Deadline: 14th November 2018
- 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 undergraduates 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.
“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)