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Wed 26 May 2021
13:00 - 14:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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RD Live: Intercultural Communication

Wed 26 May 2021


RD Live brings Researcher Development to life with sessions featuring a specialist presentation, discussion and Q&A. Hosted by the RD team fortnightly via Zoom, each event focuses on a particular theme relevant to postgraduate students such as re-planning your PhD, funding & registration, and more.

35% of Cambridge research students are from outside the EU; and postdocs are the most diverse group by nationality, representing almost 100 countries. This diversity is one of the University’s biggest strengths. Yet intercultural communication is not without its pitfalls and misunderstandings. It takes conscious discipline to think about one’s own cultural assumptions and to try to make sense of others. With the world moving online we have created functional yet complex conditions for communication (for both teaching/ learning and collaboration). Video conferencing and certainly overcome the geographical distance but what are its implications on talking to people who are different to us? Is it more effective or does it create an additional hindrance? This session offers the chance to reflect on inclusivity in this very VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world.

Target audience

PhDs, all disciplines and levels


You can submit questions in advance of the session, which will be used to facilitate a discussion following the initial presentation.

To submit your questions, please follow this link.

Please submit your questions at least 48hrs before the event. You do not need to provide a question in order to attend, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions on the day of the event.

  • This session will be on line via Zoom
  • Further Joining Instructions and link to Zoom will be contained in your Booking Confirmation

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Wed 26 May   13:00 - 14:00 13:00 - 14:00 Online Kasia Lanucha,  Dr C.A. Gilliam

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