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January 2022

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 CANCELLED 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.
Fri 18
CLIC: Cultural skills: Living in Britain new CANCELLED 16:00 - 18:00 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.
  • 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

March 2022

Tue 1
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (6 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 (6 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 8
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (7 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 (7 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 15
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (8 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.

April 2022

Wed 27
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (1 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

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

It will take place on Wednesdays (11.15am to 1.15pm) 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 (11.15 to 12.15), and then reconvene in smaller groups of three or four, for extra practice, either after the Wednesday class, or on Thursday mornings. 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 Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online and/or in person)

May 2022

Wed 4
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (2 of 7) Finished 11:15 - 13:15 CLIC online teaching

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

It will take place on Wednesdays (11.15am to 1.15pm) 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 (11.15 to 12.15), and then reconvene in smaller groups of three or four, for extra practice, either after the Wednesday class, or on Thursday mornings. 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 Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
  • Delivery format (online and/or in person)