Research Communication Professional Development Courses

Poster Top Tips (Webinar)

Tutor: Dr Elena Forasacco
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

In this highly interactive webinar you will explore together the critical elements and techniques that will help to produce an engaging and effective poster. You will analyse the importance of the target audience, and how to use graphics as a tool to create posters. Finally, you will evaluate some sample posters to consolidate your learning.

Notes: 

  1. You must to have a headphone set with microphone to interact with the group (the written chat area will not be used).
  2. The first part of this webinar contains basics to prepare posters.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the key points for designing an attractive poster
  • Recognise the key points to insert in a poster
  • Employ techniques for designing an engaging poster
  • Assess the visual impact of poster samples

To view the dates that this webinar will run and book your place on a session, please follow the link

Present your Poster!

Tutors: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit: 1 credit

Posters are an effective way to present your research and highlight key areas of your work. In this workshop you will gain information for and practice in the presentation of a poster. You will also gain feedback on your posters.

You must bring a poster at the workshop, new or already presented (ppt or pdf format). You will present it in front of an interdisciplinary audience, composed of your peers.

Notes:

  1. The first part of this workshop contains basics to prepare posters.
  2. The deadline for registration is 2 weeks before the workshop.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between a conference and poster presentations
  • Recognise the key points to present and how to present them effectively
  • Employ presentation techniques and practice your skills
  • Develop your self-confidence in presenting a poster
  • Assess the impact of your poster on the audience and respond to feedback for improving your poster presentation

Dates

  • Thursday 16 January 2020, 14:00-17:00, Hammersmith Hospital
  • Friday 14 February 2020, 14:00-17:00, South Kensington
  • Friday 20 March 2020, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington
  • Thursday 07 May 2020, 13:30-16:30,South Kensington
  • Thursday 11 June 2020 , 13:30-16:30,South Kensington

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Conferences and Seminars

Tutors: Dr Helal Ahmed and Dr Caroline Hargreaves
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit: 1 credit

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to present and learn how to effectively communicate your project to an audience. 

In preparation for the workshop, participants must prepare a 3-minute presentation about “How your research project impacts science and society” (details and information in the reminder email). You will present it in front of an interdisciplinary audience, composed of your peers.

Notes:

  1. The first part of this workshop contains basics to prepare presentations.
  2. The deadline for registration is 2 weeks before the workshop.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Recognise the needs of your target audience.
  • Design the flow of your presentation.
  • Devise an engaging presentation.
  • Create impact with your main message.
  • Evaluate and assess presentations.

Dates

  • Friday 07 February 2020, 13:30-16:30, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 12 February 2020, 09:30-12:30, South Kensington
  • Thursday 05 March 2020, 13:00-16:00, South Kensington
  • Thursday 30 April 2020, 09:30-12:30, South Kensington
  • Friday 01 May 2020, 14:00-17:00, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 19 May 2020, 14:00-17:00, South Kensington
  • Thursday 04 June 2020, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington

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Advanced Presentations

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 3
Coure Credit: 1 credit

Oral presentations form a major part of research communication. The chance to practice and receive feedback is central to improving performance. Participants will each present a 10 min presentation and will be observed by both the tutor and peers. The feedback will be focussed on content and layout of slides, and the overall flow and signposting in the presentation. The feedback will also cover the presenter’s style including body language and voice. The presenter and slide presentation will be videoed to generate a resource for further self-development.

By the end of the workshop you will be better able to:

  • Recognise how body language, voice and eye contact affect your research presentation impact.
  • Identify importance of flow and signposting within your research presentation.
  • Assess the content, layout, and format of your research presentation.
  • Critique presentations based upon experience and use of tools such as observation sheets.
  • Evaluate your personal strengths and weaknesses in presentation style, and consider future development actions.

Dates

  • Monday 13 January 2020, 09:30-12:30, South Kensington
  • Monday 27 January 2020, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 25 February 2020, 13:30-16:30, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 06 May 2020, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington

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