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Skills Team Workshops: Creating a PowerPoint presentation: basic techniques

Creating a PowerPoint presentation: basic techniques

About this workshop

Workshop description

Being able to create an effective academic presentation starts by learning the basic techniques. This workshop uses MS PowerPoint and shows you all you need to know about dealing with text, images, videos and simple animations.

We recommend that undergraduate students follow this workshop by attending the "Structuring and designing effective academic presentations" workshop or webinar. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Add, format, move and resize text, textboxes, images and shapes
  • Insert videos and create simple animations
  • Play and control a slide show

Who this workshop is for

Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students who are relatively new to using presentation software.


This workshop is run by an Academic & Library Specialist from the Brynmor Jones Library Skills Team.

Workshop format & availability

Register for this workshop

To book your place on this workshop, click on one of the dates below to access the booking form.

Relevant SkillsGuides

More information on this topic can be found on the following SkillsGuides:

Academic presentations