Practising your presentation skills in a supportive environment
Delivering good research presentations to others is a skill which requires practice and an absolutely essential research skill for PGRs. With this in mind the Graduate School are offering Presentation Cafés every month as an opportunity for PGRs to present their research and/or be in the audience to listen and ask questions. The online Cafes are a great opportunity for PGRs to gain confidence and feedback on their presentation without being judged, in a friendly and supportive environment. Whether you are rehearsing for a Transfer seminar, a presentation for a conference or simply wish to talk about your research to others, the Presentation Cafes are there for you to develop those skills.
To sign up to present your research at an online Café, please fill in this form. Presentations should be 10-15 minutes long with time for questions after. Cafes are planned for 15th Feb 4pm; 13th March 12 noon; 20th April 10am; 16th May 3pm; 12th June 1pm.
To be in the audience (no presenting required!) just click on the green Respond button on the Café workshop pages on Gateway calendar. Please note, do think about signing up to make a presentation at some point – we will have to cancel sessions if we don’t have any presenters! If you are interested in presenting at an in-person Cafe on campus please contact Simone or Lina from the Graduate School.
Presentation Café on the 23rd of November
The Graduate School invites PGRs to the Presentation Café on the 23rd of November at 2 to 3pm.
Presentation Cafés are a great opportunity for PGRs to practice their presenting skills to each other and to gain confidence and feedback. Whether you are practising for a Transfer seminar, a presentation for a conference or simply talk about your research to others, the presentation cafes are there for you. We will be holding these every month. Presentations should be 10-15 minutes long with time for questions after.
To sign up to present your research at a café, please go fill in this form.
To be in the audience (no presenting required!) just click on the green Respond button on the café workshop page on Gateway. Please note, do think about signing up to make a presentation – we will have to cancel sessions if we don’t have any presenters!
There are more Presentation Cafés scheduled for:
Tips for effective conference presentations
Having spent the day at yesterday’s excellent Postgraduate Research Conference, Professor Jeff Ollerton has some useful advice for prospective presenters.
You can read Jeff’s post on his blog here.
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Graduate School Workshops in February 2015
We have a range of workshops running in February, open to Postgraduate Research Students and Early Career Researchers at UN. They include short 2 hour workshops in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, a CV workshop and bibliometrics. Longer sessions include a presentation skills day for those of you presenting at conferences this year, plus Hugh Kearns will be visiting us again to help you tackle self-sabotage – procrastination, ‘too busy’ syndrome and disorganisation. His seminar will help you to understand why your thesis or research isn’t getting done and what you can do about it. Read the rest of this entry
Presentation skills workshops in 2014!
The Graduate School are running a number of presentation skills workshops for research students in 2014. These are theme based, with a specific goal in mind, such as designing an effective poster or getting the best out of conferences. Read the rest of this entry