Course

Academic presentations course for PhD-candidates and employees. (PhD-4)

  During the 34th International Symposium on Forecasting in Rotterdam, I received lots of more questions and comments on my presentation than other presenters. I guess concentrating on few main points and having an effective opener allowed more people to follow. I also received constructive feedback on a poster at a conference a week ago. So, thanks for an effective presentations skills course.  

Jan Lohmeyer | School of Business and Economics | Department of Quantitative Economics

This course covers the wide range of issues that need to be considered when conducting or preparing to give conference presentations in English. There are six two-hour sessions and one three-hour session, during which participants present their research at least three times. All presentations are videotaped and detailed feedback is provided. This course is open to PHD-candidates, employees and external clients.

Duration

6 sessions of 2 hrs and 1 session of 3 hrs (+ time to prepare and watch video of own presentations) 

Group size

8-10 participants 

Location

Science Vision room, Peter Debyeplein 1, Randwyck

Frequency

Starts 4 to 6 times per year

CEFR attainment levels

C1/C2

Recommended Literature

Presentation Techniques. Manon van der Laaken & Bob van der Laaken. Uitgeverij Coutinho. ISBN 9789046903650.

Certificate

This course is considered to be worth 1 ECTS depending on faculty policy.

Fees

€ 550

PhD candidates may be eligible for funding provided by their department or faculty. Please check with your employer whether you are eligible for such funding. If so, you are required to provide the language centre with:

  • name of the person responsible for payment
  • your faculty
  • your department
  • personnel number (700……)
  • For PHD candidates of FHML, MaCSBIO, M4I or Merln the course fee is funded until further notice. Providing department and personnel number is sufficient. 

If you are not eligible for departmental funding, the language centre will send you an invoice directly. 

Please note that registration is an agreement to pay.

Dates

The course starts in principle 5 times per academic year: in September, October, February, April and May. 7 weekly sessions. The registration form shows the actual available groups.

   

 30 October – 11 December 2017, Monday 11.00-13.00 (last session 11.00-14.00)

 8 February – 29 March 2018, Thursday 13.30-15.30 (last session 13.30-16.30)
                                                                                   no lesson in Carnival week

11 April – 23 May 2018, Wednesday 13.30-15.30 (last session 13.30-16.30)

29 May – 10 July 2018, Tuesday 11.00-13.00 (last session 11.00-14.00)

Registration

Please register using our registration form. Use status 'UM PhD student' if you are a PhD candidate of the UM.

 

“I can truly recommend the English Presentation Techniques course. Clive Lawrence was my teacher and he’s excellent. Through constructive criticism and tips and tricks for improvement he enabled me to take my presentation techniques to the next level. I still use what I learned in this course today! "

Julienne Erckens | Marketing and Communications Manager | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences