The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you.
Target Audience: PGR's/ECR's
This small group presentation practice session is designed to provide you with a hands-on opportunity to refine your presentation skills in a supportive and constructive environment.
You will have the opportunity to share a presentation, of up to 10 minutes, with a small group of peers (up to 8 people), consisting of individuals from diverse disciplines. This setting encourages cross-disciplinary interaction, fostering a rich learning environment. Your presentation must be aimed at this inter-disciplinary audience and be tailored to reflect this.
As you deliver your presentation, you will receive constructive feedback from fellow group members. This collaborative feedback loop serves as a valuable tool for improvement, offering insights, hints, and tips to help you refine your performance.
Process: Small group presentations with feedback and discussion
The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course.
If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at email@example.com.
Access and/or complete self-study/ pre-course tasks prior to main session
Access seminar room on campus (or) access computer room on campus
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Take part in group activities/ discussions
Deliver presentation to other course participants
Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.
Importance of booking commitment
When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.
It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.
Please bring along a presentation of up to 10 minutes in length.