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CSCU9Z7 Honours Projects Autumn/Spring 2017-18
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Final Presentations

At the end of your project you are required to give a brief oral presentation of your project results. Presentations are given to your fellow class-mates, staff, and possibly visitors, third years and MSc students. There will be a number of sessions, and each session will be chaired by a different member of staff.

The presentation is not assessed in itself, but is taken into account when the presentational aspects of your work are graded.

Each presentation lasts 10 minutes, including a few minutes for questions. Time keeping will be strictly managed by the chair of each session.

Students presenting should turn up early with their talks on USB memory sticks, suitable for Powerpoint projection on Windows 7. They will all be copied to the PC desktop at the start of each session, to ensure a seamless switch between talks.

Note: There will be no opportunity for connecting students' own laptops to the projector, nor for giving live demonstrations during any talk - this is simply to make sure that the sessions proceed as smoothly as possible. Students are welcome to give informal demonstrations after the talks.

The schedule of presentations is given here.

All project students are expected to attend all the talks.


There is no prescribed format for the Powerpoint presentations. You should discuss content with your supervisor. However, here are some general ideas:

  • Concentrate on giving a general audience an understandable idea of what you have been doing, why and how it turned out.
  • Remember that most of the audience may not be familiar with the technology that you have been using, so too much detail is usually not appropriate.
  • Slides should not contain large blocks of text. Use bullet points and talk around them.
  • Screenshots and diagrams are good - it is easy to talk naturally about them, and easy for the audience to appreciate.
  • About one slide per minute.
  • Practise your timing!

Updated 11/04/18 17:39
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