Supporting Future Researchers of NZ

Each year the University of Auckland runs a two day Research Induction Course which also includes a half day workshop on presentation skills, facilitated this week by Suzanne Wilson on behalf of ProFormance.

This course is designed specifically for new post graduate research students from the faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to give an intensive introduction to essential research skills and to help them have the most efficient start to their period of research.

The Presentation Skills workshop covered key elements such as:

  • Interpersonal skills for effective presentations
  • Planning & structure of the presentation
  • Maximising the use of visual Aids
  • Involving the Audience

With over 50 students in attendance, Suzanne had her hands full but with the help of a “runner” on the day it was a great success and provided fantastic support to the future researchers of New Zealand.