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Researcher Development

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  • The Presentation Skills Toolkit
    Moodle: a flexible toolkit of ideas and strategies you can try out to improve your own presentations.

  • Engaged Researcher
    Live: a series of online workshops by the Public Engagement team covering a whole range of topics from research storytelling to podcasts, film-making and engaging kids. You can work towards a Certificate by completing multiple courses.

  • Public Speaking and Presentations
    Video: Simon Hall, former BBC News Correspondent and current lecturer and coach at the University of Cambridge, discusses public speaking and giving presentations.

  • Presenting Online
     Dr Steve Cross, public engagement and communications specialist, discusses how to improve your online presentation skills in a 5-part series.

  • Presenting with Impact
    Video: how to present with impact.

  • Master Confident Presentations
    LinkedIn Learning: learn the difference between surviving a presentation and delivering a confident and engaging talk your audience will love.

  • Creating a Conference Poster
    Live: tips and resources to help with the content and presentation in order to ensure you communicate your research effectively.

  • Building your Online Profile
    LibGuide: as a researcher, your online presence offers many rich opportunities. Learn how to make yourself visible in ways that suit you, and to make the most of an ORCiD profile and Cambridge Symplectic Elements account.


AHSS-specific courses

  • Basic Presentation Skills
    Video: learn how to create and deliver an effective presentation.

  • Advanced Presentation Skills
    Live: an opportunity for practical experience of presenting within a supportive environment.

  • Becoming a Public Intellectual
    Video: a discussion of the opportunities and challenges presented by online platforms to the work of the public intellectual, and how PhD students can best utilise these platforms to disseminate ideas and engage new audiences.


STEMM-specific courses