Title Oral/Poster Communication


Module description

Students taking this module will present their research findings regularly in poster and/or oral format at local, national and international conferences. This module gives students the opportunity to learn how to present their research to peer audiences using both poster and oral presentations. Students will have opportunities to interact with peer audiences, answer questions and receive feedback on their research. Specifically, students must deliver

  • one oral presentation every year for three years within University of Galway AND
  • one poster presentation within University of Galway AND
  • one poster or oral presentation at a national conference AND
  • one poster or oral presentation at an international conference.

It is expected that students will improve their communications skills, both written and verbal, during this module and gain confidence in presenting their research to a peer audience.

Learning outcomes

  1. Prepare and present posters describing their research findings.
  2. Prepare and deliver oral presentations describing their research findings.
  3. Prepare and submit abstracts for a national and an international conference.
  4. Communicate their research findings to a peer audience and respond to questions and feedback.

Module resources/ Any other resources: Epigeum Conferences, Presenting & Networking, Poster Design 

Common Content for all supervisor-owned GS modules:

Teaching period all year

Module description The student should only register for this module in the academic year that they intend to complete the module.

Module content & assessment

Indicative content Completion of this module may require the student to attend workshops or seminars, complete training (including online training), maintain a reflective journal recording the student’s experience of their learning and/or completion of specific tasks or assessments. The content will be designed by the student’s supervisor so as to ensure that the student can achieve the module’s learning outcomes and that the supervisor can assess that the learning outcomes have been met by the student.

Department-based assessment

The research student’s supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the student has achieved the learning outcomes for this module and for recording this result in the student record system.

The supervisor will gather and retain written evidence that the student t has achieved the module’s learning outcomes. Each piece of evidence may only be used to demonstrate that the learning outcomes have been achieved for a specific module, i.e. no double-counting of learning achieved.

Results to be recorded on a Pass/Fail basis, with a Pass mark of 40%.

Each student may only receive credit for this module once.

Workload type/Independent & Directed Learning (non-contact)/

all learning and assessment activities/ all learning outcomes/100-125 hours for 5 ECTS

Any other resources: Online training materials are available on Blackboard 1GST1 in the Research Skills Training folder and in some cases the relevant GS module on Blackboard. Such resources include those from Epigeum.