The Faculty of Engineering partnered with the Learning and Development Centre to pilot a tailored series of academic masterclasses beginning in October 2016. These four independently-run sessions were open to early career academics in the FoE.

They were intended as a means to build on current skills, whilst learning more about the Imperial context and encouraging networking amongst peers. Designed to focus on key communication-related aspects of academic life, the sessions begin with 'Working with Industry at Imperial', led by FoE Research leaders and Faculty and ICON industrial partnership experts. This is followed by an actor-led session designed to enhance vocal skills and speaking confidence.

In early 2017 the programme continuted with expert-led sessions on 'Writing Abstracts'.