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Academic poster presentations


To keep the audience interested your presentation must be lively and varied. A range of strategies are explained here to improve your oral presentation skills.


An introduction to oral presentation basics covering preparation, research, planning and organisation, writing and practicing your presentation.

Making a good impression online

Communicating clearly and having positive interactions with your classmates and teachers is just as important in online classes as it is in person.

Mistakes and the lessons learnt

Read about how you can avoid some common presentation issues.

Online presentations

An important part of studying at university is presenting and sharing ideas.

Oral presentations

Resources to help you prepare for oral presentations at university.

Oral presentations basics

This tutorial series will take you through what is required to prepare and deliver an effective oral presentation.

Oral presentations: Part 1-4

This series of four videos covers preparing for a group presentation, how to structure your presentation, presentation skills and having a clear message.


Planning and group work. Good planning lays the groundwork for successfully completing the task.

Preparing for online presentations

To do your best in an online presentation it's important to plan and practise before you and your group present.


The following strategies can help make your oral presentation more interesting.

Signal and transition words


Most presentations/speeches follow the standard structure of introduction, body and conclusion.

The presentation

Video task to complete a tutorial on giving a presentation. Watch the complete oral presentation and read the transcript which has been annotated for you. Take notice of the various techniques...

Understanding your audience

Learn about audience characteristics and how to adjust communication for your audience. Explore examples of the same information delivered in different ways.