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Fri 23 Feb 2024
12:00 - 12:45

Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Lunch Series: Handling Q&A Sessions at Conferences

Fri 23 Feb 2024


Do you feel anxious or apprehensive about how to handle Q&A sessions after a conference paper? Come along to this session to talk about what to expect from a Q&A, how to prepare, and how to handle challenging questions. You will get the chance to meet with other PhD students who are preparing to give conference papers, and work through some friendly activities to practice your question-answering skills!

If you’re interested in developing your presentation skills further, you may also be interested in ‘Practicing your Presentation Skills’ or ‘The Basics of Academic Presentations’.

You are welcome to bring your lunch to this session.

Target audience

PhD Students in AHSS and STEMM who are approaching their first conference


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 23 Feb   12:00 - 12:45 12:00 - 12:45 Online Amanda Brunton
  • Learn what to expect from a Q&A after a conference paper
  • Learn how to prepare for Q&A sessions
  • Address how to answer challenging questions
  • Work with other PhD students to practice giving spontaneous answers to questions

Online session, comprising information-giving and activities.


45 minutes

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