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January 2022

Thu 20
CLIC: Chinese: Get the name right! * new additional session* new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 CLIC online teaching

“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.

CLIC: Chinese: Get the name right! new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching

“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.

*** We have scheduled an additional session of this course starting at 10.00am. If you wish to book for the earlier timeslot please see the 'Other dates' section for the booking link. ***

CLIC: Inter-Communication: So you think you're not biased? new Finished 12:00 - 14:00 CLIC online teaching

Diversity has well been established as a key driver of creative solutions, innovations, and superior business performance. Creating inclusive workplaces to harness the power of diversity takes knowledge, experience, and open-mindedness. However, our biases often influence our decision-making without us even realising. The good news is that biases - towards genders, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and so on - are learnt, and therefore can be unlearnt.

Severe imbalances in genders and ethnicities, non-inclusive and discriminatory practices are some of the challenges most industries and companies suffer when it comes to diversity. We will explore how unconscious bias could be a major underlying cause of such challenges, and what you can do to “unlearn” such unconscious biases, in order to effectively reap the benefits of diversity.

This is not a webinar. This is an interactive workshop and you will be expected to contribute to the session.

To participate you must have your webcam switched on.

Fri 21
CLIC: Industry skills: Presenting yourself successfully Finished 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 24
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Avoiding common errors new Finished 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 25
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (1 of 8) Finished 12:15 - 13:45 CLIC online teaching

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 26
CLIC: Inter-Communication: Collaboration across borders and cultures new Finished 09:00 - 12:00 CLIC online teaching

“Global mindset,” “cultural intelligence,” “intercultural competence” … no matter how you want to call the skills that are necessary to successfully interact with people who might not see the world like you due to culture, geography, background, age or other factors, they are paramount in the industry.

Engineers need to be experts in their field (hard technical skills) but without the ability to influence, negotiate, build trust, lead, communicate ideas to different audiences (soft skills, also referred to as power skills in a recent report), projects have a much smaller chance of succeeding. When in an intercultural setting, have you ever struggled with your peers’ style of communication, wondered why some people seem to use more formal language, be more direct than others or perhaps less flexible with time than you are accustomed to? Culture plays a big part in how we communicate and enhancing communication is so much more than choosing to speak the same language.

In addition, remote learning mode brings further complications to the equation. The challenges of video conferencing such as the ‘zoom fatigue,’ the caveats of written communication (emails or text messages), or practicalities of working together across different time zones, add some extra pressure on the already vulnerable intercultural communication.

CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations in English (1 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback.

We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 26 January), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
Fri 28
CLIC: Industry skills: Successfully pitching your work Finished 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 31

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.

February 2022

Tue 1
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (2 of 8) Finished 12:15 - 13:45 CLIC online teaching

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 2
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations in English (2 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback.

We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 26 January), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
CLIC: Inter-Communication: People buy people new Finished 16:00 - 18:00 CLIC online teaching

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.

This is not a webinar. This is an interactive workshop and you will be expected to contribute to the session.

To participate you must have your webcam switched on.

Fri 4
CLIC: Industry skills: Negotiating with colleagues and clients Finished 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 7
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Review of academic writing new Finished 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.
Tue 8
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (3 of 8) Finished 12:15 - 13:45 CLIC online teaching

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 9
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations in English (3 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback.

We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 26 January), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
Fri 11
CLIC: Industry skills: Interacting effectively & managing meetings new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 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.
Mon 14
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Self-editing techniques new Finished 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 15
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (4 of 8) Finished 12:15 - 13:45 CLIC online teaching

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 16
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations in English (4 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback.

We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 26 January), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
Tue 22
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (5 of 8) Finished 12:15 - 13:45 CLIC online teaching

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 23
CLIC: Speaking skills: Practising your presentations in English (5 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

This online course is geared towards non-native speakers who feel that they would benefit from the opportunity to have frequent practice in giving presentations in English. It will consist of a mix of teacher input, individual presentations and regular feedback.

We will meet together for the first class (11.15am on Wednesday 26 January), and thereafter we will meet mainly in small groups of 4-6 students, at 11.15 am on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Depending on exact numbers, each group session will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours long. Groups and precise times will be decided in the first class.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online or in person) to be confirmed.
Thu 24
CLIC: Inter-Communication: Skillset for VUCA new Finished 16:00 - 18:00 CLIC online teaching

In this ever-changing world, adaptability is one of the most valuable skills for your time in Cambridge and 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.

This is an interactive workshop and you will be expected to actively contribute.

Mon 28
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Writing for blogs new Finished 12:30 - 14:30 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