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EL00719: Presentation skills

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Academic Skills Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 0      [equivalent to 0 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: See Director of Studies for further information
Further information on unit levels Level: Non-credit (FHEQ level n/a)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: To be confirmed
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Not Applicable
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Not applicable
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to help students integrate into the academic environment and to raise the level of their degree work.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* Prepare, plan and deliver an oral presentation;
* Evaluate a presentation;
* Invite questions and create thinking time for the answer;
* Ask a lecturer or presenter questions;
* Identify weaknesses in their pronunciation, and understand how to rectify them.


* Engage an audience
* Adopt appropriate body language when giving a presentation
* Use technical visual aids when giving a presentation
* Understand the principles of time management when giving a presentation
* Cope with nerves, equipment failure etc. when giving a presentation.

Presentation skills:
* Preparation
* Planning and structuring the talk
* The stages of a talk
* Visual aids
* Delivery (including intonation, body language etc)
* Dealing with questions and answers
* Trouble-shooting
* Intonation
* Chunking
* Stress
* linking.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EL00719 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

Academic Skills Centre