PhD Plus - How to Create an Engaging Oral Presentation

Hybrid - New Cabell Hall, Language Commons (Suite 298); Register for Zoom Link

PhD Plus is excited to co-host a series of Research Presentation Workshops over the coming months in collaboration with the planning committees for the Diversifying Research Scholarship Conference, Graduate Biosciences Research Symposium, Hunter Research Student Conference (HRSC), Huskey Exhibition, and UVA Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS). This series is designed to support all graduate and undergraduate students who are planning to present at both on- and off-Grounds conferences in 2024, and includes sessions centered on 1) drafting abstracts for symposiums/conferences, 2) designing engaging presentations and posters, and 3) improving students’ oral and poster presentation skills.

The second session, How to Create an Engaging Oral Presentation," will take place from 3:00-4:30 pm on Friday, February 23, in the New Cabell Hall, Language Commons (Suite 298). This 1.5-hour workshop will highlight ways you can intrigue your audience by presenting your research in a way that is both understandable and memorable. Members of the PhD Plus team will share tips on how to design your slides to complement your presentation style—enabling you to deliver a polished and professional research presentation.  


We encourage you to join us in person in the New Cabell Hall, Language Commons (Suite 298), which is located on the 2nd floor nearest Rouss and Robertson Hall. There are elevators at either end of the building. Please look for the PhD Plus banner when you arrive, and note that the room we using is the larger room to the left of The Alcove, which shares the same room number.




The third and final session in this series, “How to Design an Effective Research Poster” will take place at 3:00 PM on Friday, March 1, in Thornton Hall, Rodman Room A238 (Engineering School). Click here to learn more.

If you missed the first session of this series, "Strategies for Drafting a Compelling Conference Abstract: Recommendations, Tips, and How to Make it Resonate with the Program Committee," email Sam Lake ([email protected]) to receive a link to the recordings and workshop resources.