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January 2024

Thu 18
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (1 of 4) [Places] 11:45 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

Writing for Engineers Refining papers for publishing: a course for post-docs

In this course we will work directly with text written by you, the course participants. We will analyse and edit extracts from draft and published papers, always with the aim of honing the language to improve clarity, precision and style. In doing so we will explore questions of grammar and key concepts in academic writing, learning to identify weaker areas and developing expertise in improving them.

The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Fri 19
CLIC: Industry skills: Pitching your work successfully [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 CLIC online teaching

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

  • NB. Please read Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Mon 22
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Avoiding common errors new [Places] 12:00 - 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 23
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (1 of 7) [Places] 10:30 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover important aspects of English pronunciation for effective academic, professional and social interaction. We will meet together as a group for approximately one hour a week and will schedule individual supervisions for personalised input to accompany the course's group input.

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 24

Diversity, in its various dimensions, has been firmly established as a key driver of innovation. However, creating inclusive environments to harness the power of diversity requires preparation. Whether we are aware of it or not, bias towards individuals who are different from us is inherent. Understanding the origins of bias and how to outsmart them is the crucial first step toward fostering a more inclusive space at Cambridge.

Join our workshop to:

  • Explore the nature of biases.
  • Learn about the origins of stereotypes.
  • Discover strategies to outsmart bias.

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.

CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (8 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

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.

Thu 25
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (2 of 4) [Places] 11:45 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

Writing for Engineers Refining papers for publishing: a course for post-docs

In this course we will work directly with text written by you, the course participants. We will analyse and edit extracts from draft and published papers, always with the aim of honing the language to improve clarity, precision and style. In doing so we will explore questions of grammar and key concepts in academic writing, learning to identify weaker areas and developing expertise in improving them.

The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Mon 29

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 30
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (2 of 7) [Places] 10:30 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover important aspects of English pronunciation for effective academic, professional and social interaction. We will meet together as a group for approximately one hour a week and will schedule individual supervisions for personalised input to accompany the course's group input.

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 31
CLIC: Industry skills: Negotiating with colleagues and clients [Places] 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

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.

Have you ever struggled with other students' or colleagues' styles of working? Have you wondered why some people seem to be more direct than others, some don’t seem to be interested in socialising, or perhaps others are more relaxed about deadlines? Culture, and not only the national aspect of it, plays a significant role in how we learn to communicate and collaborate. Adjusting to cultural communication norms is more about shared values and expectations than speaking the same language. It requires a specific set of awareness, attitudes, and skills.

Join our workshop to:

  • Discuss cultural preferences for working.
  • Develop self-awareness of your working preferences.
  • Learn strategies for developing the right skills that will help you develop cultural intelligence.

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.

CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (9 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

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.

February 2024

Thu 1
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (3 of 4) [Places] 11:45 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

Writing for Engineers Refining papers for publishing: a course for post-docs

In this course we will work directly with text written by you, the course participants. We will analyse and edit extracts from draft and published papers, always with the aim of honing the language to improve clarity, precision and style. In doing so we will explore questions of grammar and key concepts in academic writing, learning to identify weaker areas and developing expertise in improving them.

The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Mon 5
CLIC: Writing for Engineers: Self-editing techniques new [Places] 09:00 - 11:00 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.
Tue 6
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (3 of 7) [Places] 10:30 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover important aspects of English pronunciation for effective academic, professional and social interaction. We will meet together as a group for approximately one hour a week and will schedule individual supervisions for personalised input to accompany the course's group input.

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 7

Do you think your future career opportunities are solely determined by luck and being in the right place at the right time? Think again! Learning the art of strategic networking is one of the most crucial factors in shaping your career. It’s never too early (or too late) to start!

Join our workshop to:

  • Master the optimal mindset for increasing your 'luck' through relationship building.
  • Explore various strategies for growing and maintaining a powerful network.
  • Create a personalized plan for elevating your networking game to the next level.

Register now and open the door to a brighter professional future.

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.

CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (10 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

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.

Thu 8
CLIC: Writing skills: Writing for Engineers (Postdocs) new (4 of 4) [Places] 11:45 - 12:45 CLIC online teaching

Writing for Engineers Refining papers for publishing: a course for post-docs

In this course we will work directly with text written by you, the course participants. We will analyse and edit extracts from draft and published papers, always with the aim of honing the language to improve clarity, precision and style. In doing so we will explore questions of grammar and key concepts in academic writing, learning to identify weaker areas and developing expertise in improving them.

The course consists of four workshops followed by one individual supervision.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Tue 13
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (4 of 7) [Places] 10:30 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover important aspects of English pronunciation for effective academic, professional and social interaction. We will meet together as a group for approximately one hour a week and will schedule individual supervisions for personalised input to accompany the course's group input.

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 14
CLIC: Inter-Communication: Making or Breaking a Remote Team new [Places] 12:00 - 14:00 CLIC online teaching

In today's fast-paced world, remote work has become the new norm, presenting unique challenges for engineers. To excel in this environment, you need the right skills. Building psychological safety is especially challenging when working across cultures, making it crucial to learn how to create an inclusive environment where every voice is heard and valued, all while achieving your team's goals.

Join our workshop to:

  • Delve into the importance of psychological safety and rapport building.
  • Learn techniques to foster trust and connection among team members in a virtual setting.
  • Explore the intercultural aspects of remote collaboration, as diverse teams often encounter unique communication and cultural challenges.

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.

CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (11 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

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 20
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (5 of 7) [Places] 10:30 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover important aspects of English pronunciation for effective academic, professional and social interaction. We will meet together as a group for approximately one hour a week and will schedule individual supervisions for personalised input to accompany the course's group input.

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 21
CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (12 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

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 27
CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills (6 of 7) [Places] 10:30 - 11:30 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

This course, which is for non-native speakers, will cover important aspects of English pronunciation for effective academic, professional and social interaction. We will meet together as a group for approximately one hour a week and will schedule individual supervisions for personalised input to accompany the course's group input.

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Wed 28
CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language new (13 of 15) In progress 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

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.