Tutorials and Seminars
Tutorials and seminars are an important part of your learning experience at university. Actively participating and exchanging ideas with other students in a group environment enables you to improve your communication skills and learn together.
Assertiveness is behaviour which helps individuals to communicate clearly and confidently their needs, wants and feelings to others without negatively impacting their rights in any way (Lindenfield, 1992). Below you will find a virtual workshop and some resources for developing assertive behaviour in your studies and during your time at university.
Giving a presentation at University can be overwhelming, so it is important to develop your confidence in this area. The resources below give an overview of both oral and poster presentations, providing important tips along the way.
Top Tip: less is more when it comes to PowerPoint. You want to grab the attention of your audience, but not distract them too much from what you are saying. Usually short bullet points or diagrams work best.
University of Kent's tips to improve various communication skills
University of Leicester's various resources for improving presentation skills
Information on preparing and presenting; and great tips for group presentations