QUOTE(xpurple_starsx @ Oct 18 2005, 05:58 PM)
Werlop, what do you mean by supervisions? Do people actually make sure that you're studying?
A supervision is 1 one 1 or 1 on 2 small group teaching where you sit and discuss the course, problems and examples with someone important within the particular department in the university. They may or may not be a fellow of your particular college. You get set work to do for supervisions and usually some essays to write for them too.
You usually get 1 or 2 a week per core subject, so for example I have supervisions in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, medical sociology and medical statistics/epidemiology.
They are generally pretty useful because they make you think about the course in a different way, they are very interactive and pretty much follow the same format as a Cambridge interview. One of the main reasons they interview people here is to see if they are suited to the supervision system.
They generally occur in the evening after dinner.