How to stand up and be heard

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Date: 07 February 2018
Venue: Room 4AF012, City Campus at Arnolfini
Time: 13:30 - 16:30

How to attend

If you are interested in attending this event, please register via InfoHub.

Please note: All participants who attended the previous week's or any previous 'How to stand up and be heard' workshop will have the opportunity to attend a follow-up workshop to practice a presentation using the strategies gained from attending the initial workshop. See Study Skills Events for details of follow-up workshops.

Please do your best to attend (and cancel your place if you are unable to do so) as non-attendance may threaten the future running and provision of this workshop.

Please note: All staff and students have swipe access at the Prince Street entrance and should use this as the main entrance to the building.*

About the workshop

This workshop uses a non-threatening approach to share ideas and strategies to help build confidence in public speaking. The focus will be on enabling students to fundamentally change their attitude and current approach to presentations/public speaking.

You will not be required to deliver a presentation as part of this session.

Objectives of workshop

  • To support teaching and learning related to your fear of presentations/public speaking
  • To identify and discuss some of the issues/fears associated with presenting/public speaking
  • To review strategies and an approach that may help you to manage your fear of presenting/public speaking
  • To review the overall benefits of public speaking a transferable skill for your university, life and future employment
  • To discuss and identify available resources to support students with these important transferable skills.

Research study

We are conducting a research study on student fear of public speaking and will be sending all participants an information sheet/consent form and four open ended questions to complete for the study. There is no obligation to participate in this research study, you may withdraw from the study at any time and this would not affect your attendance at the SUBH workshop. All participation in the study is anonymous. If you need further clarification on any aspects of this study or the written information please contact

Meet your workshop facilitator

Dr Rob Grieve is a senior lecturer in Physiotherapy at UWE Bristol. As a person who has stuttered since childhood, he has found that his many years of teaching/public speaking experience had been hugely beneficial in the successful self-management of his speech dysfluency and anxiety in public speaking. The approach to help those who stutter gain confidence in public speaking is similar for people who are fluent.Rob was presented with the VC Staff Excellence Enabling award for his 'Stand Up and Be Heard' Workshops in 2017.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which contributes towards the UWE Futures Award.

If you have any questions or any accessibility needs, please do contact us.

*A video-intercom has been fitted at the Prince Street entrance and links to the InfoPoint on the fourth floor. UWE Bristol visitors, or students/staff who have forgotten their swipe cards should use this to gain access to the building, reporting to InfoPoint on the fourth floor to be issued with a temporary/visitor swipe card. These need to be returned at the end of the day.

Cost: Free

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