Conference Skills and Effective Communication Workshop

August 30, 2019

Dr Krystyna Haq, Graduate Education Officer at UWA, recently stopped by OceanWorks to present a workshop on Conference Skills and Effective Communication to PhD students from the OFFshore ITRH and the Oceans Graduate School (OGS).

Dr Haq has worked in the area of science communication for over 15 years and runs a wide range of programs for UWA research students.

This very popular workshop covered the four stages of structuring a conference presentation: planning, preparation, practice and performance, as well as providing practical advice on how to design a conference poster to achieve maximum effect.  Dr Haq provided guidance on the best way to visually communicate one’s research during a conference, with the ultimate aim of reaching a wider audience. The use of a presentation as an opportunity to raise your profile and advertise your work was highlighted. The use of a well designed poster to provide the opportunity to unlock opportunities for networking and discussion was reinforced.

Students will put these new found skills to the test at the upcoming Engineering and Mathematical Sciences HDR Conference at UWA.

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