Skills for Academic Success - How to give an effective presentation

Dr Debbie Pullinger Affiliated Staff Member at the Faculty of Education, College Tutor to part-time students, and Fellow of Wolfson College
Date 16/05/2019 at 18.00 - 16/05/2019 at 19.00 Where Gatsby Room, Chancellor's Centre

The Skills for Academic Success programme is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop skills that will support your academic endeavours.


This session will offer general principles, adaptable strategies and a few quick-win tips for any academic presentation, from course assessment to keynote.

It will cover:

  • Planning a presentation – thinking about your  audience, selecting material
  • How NOT to use PowerPoint  – and using it effectively 
  • Scripting vs ad libbing – mixing and matching, finding what works for you
  • Perfect timing – how to work to a time limit
  • Body and voice – engaging your audience
  • Dealing with nerves