Skills Earth Sciences


Learning outcomes

At the end of this module you will be able to:

    • Prepare a scientific presentation efficiently
    • Successfully deliver your presentation with confidence and in a professional manner
    • Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses


In this resource module you will find presentation guidelines on how to prepare, present, and reflect on your presentations, as well as improve your body-language. It describes how you prepare for the audiences you may encounter during the master program. There are some tips and tricks to help improve your presentation skills during your study by reflecting on your own performance.

Presenting is an important way of communicating your work to an audience. There are many different presentation styles to choose from, which are linked to the setting and target audience. Giving your presentation your own personal touch keeps your audience interested and often makes your presentation more memorable. Tip: Grab an old presentation while you are reading through this module and see whether your preparation was sufficient. Ask yourself, “Does my presentation match the target audience? Is my core message clear?”. Feel free to skip to the sections of the module you feel you need.

You can access the different chapters of the writing module in the left menu. If you click on a specific chapter, a list of of specific subchapters appears. If you prefer a pdf-version of the module, you can download it here