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In the spotlight: student experience

21 June 2021

ICE was delighted to welcome Dr Holly Tilbrook as interim Assistant Director of Student Experience at the end of 2020. Having studied a number of courses at the Institute since 2015, Holly brings a wealth of insight into student life at ICE. Here, Holly tells us how she’s determined ICE will continue to be an open and...

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Library of books

Curating classics? The art of compiling literature reading lists

21 June 2021

From weekend classes through Festival of Learning and short courses to undergraduate qualifications, there’s an array of English Literature study options at ICE. But with so many books to choose from, have you ever considered how tutors curate their reading lists? Academic Director of English Literature, Dr Jenny Bavidge...

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Skills for Jobs: glimpsing the future, echoing our past

21 June 2021

With their new white paper recently published, ICE’s Director of Continuing Education, Dr Jim Gazzard, shares his perspective on the Government’s proposals for the future of lifelong learning. In January, the UK Government’s Department for Education published Skills for Jobs: Lifelong Learning for Opportunity and Growth ...

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Master's in English Language Assessment

Empowering education professionals to assess English

3 June 2021

A new Master’s at ICE aims to train the next generation of language assessment specialists by connecting professionals working in the field around the world with a host of Cambridge expertise. Professor Ianthi Tsimpli, Chair of English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Modern and Medieval...

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King's College

Virtual Summer Festival of Learning - wherever you are in the world

10 May 2021

From 28 June to 30 July this summer, the ICE Virtual Festival of Learning is back, with more than 85 one-week courses and over 60 talks giving people all over the world the chance to follow their existing passions – or find new ones. Summer Festival courses are open to adults of all ages and backgrounds, so we talked to...

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The ex-ICE student changing lives, one gene at a time

7 May 2021

Dr Neeta Lakhani’s journey from working-class background to successful paediatric consultant was almost complete, but after being persuaded to study a Genomic Medicine Master’s at ICE, Neeta realised her long-held dream of working at the cutting-edge of clinical genetics. And yes, in case you’re wondering, sometimes it...

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Medical Education

ICE Professor wins prestigious University teaching prize

22 April 2021

We’re delighted to announce the Institute of Continuing Education’s Professor Clare Morris as winner of a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence 2021. Clare, a Senior Teaching Associate for Medical Education, joined ICE in 2014 and has led, created and delivered the Postgraduate Diploma and MSt...

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MSt History student Patrick Russell

A Septuagenarian at Cambridge

15 April 2021

Patrick Russell, a postgraduate reading History at Wolfson college at the age of 71, looks back on his life-long love of academia and learning At the grand old age of 71 (not actually that old these days), I find myself studying History at one of the world’s best universities. How did this situation come about, especially...

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Data science student

Essential skills for data scientists

29 March 2021

You might be wondering, what exactly is data science? Data science isn’t a physical product — it’s a broad term given to studying behaviours, topics, and trends. Data science has a lot of definitions, but it’s best to think of it as a multidisciplinary approach to find stories, insights, and patterns from large data sets...

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Next Generation bursary to support Cambridge 'COVID graduates'

3 February 2021

A new bursary from the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is offering up to 100 recent Cambridge graduates and current postdoctoral researchers a valuable opportunity to learn while they earn. The Next Generation bursary is available to all Cambridge students who studied through the COVID-19...

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