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might sound like a stupid question but how often do you have to give presentations at uni (if at all) ?? i'm going to be studying psychology,, not sure if that has any bearing on the amount lol
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might sound like a stupid question but how often do you have to give presentations at uni (if at all) ?? i'm going to be studying psychology,, not sure if that has any bearing on the amount lol
Hi there,

It can vary dramatically from course to course and even from university to university. Generally, most courses that are 'classroom-based' include an element of presentation work whether it be summative (counts towards your final grade) or formative (marked but not towards your final grade, a practice if you like). It's like to be a combination of exam, coursework and practical/presentation work that makes up your final grade, for a definitive answer, I would suggest trying to get hold of your programme leader, who will be able to tell you how each module is assessed.

You may also find this information on the university's website. Our BSc Psychology page for example lists the modules and has some detail on how you'll be assessed.

Hope this helps

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might sound like a stupid question but how often do you have to give presentations at uni (if at all) ?? i'm going to be studying psychology,, not sure if that has any bearing on the amount lol
Hi there

What university will you be studying Psychology at? It will vary depending on your university and different modules you take. You could always go to your course page and have a look at the modules and see how they're assessed if you already have that information.

I'm a Psychology student currently on placement, so far on my course I have done around 2 presentations and most of them have been in groups. When it gets to final year, you can often choose some modules and you can also see how they're assessed and whether there is any presentations if that makes sense

I hope this helps, if you have any questions please let me know!
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Probably varies a lot across unis and courses. When I was doing engineering at Exeter I think we only had to do two presentations that were in any sense formal; one in first year, which we just presented on any topic we wanted (was one of those "transferable skills" check things in a module that acted as a catch all for those) and one in second year for our second year independent project.

The first year one was done to a small group of about 5 other students plus the PGTA marking it, while the second year one I'm not sure how others did it but mine I just did individually with the lecturer (it was actually done in the mechanical lab where he was working because I had offered to do mine the week after term ended since I was staying in the city and they had issues timetabling everyone and asked for volunteers for doing it the week after term ended!).

Note that in my current studies where I have seminars, while I don't have to "present" in these as such normally, there is an expectation to actively participate in the discussions. This might be something that features in psychology courses too? Noodlzzz might be able to advise on whether that is similar to the format of psychology teaching in her experience, or indeed on the matter of presentations specifically!
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At UCL psych we had to do a few presentations a year. Sometimes on your own, sometimes in ‘2’s or groups. As they were in seminars they didn’t count towards official grade
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might sound like a stupid question but how often do you have to give presentations at uni (if at all) ?? i'm going to be studying psychology,, not sure if that has any bearing on the amount lol
Hello,

At the University of Liverpool, psychology students tend to do a few presentations a year, depending on the modules.

The presentations vary in terms of assessed/not assessed, how many people they are infront of, and if they are individual or group work.

I hope this helps!

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might sound like a stupid question but how often do you have to give presentations at uni (if at all) ?? i'm going to be studying psychology,, not sure if that has any bearing on the amount lol
Definitely varies on the course and the uni you're at. Does it mention anything on your course page? On our Psychology course, we're often asked to present ideas to other students and develop concepts within groups but it's more of a discussion than a formal presentation if that makes sense and it's very collaborative. My advice would be to find any freshers groups for the university you've applied for and ask the same question in there. Chances are it'll be filled with current students who can give you a better answer. You could also sign up for an online open day, many universities involve current students in these so it will give you the chance to ask any questions you may have.
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