Giving Presentations
Professional Development Programme

Participants: This course is open to all staff.

Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this series of events.

Making presentations at conferences, meetings with peers and public engagement events is part and parcel of university life. But doing so can be daunting, even though you know your subject matter inside out. Why? Because you are the focus of attention, you have to connect with unfamiliar audiences and so much rests on the quality of your performance. This lively and involving course is a chance to explore practical communication techniques for delivering compelling presentations with clarity and confidence.

If possible, please bring along a presentation you have given in the past (unaltered) – see ‘Preparation’ below.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
By the end of this session, you will have a fuller understanding of:

  • managing nerves
  • confident delivery
  • vocal and physical presence
  • authority and authenticity
  • gaining and holding an audience’s attention
  • responding effectively to questions
  • Effective Communication
  • Continuous Personal and Team Development

You do not have to prepare anything new for this course. However, if possible, please bring along a presentation, on any subject, that you have given in the past. You are welcome to use PowerPoint, but are under no obligation to do so. If you do wish to use PowerPoint, please bring your slides on a USB stick.

Related resources:
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Facilitators: Emma Cater, Andrew Harries, Al Nedjari or Dominic Rickhards, - VOX Coaching

Date, time and venue: 1 day workshop

More dates will be available in the 2016-2017 Academic Year. In the meantime please Register Your Interest by scrolling down the page to How to Book and clicking on the link to the Booking Form. We will then email you when new dates are available.


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll
  • £160 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OSD Course Contact: Zara Chaudhry

Cancellation: Please note that there has been a change to the cancellation policy. The course cancellation and no show fee is £100 starting from the 2015/16 academic year. This charge is applicable to Organisational Development Courses and supersedes all other information regarding this policy elsewhere on the UCL website and training booking system. Additional charges may be incurred on some courses. Read more about cancellation >>.