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PowerPoint Presentation

User: Hugh - 22 March 2010 17:11

Hi all, :)

I have a PhD studentship interview, as I've mentioned in previous threads.

I have two questions:

a) I have to do a 5 minute presentation, should I use a powerpoint presentation? I know I could do fine without it, but my friend said if I prepare one and use it, it shows that I have made an effort.

b) Has anyone used a powerpoint for a PhD interview/presentation? Is it possible you could kindly show me a copy of it, just so I know I'm on the right track. Would be much appreciated :)

User: MissGeography - 22 March 2010 19:21


I didn't have to give a presentation (or even an interview, damn my uni seems so easy compared to elsewhere!), but I would definitely use Powerpoint if I had to. Gives you something to focus on, looks really professional, gives you a chance to show off your presenting/lecturing skills, and I personally think that it makes presenting so much easier! For 5 minutes though, try to keep the number of slides/text on them to a minimum - just key points. :-)

Good luck with it - hope you get it. xx

User: Hugh - 22 March 2010 19:26


Thank you :)

User: NapoleonofCrime - 22 March 2010 19:36

I checked this out before my interview, and was explicitly told that no visual presentation was necessary or expected. Good luck!

User: Hugh - 22 March 2010 20:06

Quote From NapoleonofCrime:

I checked this out before my interview, and was explicitly told that no visual presentation was necessary or expected. Good luck!
I checked with them and they said that equipment would be available if required.

User: DanB - 22 March 2010 21:19

You'll probably end up giving powerpoint presentations throughout a PhD so it's no harm to do one for this presentation - it's fairly standard format by now. I used powerpoint for a presentation for one PhD i applied for and also for a couple of jobs as well. I would offer to send it to you but I have no idea where it is as it was several years ago now!

User: Hugh - 23 March 2010 14:38

Quick question: Is it OK if I use the university in question's logo in my presentation?

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User: Thesisfun - 03 August 2018 19:00

Given the question was posed 8 years ago, suspect the OP has made their decision by now!

User: aliceknowles - 10 November 2018 21:03

He has definitely decided, but the thread may be found by others and help them a lot

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