Conference Presentation Skills
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

Target Audience

This training session is for researchers who have been accepted to present a paper at LINK.



This course covers: preparation; audience; practising presenting; handling questions; structuring; making a talk memorable; controlling nerves. 


To develop your skills of spoken communication, with particular reference to an academic context.


By the end of the course, you will have:

  • discussed what makes an effective presentation
  • discussed how to prepare and give a talk
  • considered the needs of the different audiences for your research
  • prepared an 10 minute presentation
  • delivered your presentation in front of a small group of students and a facilitator
  • received feedback on the content and delivery of your presentation
  • learned from opportunities to practice, meet and work with other students at a similar stage to you in their research.

Latecomer policy
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 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. 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.


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