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Read more at: Looking to reveal your inner short story writer?

Looking to reveal your inner short story writer?

9 July 2020

As we continue to adjust our daily routines, some of us are looking for ways to engage with new skills or rediscover old ones. Dr Lucy Durneen, ICE Creative Writing tutor and author of award-winning short fiction anthology, Wild Gestures, helps latent short story writers uncover their hidden talents. The short stories we...

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Read more at: Cambridge launches new £1 million bursary to help adults hardest hit by coronavirus

Cambridge launches new £1 million bursary to help adults hardest hit by coronavirus

11 June 2020

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education is offering adults hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic the chance to rebuild their futures with a new £1 million bursary programme. The Cambridge Thousand Futures Bursary will give 1,000 people across the UK the opportunity to enhance their employability or...

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Read more at: How murals help us interpret our history

How murals help us interpret our history

20 May 2020

Dr Lydia Hamlett’s new book, Mural Painting in Britain 1630—1730: Experiencing Histories, was published by Routledge last month. Here, Lydia shares her close-up perspective of the Baroque period’s painted architectural interiors – and shares some fine examples to admire from the comfort of your own home. While the word...

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Read more at: Creativity – the most in-demand skill of our time

Creativity – the most in-demand skill of our time

15 May 2020

At the start of the year, LinkedIn published a report spotlighting creativity as the soft skill most in-demand by global employers. But, asks ICE’s Academic Director for Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies, Dr Alexander Carter , what does it mean to be – or not be – creative? And can the challenges we’re currently...

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Read more at: New affordable route for aspiring architects to get ahead with postgraduate apprenticeship from the University of Cambridge

New affordable route for aspiring architects to get ahead with postgraduate apprenticeship from the University of Cambridge

6 May 2020

New affordable route for aspiring architects to get ahead with postgraduate apprenticeship from the University of Cambridge. The University of Cambridge is launching an exciting new postgraduate apprenticeship opportunity for aspiring architects in September 2020 – offering an affordable route to qualifying as an architect...

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Read more at: Stay and study well during lockdown – a counsellor’s advice

Stay and study well during lockdown – a counsellor’s advice

15 April 2020

It’s a challenging time as we all adjust to living our complete lives at home – including our study. We spoke to Carol Harmston-Dean , experienced mental health counsellor at JHD Counselling , to get her insight into strategies for staying – and studying – well during lockdown. "If you cut your finger and needed stitches...

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Read more at: How to make the most of your study time

How to make the most of your study time

15 April 2020

Adding study to your daily routine can be challenging enough at the best of times, but what about during a period when all normal schedules have been disrupted? David Galbraith , ICE’s expert study skills tutor, gives us his advice on how to manage study time wisely, whatever’s going on in the world. If you haven’t studied...

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Read more at: Spotlight on... Katie Haylor from The Naked Scientists

Spotlight on... Katie Haylor from The Naked Scientists

9 March 2020

Last week we sat down with Katie Haylor, a producer for The Naked Scientists science radio show and podcast. Science enthusiast and self-confessed cat-lover, she spoke to us about her role in the team, the current ‘hot topics’ in STEM and upcoming events.​ Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into science I’m...

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Read more at: STEM - the vital subjects taking root in our lives

STEM - the vital subjects taking root in our lives

25 February 2020

Inside ICE looks to the future of study, work and tech with Institute Teaching Officer for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Dr Oliver Hadeler. What have been your primary goals since starting your new role at ICE in 2019? Dr Oliver Hadeler (OH): " I’m a Physicist with research interests combining...

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Read more at: ICE hosts global Deans of Continuing Education meeting

ICE hosts global Deans of Continuing Education meeting

13 February 2020

In November, ICE hosted 22 Deans of Continuing Education from leading research-intensive universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley and Brown, for their annual meeting. The universities represented at the meeting in Cambridge collectively oversaw more than 500,000 enrolments in the last year...

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