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    I'm a while off uni since I'm only 15 but would like to know if doing presentations in university is a common thing. I am wanting to study astronomy in the future and was wondering if that meant it was less likely that I would have to do many presentations? I'm painfully shy when it comes to talking infront of a crowd so I'm hoping there aren't many.
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    (Original post by Ultraviolet545)
    I'm a while off uni since I'm only 15 but would like to know if doing presentations in university is a common thing. I am wanting to study astronomy in the future and was wondering if that meant it was less likely that I would have to do many presentations? I'm painfully shy when it comes to talking infront of a crowd so I'm hoping there aren't many.
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    (Original post by Ultraviolet545)
    I'm a while off uni since I'm only 15 but would like to know if doing presentations in university is a common thing. I am wanting to study astronomy in the future and was wondering if that meant it was less likely that I would have to do many presentations? I'm painfully shy when it comes to talking infront of a crowd so I'm hoping there aren't many.
    As above, it varies a lot per uni not just course.

    But some sort of presentation is very likely. Pretty much everyone I know at numerous universities and on different courses has had to do some kind of presenting in one form or another.

    I completely understand your fears, but if you have to do one you can get through it and it does get easier.
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    It depends, although I think generally speaking science degrees try and get you to do some sort of presentation at some point. My University and department like to do it especially regularly because we generally have quite large numbers of each year going on to do postgraduate research and that sort of skill is very important there.
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    It's nigh on impossible to say. I think during my 3 years at uni I've done one presentation so far, on the other hand some of my flatmates have presentations every couple of weeks.

    You've got 3 years to improve your public speaking skills though so you should be fine, I wouldn't worry about it being a problem once you get to uni.
 
 
 
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