XDOC2007 Conference presentations (2 cr)

Study level:
Postgraduate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


Presenting at conferences constitutes an invaluable opportunity for doctoral researchers at all stages to communicate their research. Lately, a variety of new presentation formats, including work-in-progress papers (WIPs), lightning papers, and online presentations, have gained in popularity. This course helps PhD researchers to plan, prepare, and deliver the presentation of their choice, including traditional conference presentations. Participants are given the opportunity to provide and receive peer feedback.

Main content:

  • Common types of conference presentations (CPs) and their structure.
  • Tips for presenting at CPs.
  • CP introductions and attention getters.
  • The body of CPs – sequencing your evidence to support your claims.
  • Powerful conclusions.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, participants are expected to…

  • give a well-structured presentation that effectively communicates their research findings to the audience.
  • use self-assessment and peer feedback to identify particular strengths and areas for improvement.
  • both conduct and participate in Q/A sessions at mock conference presentations.

Additional information

For any questions concerning this course, please contact the course-specific responsible teacher and not the curriculum-level responsible teacher whose contact information you see on this page. You can find the course teachers and their contact information by going to Completion methods -> Teaching -> Basic Information. 

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
80% attendance, class participation, and submission of all required assignments.
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail