University College for Interdisciplinary Learning

Communicating with Confidence

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Course Details

  • Level: 2
  • Credit load: 10


This course unit provides you with the skills and the confidence that will empower you to communicate, inform, inspire and motivate.

This unit is an experiential one, both interactive and participative and aims to develop an understanding of communicating with confidence in a variety of contexts and for a variety of audiences.

It is an interdisciplinary unit that is co-taught by academics across disciplines. This interdisciplinary nature means that you will be introduced to a wide range of perspectives, methodologies and epistemologies.

The unit is extremely useful in terms of communicating within a professional or personal context, and will be of great benefit to you when presenting within the University, at job interviews and in the workplace.

To watch a short video on this unit, click on this link: Communicating with Confidence


Summary of Learning Outcomes

  • An awareness of their own presentational style and of how this style might be perceived by others;
  • An awareness of the key aspects of successful and impactful communication and presentations;
  • The development of presence in front of an audience;
  • Skills in communicating for a variety of types, and size, of audience;
  • Skills in the ability to influence and persuade an audience;
  • An awareness of how to communicate complex data;
  • Understanding of the use of social media as an effective communication tool;
  • Skills, and confidence, in performing on a stage and in front of an audience.



  1. 2,000 word reflective essay - 50%
  2. Individual Presentation or joint performance - 50%


This course is only open to undergraduate students.

University College course units are available to take on programmes which have 'free choice' options available to them (i.e. programmes which allow you, as part of the degree programme, to take a number of credits from subject areas outside of your home school). As these courses are credit bearing, you therefore must enrol by following the standard procedure for your school when adding units outside of your home school.

If you are not sure whether you will be able to enrol in University College courses, please contact your School Undergraduate Office to find out whether these options are available for your degree programme.


Dr Elaine Clark

Teaching and Learning Methods


Group 1
1 - 12Monday13:00 - 15:00
Group 2
1 - 12Monday15:00 - 17:00

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