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Specific libraries

Engineering: Training

Information about the Department of Engineering Library, including information for researchers

CaRS: Communication and Research Skills

The Engineering Library team offer a range of training in communication, information and research skills. These sessions are designed to support students to develop the skills they need during their time at Cambridge and beyond. 

This includes best practice for academic writing and technical reports, design and public speaking tips for presentations and posters, an interactive look at research ethics, literature searching and reviewing support and data management guidance. 

We can combine or adapt the sessions we offer to best support your needs. 


For Undergraduates

Our training for undergraduates focuses on communication and organisational skills. It includes sessions on referencing, presentation skills, designing and presenting posters, report writing and managing your 4th Year Project.

The full programme is available on Moodle (Raven login required). Find out more and book on sessions via the University Training Booking site.


For Masters Students

The Library can offer a bespoke teaching programme for Masters and CDT courses. Individual course leaders are encouraged to discuss their needs with the Library team to create this. We particularly recommend sessions on searching the literature, research ethics, managing information and data, and designing and presenting posters. Email us at for more details.


RDC: Researcher Development Course

First Year PhD students receive library and information skills training as part of the Researcher Development Course (RDC) programme. This includes core sessions on searching and reviewing the literature, managing information and data, and sharing your research. To find out more, see the Department's Professional Development page or the Training Timetable


To find out more and book your training, visit the University Training Booking site, or contact the library team.