AH50050 Conference Presentation

Academic Year 2023/2024

Crafting abstracts, writing conference papers and presenting them for academic audiences are key skills of postgraduate training. PhD students enrolled in this module will present a paper at an academic conference (either in-person or virtual), attend workshops on conference paper writing and delivery, and complete a written post-conference self-assessment. Fulfilment of this credit will be determined by the Principal Supervisor and the Module Coordinator.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

This module recognizes the importance of academic conferences for the development of PhD students. Through conference participation, workshops, and self-assessment, the module allows students to develop essential skills, including:
-the writing of abstracts
-the writing of conference papers
-presentation and networking skills
-critical self-assessment of conference performance

Indicative Module Content:

The content of this module is customized to particular student needs, and may include: abstract-writing; budgeting for conference travel; effective presentations; Q&A practice; conference networking.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is structured around students' conference presentations, which represent active/task-based learning. Other approaches may include: writing assignments (including abstract writing); conference Q&A practice; conference performance self-assessment. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment: participation in workshops on aspects of conference paper writing and delivery; completion and delivery of conference paper; written self-assessment of conference performance Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive feedback from the module coordinator on their participation in the workshops, which will include active/task-based learning exercises. Students will be asked to self-assess their conference paper performance, and will receive feedback from the module coordinator and their supervisor on their paper.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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