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

The Society has been providing this popular half-day course since 2014, to support those who would like to develop their presentation skills.

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.

Booking Deadline: 22 April

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 Professor Sue Smith FRSB 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.

How this course supports registers competencies: This course has been identified as supporting competency development for registered science technician. Competency area: Interpersonal Skills.
(NB: Our training is there to support your skills development and attending this course only is not sufficient to meet the registers' competency requirement, this should be supported by other evidence of your competence in this area).

Feedback from previous courses

Really interactive and fun

Met all my learning outcomes

In depth, good use of practical work

Well structured. There were a lot of opportunities for practice which was good.

Excellent, course well delivered.

The trainer is a good teacher. She explained things very well.   


Society members - £60 + VAT
Staff of HUBS members, and staff and members of Full and Supporting Member Organisations and SCAS members  - £100 +VAT
Non-members - £200 + 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.

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