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UCL Medical School News

UCLMS student Ersong Shang wins the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology

May 13, 2014 09:18AM

UCL Medical Student Ersong Shang has won the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize in Ophthalmology – 2014. 550 students from 36 Medical Schools in the United Kingdom and Ireland competed in the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize Examination in March. The standard is deliberately high and those taking the top places are to be congratulated. Ersong will collect £400.00 or the equivalent prize (a chance to visit St John’s Eye Hospital in Jerusalem).


Professor Jane Dacre elected president of the Royal College of Physicians

Apr 28, 2014 10:24AM

Professor Jane Dacre was elected president of the Royal College of Physicians last night, by single transferable vote from a field of ten candidates, in a ballot organised by Electoral Reform Services. The result was announced at the end of College Day, the day of the RCP’s Annual General Meeting. Professor Dacre won by 281 votes from the next nearest candidate and becomes the third female president in the RCP’s history. In total there were 4,933 valid votes, and following nine voting transfers Professor Dacre was elected with 1,848 votes.


UCLMS Seminar: The intercalated BSc - Dr Melvyn Jones - 10th March

Mar 05, 2014 11:24AM

The intercalated BSc - why do medical schools offer them and what do they achieve?


Provost’s Public Engagement Awards

Feb 12, 2014 14:23PM

Winner: Engager of the year (researcher/academic grade 8 and above) Dr Jayne Kavanagh, UCL Medical School


Jane Dacre holds first MRCP PACES in Myanmar

Jan 08, 2014 10:49AM

This November, Professor Jane Dacre led the very first PACES for MRCP (Member of the Royal College of Physicians) in Myanmar. This was successfully held in New Yangon General Hospital, one of the teaching hospitals of the University of Medicine, Yangon.


Get Presenting! Managing Presentation Anxiety

“There are two types of speakers: those that are  nervous and those that are liars” (Mark Twain)


This four-part UCL course was written by Dr Jayne Kavanagh (doctor) and Dr Katherine Woolf (psychologist) to help people with a genuine fear of public speaking give effective presentations.

Get Presenting! has helped previous participants become significantly more confident at public speaking and improved their presentation skills.

''I would just like to say a big thank you. This course has taught me so much and improved my confidence, not only in presenting but in working in groups. It has been a pleasure to attend…and I would definitely recommend it to others''

Over 4 half day sessions participants will develop the confidence and skills to prepare, deliver and review presentations. One facilitator will teach all 4 sessions to create a trusting and supportive environment.

Individual follow-up is also available.

Course objectives

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Skillfully plan, organise and deliver a presentation
  • Put into practice three strategies to manage their presentation anxiety
  • Use feedback to constructively review and evaluate presentations

Course outline

  • Session 1: skills training; getting to know the facilitator and other participants
  • Session 2: cognitive and behavioural intervention strategies 1
  • Session 3: cognitive and behavioural intervention strategies 2
  • Session 4: reviewing the effect of skills training and intervention strategies on presentations
Certification and Other Details

On the final day of the course participants will receive a certificate confirming they have successfully completed the programme. 



This course is open to anyone who is very anxious about giving presentations and wants to learn how to manage this anxiety.


The course will be taught by UCL clinical teachers, all of whom have years of experience of helping people with presentation anxiety.


The course will be held at The Clinical and Professional Skills Centre on the UCL Campus.  Future courses may take place in any of our three campuses.

Rockefeller Building

University College Medical School

Clinical and Professional Skills Centre

1st Floor, The Rockefeller Building,

21, University Street,

London, WC1E 6JJ

0207 679 6915


Unfortunately, we will not have dates available for this course until the next academic year (2014/2015).