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December 2020

Wed 2
CLIC: Inter-Communication: Skillset for VUCA new [Places] 16:00 - 18:00 CLIC online teaching

In this never-changing world, adaptability is one of the most valuable skills for your time in Cambridge and also for your future employment. In this session, you will discuss the requirements of ‘the new normal’ – the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous reality that requires the right mindset to support you as an ongoing part of your professional life. You will learn how to address VUCA and how to turn the adversities we’re all facing and turn them into opportunities.

January 2021

Tue 19
CLIC: Industry skills: Interacting effectively & managing meetings new [Places] 12:30 - 14:00 CLIC online teaching

Interacting effectively & managing meetings: This interactive online workshop covers how to participate in and manage meetings effectively and productively.

In addition to being proficient communicators in academic settings, there is also a need for Engineers to further develop and diversify their communication skills to suit a range of professional settings (Almeida, 2019).

The Lent term masterclass series focuses on communicating with impact, adapting effectively to audiences across academic and professional settings and using business English successfully. This series consists of the following workshops:

  • Successfully pitching your work
  • Interacting effectively & managing meetings
  • Presenting yourself successfully
  • Negotiating with clients

Research has identified that the ability to verbally express ideas clearly and the capacity to work confidently in a group are the two key skills for employability. This series of workshops focuses on aspects of these skills most pertinent to Engineers at Cambridge.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Fri 22
CLIC: Industry skills: Presenting yourself successfully [Places] 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

Presenting yourself successfully: This interactive online workshop provides strategies, tips and feedback on presenting yourself, both in written and spoken format (i.e., self-introductions, CVs, personal profiles, interviews, etc.).

In addition to being proficient communicators in academic settings, there is also a need for Engineers to further develop and diversify their communication skills to suit a range of professional settings (Almeida, 2019).

The Lent term masterclass series focuses on communicating with impact, adapting effectively to audiences across academic and professional settings and using business English successfully. This series consists of the following workshops:

  • Successfully pitching your work
  • Interacting effectively & managing meetings
  • Presenting yourself successfully
  • Negotiating with clients

Research has identified that the ability to verbally express ideas clearly and the capacity to work confidently in a group are the two key skills for employability. This series of workshops focuses on aspects of these skills most pertinent to Engineers at Cambridge.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Mon 25
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Avoiding common errors new [Places] 12:30 - 14:00 CLIC online teaching

This workshop addresses common writing errors of Engineers related to structure, style and accuracy. It forms part of CLIC's Lent term series of online masterclasses designed to assist CUED Research students in refining key areas of their writing. Classes include:

  • Avoiding common errors in academic writing
  • Unpacking journal articles for vocabulary use
  • Self-editing skills
  • Review of the tenets of academic writing for Engineers
  • Writing for blogs
  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 27
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (1 of 7) [Places] 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

The Lent term online pronunciation course will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15 -12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Fri 29
CLIC: Cultural skills: Living in Britain new [Places] 15:30 - 17:30 CLIC online teaching

Living in Britain

This online seminar focuses on any questions participants may have about aspects of living in Britain that are of particular interest to them, whether cultural, intercultural, historical or social.

It discusses practical everyday issues that participants may already have encountered, both within the University environment and in the wider community, and also possible situations that they may be concerned about dealing with in the future.

This is a very relaxed and informal seminar which will be conducted on a Q+A basis, and participants should email their questions or areas of interest in advance to Sheila Dodds (smd48@cam.ac.uk).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.

February 2021

Mon 1

This workshop focuses on how to exploit journal articles to improve quality and word choice in Engineering writing. It forms part of CLIC's Lent term series of online masterclasses designed to assist CUED Research students in refining key areas of their writing. Classes include:

  • Avoiding common errors in academic writing
  • Unpacking journal articles for vocabulary use
  • Self-editing skills
  • Review of the tenets of academic writing for Engineers
  • Writing for blogs
  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 3
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (2 of 7) [Places] 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

The Lent term online pronunciation course will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15 -12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Fri 5
CLIC: Industry skills: Successfully pitching your work [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 CLIC online teaching

Successfully pitching your work: This online interactive workshop provides guidance and feedback on sharing your research clearly and effectively in spontaneous and prepared situations.

