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Centre for Languages and Inter-Communication

 

Overview of writing support 

The writing courses, seminars, masterclasses and supervisions are geared specifically to Engineers and focus on achieving excellence in written communication.

The content is CUED-driven and supports participants in mastering Cambridge and international standards of performance, as well as in exceeding reviewer expectations when publishing.

The writing programme for 21-22 will be delivered online. Participants will receive links and particulars after registering:

 

Michaelmas 2021 Writing courses for CUED Research Students

The writing courses and seminars support Engineers in excelling in their writing. The focus is on aspects of writing that help to meet Cambridge standards and reviewer expectations: structure, logical flow, the effective development of ideas, accuracy and critical analysis.

At the end of each online course, each participant will have a virtual individual supervision to provide personalised guidance and writing tips.

BOOKINGS OPEN 27th September 2021:

  • New PhD and MRES students: course begins Monday 11th October 2021 - book here
  • PhD students (years 2-4): course begins Tuesday 12th October 2021 - book here
  • Postdocs: course begins Tuesday 12th October 2021 - book here

Attendance

Sign up for the courses requires commitment to the full course which consists of 4 sessions and 1 individual end-of-course virtual supervision.

 

Lent 2022 Writing masterclasses for CUED Research Students

The Lent term series of online masterclasses aims to assist CUED Research students in refining key areas of their writing:

BOOKINGS OPEN 29th November 2021:

  • Avoiding common errors in academic writing: Monday 24 January 2022 - book here
  • Unpacking journal articles for vocabulary: Monday 31st January 2022 - book here
  • Self-editing techniques: Monday 7th February 2022 - book here
  • Review of the tenets of academic writing for Engineers: Monday 14th February 2022 - book here
  • Writing for blogs: Monday 28th February 2022 - book here

Attendance

If you sign up but cannot attend, please remove your name from the list in advance. 

 

Writing seminars for CUED Postdocs

The online writing seminar series for postdocs focuses on perfecting papers for publishing and consists of 4 workshops followed by 1 individual virtual supervision.

  • Michaelmas term: course begins Tuesday 12th October 2021 - book here
  • Lent term: course begins Tuesday 25th January 2022 - book here

Attendance

Sign up for the courses requires commitment to the full course which consists of 4 sessions and 1 individual end-of-course virtual supervision.

 

Writing support for Part IIA & Part IIB students

The CUED Centre for Languages and Inter-Communication is happy to assist undergraduates with report writing.

If you are interested in an individual review of your project reports and comments on language, structure and style, please email .

 

Research & Information skills

The Engineering Library provides online Research & Information skills support on:

  • Finding what you need
  • Managing your data
  • Managing your online profile
  • Publishing in Journals
  • Designing Conference Posters
  • Being an ethical researcher

Information skills supervisions are also available in the Engineering Library for individual support.

More information can be found on their Information skills page.

To find out how the Engineering Library can support your research visit the Libguide.