Looking for new ways to communicate your research and develop your Presentation skills?

Successfully communicating your research is an essential skill for all researchers. You will have many occasions to inform others of your research, whether in writing, presentations or in networking with other researchers, particularly at conferences. You may also want to inform others outside your discipline. Exploring different ways to convey the information can also affect how you view your own research.

Here are some upcoming opportunities in the LDC Development Programme to explore new ways to communicate your research:

Communicating your Research through Storytelling  28-Mar  13:00 – 16:00                       

Storytelling is a powerful and effective method for engaging with your audience. This fun and interactive session will provide practice in discussing details about your research and research aims and help you to articulate the core essence of your research to a wider multi-disciplinary audience.

Webinar: Presentations – Preparing an ‘Elevator pitch’   1st  Apr   12:30 – 13:30         

A good ‘elevator’ pitch will help you communicate your research in a  concise manner, to help you network at conferences or when meeting potential future employers.  In this webinar we will discuss approaches to help you prepare a convincing pitch.

Delivering Academic Presentations – new dates

This half day small group session offers practise in presentation delivery to a friendly interdisciplinary audience in a supportive and friendly environment. You will have an opportunity to view your own performance and gain constructive feedback through a facilitated discussion.

We are now offering further dates in April, for those preparing for conferences or University presentations in late April or May, since there was a great demand for the dates offered in January  – March.

Delivering Academic Presentations                            3-Apr          09:30 – 12:30

Delivering Academic Presentations                            11-Apr        13:00 – 16:00

Delivering Academic Presentations                            16-Apr        13:00 – 16:00

Delivering Academic Presentations                            25-Apr        13:00 – 16:00

NB These are repeated sessions – please select only one date!

Online Resources

If you are unable to attend these events, but still looking for new ideas to development your presentations, you may be interested in our online resources on Presentation Skills.

Are you planning for your future? Are you a ‘career-wise’ researcher?

When did you last take some quality time to think about you,  your future and your future career? Some decisions can be left until later in your PhD, but some essential planning is best started as early as possible.

The Career Wise Researcher 21st March 09:15 – 12:30

This workshop, delivered by an experienced Careers consultant, Sally Beyer, has the following aims:

  • Highlight key themes from contemporary career theory to inspire proactivity and creativity in you for your personal career agility
  • Opportunity to reflect on and collate a foundation of information about yourself that will help you make career choices in the future (relating to both work and life)
  • Give you some breathing space in an environment where no judgments will be made about you – the chance to be honest with yourself about what you really want
  • Time to create a strategic plan for how you will make the most of the next 1-3 years so that you are going in the right direction for you
  • Network with your colleagues to discuss ideas, reflect on experience and support one another

It’s a workshop that helps you to focus on what you are doing, what you want to do in the future and plan how you would like to achieve it
Past Participant

The workshop is one of a series of Careers workshops & a webinar on offer in March & April:

21-Mar 13:30 – 14:30 Webinar: Promoting yourself through networking
28-Mar 09:15 – 12:30 Networking for your Career
04-Apr 09:15 – 12:30 Shining at Interview
11-Apr 09:15 – 12:30 Get that Academic Job!

Online Resources

The LDC Development programme also includes a range of career resources that supplement this programme:

·  30 min video: The ‘What Next?’ Video

·  Online resource linking to specialised subject and career information: Career Management Skills

Peers for PhDs Meeting, 12th March 5pm

Recognising the signs of poor Mental Health

Tue, 12th March, 2019   5 – 7 PM

Taylor Room, Sidney Jones Library

Lorna Bryant presents Peers for PhDs – March Session – Recognising the signs of poor Mental Health

Peers for PhDs is a group for PhD students at the University of Liverpool. We host regular peer-led support sessions with a different theme each month – instead of facing common PhD challenges in isolation, we can learn from each other and find ways to get the most out of the PhD journey. This month the theme is ‘Recognising the signs of poor Mental Health’.

Open to all Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Liverpool!

If you cannot attend on Tuesday, but would like further information about this group, please contact Lorna Bryant.

PGR Researcher week: This event is one of many events on offer in PGR Researcher week – full timetable