Speak Up! An introduction to Public Speaking Short Course

Speak Up! An introduction to Public Speaking  Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance 

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

½ day

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Wednesday 21st June 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Do you feel daunted at the prospect of doing a speech or presentation? If so this half-day workshop is a great introduction to speaking up in front of an audience.

You will explore ways of creating a great talk, keeping your audience entertained and techniques to manage performance anxiety.

The workshop will be fun, relaxed and interactive using some improvisation techniques, please feel free to bring any materials along with you on the day.

Who should attend:

The workshop is designed as a general introduction for anyone who has to give a presentation or speech in the future.


Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination 

Academic Expertise

Lowri is a Lecturer in Psychological Interventions at UCLan, she has an MSc in Clinical Psychology and an Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Lowri has worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in the NHS since 2010, prior to that Lowri worked as an actress and drama coach and has extensive experience in public speaking.

Learning outcome & aims

During workshops participants will:

  • Learn how to build rapport with an audience
  • Explore what makes a great speech or presentation
  • Discover ways of managing anxiety on the day
  • Discover individual strengths and style
  • Practice techniques in order to improve confidence.


Industry links & professional accreditation

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Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808


About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400