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CHEM8034 Presentation Skills (Year 2)

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

A workshop designed to develop a basic competence and confidence in presenting scientific research to professional and lay audiences.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • How to make an audience-centred case for the importance and conclusion of a piece of research.
  • How to prepare effective slides thereby avoiding "Death by PowerPoint".
  • Coping with nerves and boosting confidence
  • Handling tough questions
  • Presentations tips for international audiences and/or non-native English speakers


Various topics will be covered including: • Video-recorded presentations with peer and tutor feedback • Principles of slide design for visibility and meaning • Tips on body language and vocal characteristics (especially for non-native English speakers) • Techniques for reducing nerves and boosting confidence • Techniques for handling aggressive questions

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Individual and team-based exercises and problems, discussion, peer assessment

Independent Study65
Total study time75


Assessment Strategy

Exercises, peer and tutor feedback Attendance at all sessions


MethodPercentage contribution
Attendance at all sessions %
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