Teamwork or collaborative group projects are a key part of the student experience and of assessments on many courses. They require you to work with other students from your course or even sometimes from other subject areas.
To get the most from a collaborative project, it is important to listen to others, share ideas and take on a variety of roles. As well as giving you a better chance of obtaining a higher grade, being able to assist others and progress yourself is an essential part of university life and the real world after graduation.
With online learning becoming the norm it will be more common for you to meet with your assigned teams online rather than in person. Using tools like Microsoft teams to collaborate will help you communicate with your team and share your work.
Presentations are another form of assessment used on many courses. Getting up in front of people and presenting your ideas or views on a topic can be daunting, but preparing and practising in advance will help. You can also get tips and advice from other students via the video and links below.
- Take a bottle of water with you. When you need time to think, or simply a break in talking, a drink could be the perfect opportunity.
- Don’t be scared of silence.
- Loosen up and take a relaxed stance when talking.
- Get a good night’s sleep and wear a smart outfit in which you feel confident.
- Listen to other people’s presentations with interest; this will make them more likely to be respectful when listening to you.
Groupwork & Presentations - Skills for Study
All University of Lincoln students have access to the learning resource hub Skills for Study, provided by the Library.
Follow this link to a – Groupwork & Presentations module and complete topics on:
- Presentation skills
You will need to login using your University of Lincoln credentials to access this learning resource, use the Get started with Skills for Study guide for help accessing and using the modules.