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level of study Level 1, 2, 3, Master's and PhD level
time taken to complete 2 hours per week for 5 weeks

This course has now finished for this term. Please check back at the end of September for next term's dates.

This course will enable you to become confident in your ability to deliver an effective oral presentation. You will learn everything you need to know to be an assured public speaker: How to prepare, what to include, and how to make the best use of visual aids. You will also be given the opportunity to prepare and deliver individual and group presentations.

Information: Modules that carry the AS- code are non-credit bearing modules. This means that successful completion of these modules by attending 80% of the course, will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).


This course will take place online, and is made up of the following two hour sessions:

SESSION ONE: Introduction and Managing Anxiety

  • Expectations and meeting people 
  • Course Outline 
  • Communicating and connecting with audience 
  • Methods for dealing with nerves 
  • Mini-presentation task  

SESSION TWO: Structure

  • How to best prepare a presentation 
  • How to structure a presentation 
  • Signposting language 
  • Practice giving an introduction  


  • Tools to complement content and engage the audience 
  • Considerations for presenting online 
  • Presentation task using delivery tasks 

SESSION FOUR: Slide Design

  • Key aspects of slide design 
  • Practice developing and improving slide design  

SESSION FIVE: Presentations

  • Present a 6-8 minute academic presentation
  • Peer evaluation of presentations
  • Feedback from tutor