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 Attendance at MRE sessions counts towards Postgraduate Researcher training hours.  Add details to your eProg record following our MRE_eProg_guide.pdf.

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Enhance your Public Speaking Skills using Improvisation Techniques

In this fully interactive workshop you will learn a range of improvisation techniques that will improve your confidence about public speaking and informal networking.

Improvisation is a form of unscripted theatre that relies on heightened communication and creativity. Aside from performance, it can be also be used to promote teamwork, enhance presentation skills and ease social anxiety. We will focus on the application of improvisation for improving public speaking skills and will provide you with practical exercises to help you build confidence in communicating with a variety of audiences.

Learn to be more present, feel confident speaking in any setting and embrace failure.

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.

Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Thu 7 Jul 2022, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 18 Aug 2022, 14:00 - 15:15 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more