The Oral Presentation

All probationary candidates seeking confirmation are required to give a 20-30 minute presentation on their research proposal.

As an undergraduate, you will have had extensive practice and experience with written assessment tasks. But how many tute presentations or class papers have you given? How many senior departmental staff were present when you gave them?

As a postgraduate, the ability to speak formally about research proposals and findings becomes increasingly important. By the end of your candidature, you'll be expected to deliver seminar and conference papers confidently and succinctly - so it's well worth investing time in the development of your oral presentation skills early.

There are a number of excellent guides to preparing and delivering oral presentations that you may like to explore.

The following sections of this module will also help you to prepare for your confirmation presentation.