These are a series of virtual lectures and workshops based on the highly successful seminars run at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS.

The courses focus around practical skills - making a presentation, writing a CV, handling the media, facing interviews, speaking in public, speechwriting and writing for news.  The aim is to teach you practical skills you can take away for work and academic life.  

Some of the workshops are dependent on you submitting a 3 minute presentation, which you can record on a phone, tablet or PC.   There is no one correct way of doing a presentation and we want to assess your natural style, rather than prescribe a rigid template.   We often find that things people most worry about in presentations can be tuirned round to their advantage - by being yourself rather than Obama/Blair/Jobs you are much more likely to succeed.