Giving a lecture (ILT007)


This course explores a range of lecturing styles and techniques, providing participants with an opportunity to practise organising information in meaningful ways and to develop their own preferred styles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the purposes of a lecture
  • Consider how to plan and design a lecture
  • Consider how support materials, teaching aids and technology can be used to make a lecture more effective
  • Explore a range of lecturing styles and techniques

What participants have told us:

- "This Canvas course has been really helpful and I anticipate that I will come back to it numerous times to follow the discussions on this page, and to revisit the resources on the previous parts of the course."

- "Being made aware of techniques on how to manage the space, enable audience participation/engagement and using specific body language has been really helpful and I will make sure I utilise these tips and tricks moving forwards!"

- "I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I started it with the intention of doing as little as possible but I found myself to be taken by the valuable tips and real life experiences of academics that have been in the field for many many years. Many thanks!"

Format and Requirements

All our courses are available on-line, so that you can take them at a time that suits you, from wherever you are based, and will have access to the materials throughout  your time at the UoB.

You are required to spend up to three hours working through an ILT. Your participation will only be registered after you completed the course, and you have actively contributed to the discussion task. Your deadline is the end of the month that you have been registered. If you were registered in the last week of a month, then the end of the next month is your deadline. Each academic year you will be able to participate in our ILT courses from the beginning of September until the end of June. 

Note that we have aimed to make the Canvas courses as accessible as possible but that we will also be happy to provide material in alternative formats; just let us know what you need. 


 To request a place please complete the online booking form. 

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Please note that bookings will be processed within two working days, and that all confirmations and course information will be sent to your university email address.


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