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Speaking with Style

Module leader: Björn Stinner

Terms: 2/3

Commitment: 7 sessions

Assessment: oral presentation

Prerequisites: None

Leads to: This module can count towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science (PGCTSS)

Aims: The ability to communicate facts and findings to fellow mathematicians is an essential skill for a research mathematician. A very common way is by oral presentation at conferences, workshops, and seminars. This module serves to prepare PhD students to confidently give talks on mathematical topics and to effectively communicate their results and insight in a research environment.

The principal aim of this module is to enhance the ability of first-year PhD students to orally present a substantial piece of mathematics in a clear, concise, and lively fashion.

Learning outcomes: At the end of this module students

  • will have seen and reflected on numerous presentations on mathematical topics,
  • will have gained experience in giving presentations,
  • will be more confident using different techniques and media for dissemination.