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Meeting Room 2, Charles Darwin House 2, 107 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TZ

This half-day course is for those who have had little experience of giving presentations

Booking deadline extended with limited places remaining - please register soon to secure your place!

Who is this course for?

This half-day course is for those who have had little experience of giving presentations.

What does this course cover?

  •     Practical exercise on personal presentation and body language
  •     Structuring your presentation
  •     Uses and abuses of visual aids with a focus on Powerpoint
  •     Meeting the needs of your audience
The course will be run in an interactive style, where participation of course attendees will be encouraged.

Course trainer

Course tutor Sue Smith is professor in medical education and director of teaching at the National Heart and Lung Institute, a constituent of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. She graduated with a first class BSc pharmacology from the University of Liverpool before moving to London to study for a part-time PhD in biochemistry, investigating the effects of tobacco smoke on proteolytic activity at the lung surface.

In 2007 she was the recipient of a Rector's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Holding leadership roles relating to educational activity provides her with excellent opportunities to undertake educational research. One of her current interests is in understanding how we can help undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees learn more effectively.

Certification and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All attendees on this course will receive a certificate of attendance.

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 12 CPD points.

We evaluate all of our training events, to make sure that we maintain a high quality of training.

The learning style of this course will be ‘hands on' and interactive, therefore capacity is limited to 10 places which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


Society members - £75 + VAT
Staff of HUBS members, and staff and members of Member Organisations and SCAS members  - £100 +VAT
Non-members - £150 + VAT

Non-members who have completed a membership application and made payment can also benefit from the discounted member rate.

Group-booking discounts of up to 10% are now available, for Members and Member Organisations who would like to send four or more of their staff on this course. If you would like to make a group booking please contact our training officer.


For further information about the event and to register your interest, please email our training officer

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation with over 10 working days' notice = 100% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with 5-10 working days' notice = 50% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with less than 5 working days' notice = 0% refund

The Royal Society of Biology reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training event up to 10 working days before the event is due to take place. A full refund will be issued.

If the Royal Society of Biology is required to cancel or reschedule a training event with under 10 working days' notice due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued and 50% of attendee pre-paid travel will be compensated.