Deadline: 8th November 2019
- As well as developing your communication skills, giving a talk can be a great way to organise thoughts related to your research and obtain valuable feedback.
- Due to time contraints, only graduate students will be permitted to give talks.
Guidelines and tips
- You may present your own research, a summary of the research conducted by your group, or a mixture of both.
- Talks will be for 10 minutes, followed by 2 minutes for questions and changeover of speakers.
- The audience will consist of graduates as well as others with a wide range of interests who may not be physicists. Talks should therefore be aimed at a general audience and should not be too technical. The skill and experience to be gained is in making the talk understandable to everyone.
- Chris Haniff will be doing short talk with tips on how to present at a conference on 31st October at 2pm in the Pippard Lecture Theatre. This is strongly reccommended for all those applying to present either a talk or a poster at the Graduate Student Conference.
“A valuable opportunity to practice synthesising my research for a broader audience.”
- Jackson Smith (High Energy Physics)
“It was a great experience to speak in front of such a friendly and engaging audience. Questions from people outside my own field really made me understand how I can best communicate my research. I believe the graduate student conference is a great opportunity to foster collaborations within the Cavendish and to learn about research beyond our own field.”
- Kerstin Goepfrich (Biological and Soft Systems)
“It was great getting feedback from researchers with various backgrounds.”
- Maxim Tabachnyk (Optoelectronics)
“Preparing this talk helped me consolidate my work into a coherent story, aiding my own understanding. I particularly encourage first-time speakers - this was my first talk, and delivering it in a familiar setting was helpful.”
- Jay Man (Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics)
“It was very encouraging to see the audience's reaction to my talk.”
- Alisha Cramer (Structure and Dynamics)
“The audience is on your side and very interested, giving a talk was good fun!”
- Carsten Schulte (Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics)
“I enjoyed the opportunity to become creative with the talk and
try new ways of putting things together for a general physics
- Vahe Tshitoyan (Microelectronics)