Academic presentations: further resources & references

For more support and opportunities to practise English, please refer to the services below: 

The university’s Writing Advisory Service (WAS) offers one to one tutorials with our expert English tutors to discuss your writing. 

The Departmental Language Programme offers in-department support and lessons for students who would like to develop their academic English and communication skills. 

The Dyslexia/SpLD tutorial service is a one‐to‐one specialist tutorial service for students who have a formal identification of a specific learning difference, like dyslexia. Students who use this service may come from any department, and any type of course offered by The University of Sheffield.

Our English Language Support (ELS) courses are provided for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Sheffield who would like to develop their academic literacy, English language and communication skills. If you scored a 6.5 or less on your latest IELTS, you will benefit from additional English language support.

Other useful links and resources related to academic presentations


AlBogami, A., (2021). Barriers and facilitators to accessing health care among rural areas in Saudi Arabia: scoping review. [Kaltura Presentation]. Speaking Skills for Research: Final Presentations, Doctoral Development Programme. 2 June. [Accessed 12 July 2021]. Available from: (Note: The student has given permission to the ELTC to use her work)

Chivers, B. and Shoolbred, M., (2007). A Student′s Guide to Presentations: Making your Presentation Count [online]. London: SAGE Publications. [Viewed 9 August 2021]. Available from: ProQuest Ebook Central. 

Delle, S., (2017). There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health [online]. TED Talks. [Viewed 13 August 2021]. Available from: link 

Gillet, A., (2021). Features of academic spoken English: complexity [online]. Using English for Academic Purposes. [Viewed 10 July 2021]. Available from: 

Shultz, J. M., Baingana, F. and Neria, Y., (2015). The 2014 Ebola Outbreak and Mental Health: Current Status and Recommended Response. The Journal of the American Medical Association [online]. 313(6), 567–568. [Viewed 5 August 2021]. Available from: doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.17934

University of Reading., (2021). Doctoral Research Conference 2021 [online]. YouTube. [Viewed 27 July 2021]. Available from: