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Wed 27 May 2015
09:30 - 17:00

Venue: 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Presentation and Performance Training Workshop

Wed 27 May 2015


Clear, effective and professional communication skills are absolutely essential to any aspiring academic. While students are taught the essentials of how to research, less emphasis is placed on how to present their work either in the lecture hall, in the seminar room or even the viva. This course is unique in that it fuses academic skills with acting training.

Target audience

PhD and postdoc researchers in the GSLS


You will need to bring with you to the workshop:

  • PRINTED COPY of 150 words on your research designed for a non-specific academic audience.
  • As well as prepare and bring 1 POWERPOINT SLIDE (on a memory stick) explaining your research (again designed for a non-specific academic audience).

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 27 May 2015   09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 16 Mill Lane, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Eastwood Room map Eliza Filby
Topics covered

This one-day interactive workshop allows students to discover the art of performance and speech writing and covers the following issues:

  • How to write an oral presentation - get your message across, keep your audience engaged and actually enjoy the experience
  • How to control your performance: voice projection, posture, body language, controlling nerves
  • Different modes of communication: how to lead seminars, chair conferences and control a Q&A
  • Techniques for presenting, how to deliver complex ideas and style of delivery
  • Tools of communication: how to use PowerPoint, cite-reading and ‘thinking on your academic feet’
  • All participants are given a chance to give a talk about their research in our ‘mock conference’ and are given individual feedback and a resources pack at the end of the day

Theory and practise


One full day


One off

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