Thursday, 20 February 2014

A PhD in one sentence

As part of our Agri-Food Graduate Development Programme (AFGDP), we had a fun session about research communication.
Groups of four PhD researchers wrote a one (or two...) sentence summary of their project, and selected one to go forward to a class competition.
The prize...a box of Ferraro Rocher. The outcome ... as follows:

Thursday, 6 February 2014

And our next speaker is….
Fergus McAuliffe in action at a packed TEDxDublin
- read on to find out how he prepares for presentations...
The hot seat. You’re in it. About to stand up and present your work in front of 100 members of the public. People who you don’t know you at all. People who know even less about what you research. Your palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. Rapping in Detroit it seems, is just like presenting to the public. You shift in your seat.

We’ve all been in a similar presenting scenario to this at some point. But it doesn’t have to be like this.
To help, below are five tips. Not quite learned on the streets of Detroit, but useful nonetheless.