Presentation 1: Project Concept

Tell the audience about your project.

Presentation Format

The format of these practice presentations is as follows:

  1. Individual presentations. Each student gives an individual presentation about their project.
  2. Duration: 2 minutes. Each student has 2 minutes to present. Students should aim to talk for exactly 2 minutes (plus/minus 15 seconds): not too long, nor too short.
  3. No supporting material. The student does NOT use a computer, whiteboard or other props. That is, this is NOT a powerpoint presentation. The student simply stands at the front of the room and talks for the allocated duration. Students should not use hand held notes (written or electronic).

Presentation Contents

What should you talk about?

  • Give an introduction to the topic. Explain what it is about.
  • Motivate the topic; explain why the topic is important, relevant and interesting.
  • What will you do? What will you develop?

After your presentation the audience should have a broad idea of what your project is about, why the project is important and what you will do. Your presentation does NOT have to follow the sections of the project concept document.


Each student must attend the entire session that they will present in (see Schedule below). For example, a student in session A1 must attend all other presentations in session A1 (from 9am to 10am). Students are not allowed to attend presentations from other groups.


Each student will evaluate all other presentations in their session. You will give a score of 1, 2 or 3 (1 is lowest, 3 is highest) for the items of:

  • Talking: are they clear? well-prepared? confident?
  • Motivation: did they explain what problem they are solving? why it needs solving?
  • Topic: did they explain what they will do/develop?

In addition, you will indicate the top/best presentations (in no particular order) as well as the bottom/worst presentations.

It is important that these evaluations are fair and thoughtful, e.g.:

  • Give a score based on the presentation, not based on what you know about the student or their project.
  • Be consistent in your scoring across groups.
  • Don't be too generous (or too mean). For example, the top scores should be given to only a few groups, not all groups.
  • Listen to all presentations; don't give random scores.

You may be penalised for giving inconsistent (e.g. everyone else gives 3, you give 1), unthoughtful scores (e.g. give everyone 3).

Below is an example of the evaluation form completed.

Example evaluation form

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