This interactive session will discuss the benefits of skilled oral communication, what commonly limits participation in oral communication, what constructive feedback is and how it can “make or break” communication ability, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles to success in communication.

Specific strategies will presented regarding verbal and non‐verbal communication to optimise audience engagement, PowerPoint figure development, and practice strategies to facilitate further presentation ability following the interactive session.

This session is recommended for students in Levels 2 and 3.

Please be aware that this is a repeat session that has been offered in previous years.

Please note: Semester 2, 2017 will be the final semester that Symposium Series sessions are held, and your last chance to attend 3 to count as one supplementary activity. Don't miss out!

About Symposium Series

As a participant of the UQ Employability Award program, you will have exclusive access to the Symposium Series.

These sessions bring together UQ academics, visiting scholars, alumni, and industry contacts to discuss a broad range of topics designed especially to support your professional development and help you translate your skills into practice in the workplace.

Attending three symposia can count towards the Award as a supplementary activity. You will need to register your attendance through StudentHub.

Please note: Semester 2, 2017 will be the final semester that Symposium Series sessions are held, and your last chance to attend 3 to count as one supplementary activity. Don't miss out!

Session topics

Session topics will span across a range of professional and personal development themes. Each session has been classified into a recommended level to help you select the sessions which are most relevant to you to complement your studies:

  • Level 1: Years 1/2 (for students new to UQ or early stages of their current program)
  • Level 2: Years 2/3 (for students in the middle of their program)
  • Level 3: Years 3/4/Honours (for students nearing the end of their program)