Delivering Academic Presentations in the Sciences- opportunities in October

We can now offer two new opportunities for the workshop ‘Delivering Academic Presentations’ for postgraduate researchers from the Faculties of Sciences and Engineering and Health and Life Sciences*.

* Further opportunities will be available in March/April for those in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

20th Oct 2015 – 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm  126 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool
23rd Oct 2015 – 9:00 am – 12.00   126 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool

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‘Practice makes perfect.’
This workshop will help you develop the essential presentation skills required to participate in the research community, to gain academic impact for your research and to further your career  as a researcher.

The workshop offers an opportunity to film and analyse your deliver methods for your own professional development and is based on a very successful session delivered at the School of Physical Sciences First Year Workshop.

‘Practicing giving presentation in less formal environment was great and good for confidence – seeing myself back (in video) is feedback’

‘I was not looking forward to having my presentation recorded but afterwards I found it was a really useful exercise’

Watching yourself on film is one of the most effective ways to improve your presentation skills and together you will learn how to use the experience to further develop as a presenter. We will work in small groups of around 7 participants and through friendly facilitated discussions you will gain feedback from fellow participants and the course tutor and also learn through watching and giving feedback to other colleagues.

Join us for an interactive workshop where you will explore how to:

  • Further develop your presentation skills
  • Engage with your audience
  • Create an effective structure
  • Effectively use PowerPoint, or other methods of data visualisation

Important preparation: You will need to prepare  a 5 minute presentation on your research, which includes an introduction to those working outside of your area of research.

This is a pilot version of a workshop that we expect to repeat in 2015-2016. While this is an interdisciplinary workshop, as part of the workshop evaluation, we will assess the benefits of the interdisciplinary environment for this training.

>> Further guidance on techniques for delivering effective presentations

The skills and abilities addressed in this workshop relate to sub-domains  B1, B2, B3, & D2 of the Researcher Development Framework.