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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 23-24 will be delivered online. Where applicable participants will receive links and particulars after registering:

  • Michaelmas Academic Writing Courses for CUED Research Students
  • Lent Writing Masterclasses for CUED Research Students
  • Lent Writing Seminar for CUED Postdocs
  • Individual Writing Supervisions 
  • Writing support for Part IIA and IIB students
  • Research & Information skills


Michaelmas 2023 Writing courses for CUED Research Students

These 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.


Michaelmas term - BOOKINGS OPEN on Monday 2nd October 2023:

  • Writing for Engineers (New PhD and MRES students): course begins Monday 9th October 2023 - book here
  • Writing for Engineers (PhD students years 2-4): course begins Tuesday 10th October 2023 - book here


Attendance: Signing up for these courses requires commitment to the full course of 3 or 4 sessions.  If you fail to attend the first workshop of the course and do not email your reason for not attending, your name will be removed from the attendance list without notice to make space for those on the waiting list.


Lent 2024 Writing masterclasses for CUED Research Students

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


Lent term - BOOKINGS OPEN on Monday 27th November 2023:

  • Avoiding common errors in academic writing: Monday 22 January 2024 - book here

  • Unpacking journal articles for vocabulary: Monday 29 January 2024 - book here

  • Self-editing techniques: Monday 5 February 2024 - book here

  • Writing for blogs: Friday 1 March 2024 - book here


Attendance: If you sign up but cannot attend, please cancel your booking 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.


Lent term - BOOKINGS OPEN on Monday 27th November 2023

  • Writing for Engineers (Postdocs): course begins begins Thursday 18th January 2024 (tbc) - book here 

Attendance: Signing up for this 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 David Tual.


Research & Information skills


The Technology Libraries Team provides online Research & Information skills support on:

  • Finding what you need
  • Managing your data
  • Managing your online profile
  • Publishing in Journals
  • Designing Conference Posters
  • Academic Integrity and Ethics

One-to-one meetings are also available from the team for individual support. More information about training and individual support available can be found on their Information skills page.

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