In addition to being proficient communicators in academic settings, there is also a need for Engineers to further develop and diversify their communication skills to suit a range of professional settings (Almeida, 2019).

The Lent term masterclass series focuses on communicating with impact, adapting effectively to audiences across academic and professional settings and using business English successfully. This series consists of the following workshops:

  • Successfully pitching your work
  • Interacting effectively & managing meetings
  • Presenting yourself successfully
  • Negotiating with clients

Research has identified that the ability to verbally express ideas clearly and the capacity to work confidently in a group are the two key skills for employability. This series of workshops focuses on aspects of these skills most pertinent to Engineers at Cambridge.

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Mon 8
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Self-editing techniques new [Places] 12:30 - 14:00 CLIC online teaching

This workshop focuses on effective editing strategies for Engineering writing. It forms part of CLIC's Lent term series of online masterclasses designed to assist CUED Research students in refining key areas of their writing. Classes include:

  • Avoiding common errors in academic writing
  • Unpacking journal articles for vocabulary use
  • Self-editing skills
  • Review of the tenets of academic writing for Engineers
  • Writing for blogs
  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 10
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (3 of 7) [Places] 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

The Lent term online pronunciation course will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15 -12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 11
CLIC: Inter-Communication: Intercultural Communication new [Places] 16:00 - 18:00 CLIC online teaching

Have you ever struggled with other students’ or colleagues’ styles of communication, wondered why some people seem to use more formal language, or be more direct than others? Culture plays a big part in how we communicate and adjusting to the cultural communication norms means more than learning a foreign language. Join our workshop to learn more about the importance of cultural competence in interactions - find out more about the impact of cultural (national, regional, interdisciplinary etc.) differences on management styles, team dynamics, communication and more.

Mon 15
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Review of academic writing new [Places] 12:30 - 14:00 CLIC online teaching

This workshop reviews the key characteristics for achieving excellence in Engineering writing. It forms part of CLIC's Lent term series of online masterclasses designed to assist CUED Research students in refining key areas of their writing. Classes include:

  • Avoiding common errors in academic writing
  • Unpacking journal articles for vocabulary use
  • Self-editing skills
  • Review of the tenets of academic writing for Engineers
  • Writing for blogs
  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 17
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (4 of 7) [Places] 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

The Lent term online pronunciation course will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15 -12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Mon 22
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Writing for blogs new [Places] 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

A visiting expert will share tips and strategies on writing effective blogs and English for social media. This workshop forms part of CLIC's Lent term series of online masterclasses designed to assist CUED Research students in refining key areas of their writing. Sessions include:

  • Avoiding common errors in academic writing
  • Unpacking journal articles for vocabulary use
  • Self-editing skills
  • Review of the tenets of academic writing for Engineers
  • Writing for blogs
Wed 24
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (5 of 7) [Places] 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

The Lent term online pronunciation course will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15 -12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Thu 25
CLIC: Inter-Communication skills: People buy people new [Places] 16:00 - 18:00 CLIC online teaching

The ability to ‘sell yourself’ is, alongside luck, the most important ingredient when it comes to your career development. According to employers, being proactive in job interviews by showing not only why you should be hired and what makes you different but also what do you want are key factors in recruitment. In this workshop, you will learn about ‘selling yourself’ through strategic job interview

Fri 26
CLIC: Cultural skills: Living in Britain new [Places] 15:30 - 17:30 CLIC online teaching

Living in Britain

This online seminar focuses on any questions participants may have about aspects of living in Britain that are of particular interest to them, whether cultural, intercultural, historical or social.

It discusses practical everyday issues that participants may already have encountered, both within the University environment and in the wider community, and also possible situations that they may be concerned about dealing with in the future.

This is a very relaxed and informal seminar which will be conducted on a Q+A basis, and participants should email their questions or areas of interest in advance to Sheila Dodds (smd48@cam.ac.uk).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.

March 2021

Wed 3
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (6 of 7) [Places] 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

The Lent term online pronunciation course will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15 -12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 10
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (7 of 7) [Places] 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation skills. Each week there will be an introduction to an aspect of English pronunciation with opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also to work with the teacher.

The Lent term online pronunciation course will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15 -12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.