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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 participants will have:

  • Looked at networking tips and tricks to meet the audience
  • Worked on a variety of short pitches – written and verbal
  • Received feedback on their pitches
  • Pitched for a variety of audiences


PGR and ECRs/Research Staff 

number of places


course leader

Dr Emma Williams


Information about the next scheduled course, and how to apply for a place, are in our course programme.

rdf skills

D2, D3

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