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Self-taught course

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


This course is self taught (Online course).

Bookings are not required for this event.

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Presentation Skills Toolkit: Online

Self-taught course


Presenting your research is an essential skills for a researcher, be it to your peers, at a major conference, or even to a room full of schoolchildren. This online toolkit covers a whole range of performance and presentation techniques for you to work through and incorporate into your presentations, in your own time. From crafting a story to handling the dreaded Q&A, there’s guaranteed to be something there to help you improve your presentations.

If you particularly struggle with the performance aspects of giving a presentation and don't feel comfortable talking in front of others, then you may also like to attend the Better Presentations workshop.


  • Understand how to create a compelling presentation
  • Know some practical tips for giving an engaging performance
  • Understand how to continue improving with each presentation

How to Access the Course

In order to enrol for the Presentation Skills Toolkit, you will need an enrolment key.

Please use the appropriate key for your School.

Life Sciences: GSLS-pst17
Physical Sciences and Technology: SPST-pst17
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: AHSS-pst17

You can access the course and enrol at the following link:

Target audience

All graduate students. Postdoctoral researchers and research staff are welcome to use this resource, 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.


A Raven password is needed to access this online course.
If you don't already have one, visit:


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