Preparing and Delivering Lectures

Years: 1,2,3


It has become commonplace for the lecture to be derided as an outmoded and inefficient vehicle for teaching/delivering information. More often than not, however, it is the lecturer, rather than the lecture, that is the cause of the problem. Lectures require careful preparation and a premium is placed on effective and dynamic delivery. This session will consider the main functions of a lecture and what makes a lecture excellent, before providing a step-by-step guide to preparation and delivery, including slide preparation and style, the commentary style and its relationship to the slides, and preparing the lecture theatre to maximise your impact.

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  • Simon Watts

    Dr Simon Watts is a Postgraduate Research Training Coordinator for the Faculty of Social Sciences in University of East Anglia.  He teaches the majority of the sessions on the UEA Online Training Series which are open to Ulster PhD Researchers as part of the overall Researcher Development Programme. The Online Training Series offers research and professional training skills training for PhD Researchers in a ‘live-taught’ online format.  Training session are delivered via a virtual classroom on Tuesday evenings between 7pm-9pm.

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain C of the Vitae Framework: Engagement, influence and impact which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • D1: Working with others
  • D2: Communication and dissemination
  • D3: Engagement and impact
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework