Great opportunity to support Cambridge Sustainability Programme

Carolyn Wensley, 6heads member, graduated from the Cambridge University Masters in Sustainability Leadership. She is now looking for people who could be Supervisors for other students on the course. She writes below:

We have a fabulous opportunity through 6heads to collaborate with the University of Cambridge Masters in Sustainable Leadership. They are looking for Guidance Supervisors who would be interested in supervising the Master’s students with their dissertation research.

It’s a phenomenal programme for those that want to be involved with leadership responses to sustainability challenges and opportunities. The programme has a global network of thought leaders from business, policy to NGO backgrounds.The Masters is delivered on a part-time basis over 2 years; students can continue in full-time employment and do not need to be UK-based.

Having been part of the post-graduate programme myself, I have to say that my tutor was a key part of my learning and guidance for tackling the assignments.

Below describes in more detail the criteria, time commitment and next steps if you are interested in becoming a guidance supervisor.

If you have any other questions or want to know more about the course, feel free to drop me an email at



They are looking for people who have either:

A Ph.D., who might be interested and available to supervise Master’s students for their dissertation research. Or hold an academic position and familiar with the standard expected at a Masters level in the UK.

A supervisor needs to be comfortable directing academic research.

Time commitment:

The time commitment runs from August 2016 to June 2017 and consists of 9+ hours for marking. The 9+ hours includes 2 face-to-face supervisions in August 2016 and April 2017 and 3-virtual supervisions (by telephone or Skype) around July 2016, December 2016 and June 2017. Supervisors will be requested to act as a marker for one of the other dissertations from the cohort that is generally related to their areas of expertise. There is a modest payment offer for those that do sign up to be Guidance supervisors.

Interested – what to do – next steps:

For those interested you need to send over a brief bio and the topics you would be willing to cover to email at

These are part-time roles, and the need depends on the topic proposed by the students on the course.tutor


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