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The aim of this course is to make sure others hear your message! Communicating your research ideas, selling your skills and experience or telling people about your business venture – all quick pitches that should leave the listener wanting to know more.


“Make the most of every opportunity” is often stated as key to a successful career but how can we make the most of those opportunities?

Using your research as a staring point this interactive course will have you practising a series of short pitches with your peers interspersed with tips and tricks. The aim is to hook the audience in whether it is about your research, your skills or a new business venture.

This course will cover:

  • Spoken pitches in variety of settings.
  • Written short pitches.
  • Networking tips.
  • Thinking about your audience.


By the end of this session you will:

  • Be familiar with the structure and elements of a pitch.
  • Have thought about the different audiences and meeting their needs.
  • Be practiced in delivering a variety of pitch elements.
  • Have feedback on my pitches and am able to reflect on what I can do to further enhance my performance.






16th November 2023  | 09.30 - 13.00


To book your place on Pitching yourself please click here.

Please note that this course has now moved online.


When registering for this course, please check our Terms and Conditions.


B3, C3, D2

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. 


The confidence that comes with attending the course I think will be of most use as I network with various people. I will try and integrate Emma’s suggestions when I talk to people but probably the best thing I learnt was to be confident and relaxed when speaking! But also to get the person you are speaking to talk about themselves. I will definitely change some of my publicly available 'pitches', such as LinkedIn profile, e-mail signature, etc. The course was very well done and I very much enjoyed it. I feel that I learnt a lot about communicating and would definitely recommend the course to my colleagues.

Summary of Training Terms & Conditions

Summary of training Terms & Conditions