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January 2023

Wed 18
CLIC: Inter-Communication: Creating opportunities through strategic networking new [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Many people believe that your future career opportunities are down to luck and being at the right place at the right time. The reality is that your attitude towards getting to know new people and strategic networking is one of the most important ingredients when it comes to your career development. In this workshop, you will learn about the optimal mindset for increasing your 'luck’ through networking, both face-to-face and online.

Join us for a catered sandwich lunch for this lunch and learn workshop. Please let us know of any dietary requirements by 10th January.

Thu 19
CLIC: Cultural Skills: Out-and-about in Cambridge Part 2 new Not bookable 12:00 - 14:00 Meet in CLIC for tour around town

Discover a bit more of Cambridge each term. Meet a member of our English team in CLIC and then take a guided walk to learn about different aspects of the city.

Fri 20
CLIC: Industry skills: Pitching your work successfully Not bookable 12:00 - 13:00 CLIC online teaching

Pitching your work successfully: 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 23
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Avoiding common errors new [Full] 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.
Tue 24
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (1 of 7) [Places] 09:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover all the main aspects of English pronunciation.

It will take place on Tuesdays (09:00am to 11:00am) and will start online. However, depending on the wishes of the participants, it may be possible to have face-to-face teaching later in the course.

When online, we will meet together for approximately one hour, and then reconvene in smaller groups of three or four, for extra practice, after the Tuesday class. The practice sessions will be 20 minutes per group (groups/times to suit, to be arranged in class).

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Helen East (hre21@cam.ac.uk).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online and/or in person)
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (1 of 8) [Places] 12:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Writing for Engineers: Course for postdocs on refining papers for publishing. The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
Wed 25
CLIC: Inter-Communication: Skillset for VUCA new [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

In this ever-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.

Join us for a catered sandwich lunch for this lunch and learn workshop. Please let us know of any dietary requirements by 17th January.

CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (8 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf or hard of hearing people, to develop understanding of the BSL sentence syntax and to learn more about a Deaf Culture.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.

Fri 27
CLIC: Industry skills: Negotiating with colleagues and clients Not bookable 12:00 - 13:00 CLIC online teaching

Negotiating with colleagues and clients: This interactive online workshop provides guidance and feedback on the language and strategies of successful negotiation.

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 30
CLIC: Chinese: Get the name right! new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

“Pronouncing someone’s name correctly can make people feel valued, honoured and respected — and mispronouncing their name creates real problems.” Gerardo Ochoa

This session will explore Chinese names. How to pronounce them. What it says about the person. The stories behind names. The focus will be on pronunciation but you will also be welcome to share your own experience and tell your stories.

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.
Tue 31
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (2 of 7) [Places] 09:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover all the main aspects of English pronunciation.

It will take place on Tuesdays (09:00am to 11:00am) and will start online. However, depending on the wishes of the participants, it may be possible to have face-to-face teaching later in the course.

When online, we will meet together for approximately one hour, and then reconvene in smaller groups of three or four, for extra practice, after the Tuesday class. The practice sessions will be 20 minutes per group (groups/times to suit, to be arranged in class).

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Helen East (hre21@cam.ac.uk).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online and/or in person)
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (2 of 8) [Places] 12:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Writing for Engineers: Course for postdocs on refining papers for publishing. The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.

February 2023

Wed 1
CLIC: Inter-Communication: Unconscious bias new [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Diversity has well been established as a key driver of innovation. However, creating inclusive environments to harness the power of diversity takes preparation. We can be aware or unaware of it, but we are all biased towards people who are different from us. This interactive session will explore where bias come from, what different types of bias can we talk about, and what are the different layers of diversity. You will examine the implications of bias on our day-to-day interactions and decision-making gain insight into strategies of counteracting potential bias.

Join us for a catered sandwich lunch for this lunch and learn workshop. Please let us know of any dietary requirements by 24th January.

CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (9 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf or hard of hearing people, to develop understanding of the BSL sentence syntax and to learn more about a Deaf Culture.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.

Mon 6
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Self-editing techniques new [Places] 12:30 - 14:30 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.
Tue 7
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (3 of 7) [Places] 09:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover all the main aspects of English pronunciation.

It will take place on Tuesdays (09:00am to 11:00am) and will start online. However, depending on the wishes of the participants, it may be possible to have face-to-face teaching later in the course.

When online, we will meet together for approximately one hour, and then reconvene in smaller groups of three or four, for extra practice, after the Tuesday class. The practice sessions will be 20 minutes per group (groups/times to suit, to be arranged in class).

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Helen East (hre21@cam.ac.uk).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online and/or in person)
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (3 of 8) [Places] 12:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Writing for Engineers: Course for postdocs on refining papers for publishing. The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
Wed 8
CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (10 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf or hard of hearing people, to develop understanding of the BSL sentence syntax and to learn more about a Deaf Culture.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.

Tue 14
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (4 of 7) [Places] 09:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover all the main aspects of English pronunciation.

It will take place on Tuesdays (09:00am to 11:00am) and will start online. However, depending on the wishes of the participants, it may be possible to have face-to-face teaching later in the course.

When online, we will meet together for approximately one hour, and then reconvene in smaller groups of three or four, for extra practice, after the Tuesday class. The practice sessions will be 20 minutes per group (groups/times to suit, to be arranged in class).

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Helen East (hre21@cam.ac.uk).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online and/or in person)
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (4 of 8) [Places] 12:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Writing for Engineers: Course for postdocs on refining papers for publishing. The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
Wed 15
CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (11 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf or hard of hearing people, to develop understanding of the BSL sentence syntax and to learn more about a Deaf Culture.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.

Tue 21
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (5 of 7) [Places] 09:00 - 11:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover all the main aspects of English pronunciation.

It will take place on Tuesdays (09:00am to 11:00am) and will start online. However, depending on the wishes of the participants, it may be possible to have face-to-face teaching later in the course.

When online, we will meet together for approximately one hour, and then reconvene in smaller groups of three or four, for extra practice, after the Tuesday class. The practice sessions will be 20 minutes per group (groups/times to suit, to be arranged in class).

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Helen East (hre21@cam.ac.uk).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online and/or in person)
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (5 of 8) [Places] 12:00 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Writing for Engineers: Course for postdocs on refining papers for publishing. The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
Wed 22
CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (12 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf or hard of hearing people, to develop understanding of the BSL sentence syntax and to learn more about a Deaf Culture.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.