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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Join us for an afternoon of skills training and networking for early-career researchers. The Symposium is free, and open to all researchers at the University of Cambridge. We particularly welcome post-doctoral researchers, PhD students and those in the early stages of their research career. 


Building your network without your soul shrivelling up

This session is designed to help you to develop the knowledge and skills to build relationships that deliver for your career. The model for this course is that your networking has to suit the way you work and live, so we'll focus on building relationships that build to positive personal and career outcomes, and avoid anything that feels like Pokémon (you don't have to catch 'em all).

The course will be delivered in an interactive and participatory style, combining discussion, reflection and activity-based approaches.

After this course you will:

•    Have a plan for networking activities that suit your career and personality
•    Know how to represent yourself effectively 
•    Learn to use your networking time in a focussed way, and not waste time

This session is delivered by Dr Steve Cross, a freelance public engagement consultant, Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow and former Head of Public Engagement at University College London. 

Wednesday, 4 October, 2023 - 13:00 to 17:00
Event location: 
Cynthia Beerbower Room, Newnham College

What we do

Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.