Presenting in English

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Presenting in English

Are you a PhD candidate or a researcher presenting at your first international conference? Or have you already presented at international conferences, but would like to improve your presentation skills? This three-session workshop provides participants with an opportunity to practice their communication skills and develop confidence in delivering academic presentations in English.

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Sted

Rooms will be announced at a later date

Course description

Are you a PhD candidate or a researcher presenting at your first international conference? Or have you already presented at international conferences, but would like to improve your presentation skills? This three-session workshop provides participants with an opportunity to practice their communication skills and develop confidence in delivering academic presentations in English.

Date and time

  • Session 1: May 2nd, 09:00 – 14:00
  • Session 2: May 16th, 09:00 – 14:00  
  • Session 3: May 30th, 09:00 – 14:00   

Target group

PhD candidates and academic staff.

Learning outcomes

  • Enable better planning and structuring of academic presentations
  • Build confidence in presenting in English
  • Develop strategies for the effective use of visual aids
  • Improve ability to communicate research clearly and effectively  

Content/topic

The course is tailored to the needs of each group. General topics covered are:

  • planning
  • structure
  • rhetorical awareness
  • using visual aids effectively
  • audience interaction
  • delivery   

Teaching methods and organisation

Workshop format, group discussion, practical exercises

The workshop is English-speaking throughout.

  • Session 1: Discussion of what makes an effective presentation
  • Session 2: Participants deliver a short academic presentation and receive constructive feedback from the rest of the group and the workshop facilitator
  • Session 3: Participants deliver their presentations again having implemented the feedback provided in the previous session

In session 2 and 3, you will be working in small groups that will meet for approximately two hours each, the exact time your group will meet will be determined during the first session. The main activity during those sessions is to practice giving a short presentation. If it would be useful for any of you to practice giving the presentation remotely rather than in person, we can construct some groups that work on Zoom and other groups that meet in person.

To get the most out of the workshop it is preferable if you are

  • reasonably fluent in written and oral English
  • familiar with the general requirements for academic presentations
  • able to bring a short academic presentation that you have already prepared with you
  • able to attend all sessions  
     

Course facilitator