required by the user.

Audio-visual teaching aids

All the teaching rooms listed above have white-boards and dry-wipe non-permanent pens; larrge touch-sensitive data screen, with micro-PC to drive it, and audio speakers; telephone for internal calls (except Erasmus Room and Old Kitchens).  Dry-wipe markers and eraser dusters are provided.  New markers are available in the Cripps 4th floor photocopier room, or from Housekeeping (CC4).

In Seminar rooms CC43, DD47, DD48 the screens are touch-sensitive reflective, with data projectors.  The video feeds to the projectors (VGA, DVI, HDMI) are provided by sockets beside the screen.  The volume of the loudspeakers fed from the audio sockets is controlled by amplifiers in one of the cupboards under the window.  In other teaching rooms, the screen is a touch-sensitive flat LCD screen (HDMI or VGA), either wall-mounted or on a portable stand, with built-in audio speakers.  

In all rooms, the supplied micro-PC includes the touch-sensing software.  This PC supports the display of files in formats: Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, and PDF.  Presenters need only bring their files on a USB memory stick.  The micro-PC can also browse the web and download presentations.  If you attach your own laptop to the screen, then, for video, you might need to provide a display cable and/or converter dongle to connect your laptop to one of the available sockets on the screens.  Touch-sensing requires a USB connection and might require extra software.  These screens are provided on a do-it-yourself self-service basis: if you would like more detailed guidance on how to use them, please see the Queens’ IT Support Department (ground floor, Essex Building, phone (3)31946, e-mail helpdesk@queens.cam.ac.uk ) in advance.  Normally, we cannot provide on-site operating or instruction attendance during your teaching session, other than for fixing faults.