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Instructor-led course

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


This course has 5 scheduled runs. To book a place, please choose your preferred date:


2020

Events available

Better Presentations: A Practical Guide (Sciences and Technology)


Description

Giving presentations is an essential skill for a researcher, be it in your deparment, at a major conference, or in your next job interview! You know your subject but sometimes issues of performance and clarity stop you being your best. Perhaps you can't project your voice, perhaps you are terrified of the Q&A, perhaps you feel your slides let you down, or perhaps you just don't know what to do to get better.

This is a highly interactive workshop that requires you to throw yourself into the activities. Everyone will be involved as we apply some of the material from the online Presentation and Performance toolkit and try it out in a safe and supportive environment.

The workshop is especially designed for those who feel less confident with the performance aspects of giving presentations. If you are comfortable standing up and talking in front of others then we recommend starting with the online materials.

Target audience

PhD students in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Technology.
Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.
Postdoctoral researchers and research staff are welcome to attend this course, but may prefer to attend Postdocs: Effective Research Presentations, which is tailored specifically to the postdoctoral experience.
Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.

Format

Participative workshop including provision of information, discussion and practical exercises.

Duration

2.5-hour session.

There will not be a scheduled break in this session, so you are encouraged to go to the Whale Café on your way in and pick up a drink. If you show your University card, you will get a small discount!

Frequency

This course runs three times in Lent and Easter terms.

Themes

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