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New ICE Master’s is next step for established coaches 

23 June 2022

The Institute of Continuing Education has unveiled a unique new Master of Studies in Coaching. From this coming academic year, experienced coaches looking to develop their expertise further will be able to fit higher-level study around their existing practice through a new two-year, part-time course. As well as offering...

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ICE apprenticeships: supporting technical and vocational training and development

23 June 2022

Thanks in part to the Apprenticeship Levy – a fee paid by larger employers to fund worker training programmes – apprenticeships have become an increasingly important feature of career development in the UK. Reflecting this growth, ICE welcomes Dr Fergus McKay to lead its expanding portfolio of programmes for apprentices...

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New book to mark 150 years of ICE

23 June 2022

Next year marks 150 years since the Local Lectures Syndicate started the official story of ICE. As part of the celebrations, Prof. Mark Freeman, UCL Historian and co-editor of the History of Education journal, will publish a new book documenting the last 50 years of the Institute. We spoke to Mark to find out more. It was...

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Hear from our students: Nina Lewis, Summer Programmes

16 May 2022

Nina Lewis (38 at the time of interviewing) runs her own international radio station, Purple Rose Planet, in Michigan, USA. As well as being a full-time entrepreneur, she is also an author and a life coach. In her mid-30s, she decided to go back to college and was in the middle of studying for a Master of Liberal Arts at...

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Hear from our students: Robert Bush, Summer Programmes

11 May 2022

Robert (22 at the time of interviewing) was studying industrial design at Auburn University in Alabama, USA when he got the opportunity to attend the University of Cambridge’s Summer Programme for four weeks, thanks to a scholarship offered by his high school. For Robert, the chance to learn from world-renowned experts in...

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"There's something for everyone" on this year's Summer Programme

6 May 2022

Cambridge is once again throwing open its doors and welcoming students to its mind-expanding Summer Programme. Designed for adults of every age and stage in life, the Summer Programme is a unique opportunity to experience life and learning in one of the world’s leading universities – and one of its most beautiful small...

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The Undergraduate Diploma in Coaching: We coach you to become the coach you want to be

11 April 2022

Coaching has taken off exponentially in the worlds of business and education. It’s increasingly common for executives or students today to seek out the assistance of a coach, or to experience coaching as part of a personal development process. But there is still a fairly widespread misunderstanding about what coaching...

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Strategic Business and Management: It’s never been more relevant

25 March 2022

When COVID-19 first became headline news in early 2020, different countries across the world saw a run on basic foodstuff and household goods. Empty supermarket shelves became an all too familiar picture – and the first indication that something was going seriously wrong with the world’s supply chains. But prior to COVID-...

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Taking classics from Cambridge to disadvantaged communities

16 March 2022

Five bursaries launched by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education – in partnership with Classics for All – are set to help teachers bring classics to life for disadvantaged students across the UK. “ These bursaries are a really great idea. If we enable teachers to gain high-level expertise in...

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International Women's Day 2022 - Break The Bias

8 March 2022

For International Women's Day 2022, we asked some of our students how continuing education has helped them to #BreakTheBias. Here's what they said: Azalia, English Literature "As a mother, I have experienced hints of gender inequality particularly at the workplace. New mothers especially are often put in a position of...

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