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Giving Great Public Engagement Presentations

Join us for a session where we discuss top tips for engaging the public through your research presentations. We’ll talk about some different styles of presenting commonly used at public engagement events (e.g Pecha Kucha, or “TED Talk” style), as well as talking about summarising a difficult topic into a presentation without needing to “dumb down” research.

As part of the session we’ll invite you to present part of an upcoming presentation you may have (1 or 2 slides in no more than 5 minutes), to give you the chance to hear feedback from the group on how you can improve.

Who Should Attend?

University of Warwick Research Active Staff (research, academic or teaching contracts) and PhD Students.

Anyone who wants to deliver presentations to a non-specialist audience as part of their public engagement.

Workshop Objectives

  • To provide an overview of different presentation styles you might not have thought of
  • To provide you useful tips for presenting to a public audience
  • To help you consider who your public are, and what kind of presentation works for them
  • To give you the opportunity to share part of a presentation and receive feedback from critical friends.

Quote from a delegate who attended this workshop on 25 April 2018

"Doing the mock presentation to your colleagues from different disciplines was an extremely useful exercise, and would benefit a future public engagement event.”
Deepak Parashar, Assistant Professor, Warwick Medical School

Feedback from 25 April 2018 and 4 May 2018 cohort

Led by:
Public Engagement Team and LDC/RAS (Sandy Sparks)

Further Public Engagement Workshops

Introduction to Public Engagement
Date: TBA
Resource Bank Page

Evaluating Your Public Enagement Activity
Date: TBA
Resource Bank Page

Digital Public Engagement Techniques
Date: TBA
Resource Bank Page

Public Engagement Exhibitions: Working with Museums/Galleries
Date: TBA
Resource Bank Page 

** To register your interest in any of the Public Engagement Workshops visit the workshop webpage (link above).**



To Apply:
If you would to register your interest in future events please use the link below:

Register your Interest

TBA (Academic Year 2018/19)



Giving Great Public Engagement Presentations
Resource Bank Page

Any questions?

Workshop content: Naomi Kay Engagement Officer


Sandy Sparks Learning and Development Centre. Ext: 74121

Workshop arrangements: Jane Cooper Learning and Development Centre. Ext: 24893