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PRESENTATION SKILLS: Presenting Complex Information to a non-academic or non-specialist audience

Delivering presentations and being part of public engagement activities are now common in most academic and non academic careers. As PhD students, you may be speaking to audiences who are not from your own research area or from the academic world. This session aims to help you identify the technicalities associated with communicating with non-specialist audiences.

Aimed at

All Doctoral Researchers


This session is primarily for those who are going to present to non-specialist or non-academic audiences (such as patients, end-users, investors, public, journalists, students etc.)

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants will have an understanding of:
  • Communicating complex information in simple formats
  • Being aware of the audience's perspective
  • Preparing suitable content and presentation styles

Presented by

Dr Senthila Quirke, Brunel Graduate School

Specific skills focused on in this session

Communication skills

Health and Safety and general notice

Participants will be viewing presentations projected onto a SMART Board screen. Participants may be required to work in pairs. Refreshments may be available at the venue.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

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