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Cambridge PhD Clinic: Presenting your research to different audiences

When Apr 24, 2015
from 02:00 PM to 04:15 PM
Where GR06/07, English Faculty
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Research outreach to both academics and the general public is an essential skill for every PhD student. Promoting your research through presentations and talks opens a gateway to collaborations, public engagement, and can help in securing an academic position. But which talk to give? From TED-like public talks to conference presentations - the way we talk about our research varies dramatically in content and style depending on the setting.

Our guest expert, Professor David Spiegelhalter, has extensive experience in presenting his research both through academic and public channels. In the Cambridge Statistical Laboratory he works on quantitative methods in dealing with risk and uncertainty in the lives of individuals and society. Apart from being a very well-known expert in his field he has also appeared in several BBC documentaries and engaged in numerous public outreach events. At the workshop we will use his expertise to understand how to decide on the correct format to match the audience and how to ensure that our science is well-received.

We will also treat other common PhD ailments such as conference presentation panic, chronic results insecurity and nervous Q&A avoidance. But despair not, PhD Clinic is here to help! Remember prevention is better than intervention.

To register for the workshop please email and put 'Workshop registration' in the subject line. We encourage you to register early as the places for this workshop are limited. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Ana and Johanna

Co-organisers: Anastasia Klimovich-Smith and Johanna Finneman 

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