The resources included on this page are designed to help you assess and develop your oral communicaion skills.
What's it all about?
At university we are involved in contributing to discussions and debates in seminars and workshops and giving individual and group presentations. This website offers a range of resources, including video clips, discussion points, downloadable guidance and self-assessment tools, to help you to develop oral communication techniques.
Assess your skills
You will gain confidence in your oral presentation skills If you systematically self-evaluate using the sorts of rating scales that are used by assessors. Try rating yourself as you practise your presentation – or pair up with a friend and do it together.
Top 3 activities
Taking part in seminars
Many people owe their success to their ability to to participate confidently in discussion. It is a major part of the process of learning. Working through this online resource will get you started.
Preparing and giving presentations
Learn how to prepare effectively for oral presentations.
Further activities and resources
Need to find out more? ...
Most books on 'Study Skills' will include sections on oral communication/presentations. You will also find whole books related to the topic on this list.