XENA008 Academic Writing Modules: Conference Presentations (2 op)



By the end of the module participants are expected to:

- use self-assessment, and peer and instructor feedback to identify particular strengths and areas for improvement in their personal presentation style
- give a well-structured presentation that effectively communicates information and expertize to a discipline specific audience
- handle discussion in a multicultural and multilingual environment as presenter and chair


The conference presentation module is intended for doctoral and post-doctoral students, and university researchers and staff. This module follows a conference simulation format and focuses on developing conference skills. Participants will prepare and deliver a short (15-minute) conference presentation, which will be video-recorded for individual feedback. Chairing skills will also be reviewed and practiced.


Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments. Final grading is based on the applicable grading scale for the course.