Postgraduate Research &
Innovation Symposium (PRIS)

Presenters

Present at PRIS 2022
Follow these steps to apply for an oral or flash presentation at PRIS 2022.
Call for abstracts open

Follow these steps

  1. Download the registration form
  2. Download the abstract template
  3. Prepare the abstract by replacing the existing text in the template. DO NOT change the format.
  4. Save your abstract as an MS Word document with the file name in the following format: “Surname-firstname2022.docx”
  5. E-mail your abstract & registration forms (as attachments) to: researchday@ukzn.ac.za before Wednesday, 31 August 2022.

Oral presentations

  • Oral presenters are given a 20-minute time slot (15-minute presentation and 5 minutes’ question time). 
  • The presentation must be in either in Microsoft PowerPoint or PDF format.
  • If you are using PowerPoint, do not use any transitions or animations in your presentation.
  • You are not allowed any video files, audio files or links to websites in your presentation.
  • You are allowed to include images in your presentation.
  • Because your presentation will be shared on Zoom, it is advisable that you keep your presentation between 5 – 10 MB.

Flash presentations

  • Flash presenters are given a five-minute online session to illustrate their research.
  • A flash presentation comprises a maximum of three PowerPoint slides.
  • The presentation must be in either in Microsoft PowerPoint or PDF format.
  • If you are using PowerPoint, do not use any transitions or animations in your presentation.
  • You are not allowed any video files, audio files or links to websites in your presentation.
  • You are allowed to include images in your presentation.
  • Because your presentation will be shared on Zoom, it is advisable that you keep your presentation between 5 – 10 MB.

Things to note

The links to your session’s Zoom meeting will be placed on the PRIS home page on the day of the event.

You need to login 10 minutes before your session starts and you must stay for the entire session – make sure your video/ audio is off.

When it’s your turn to present, the Chair will call your name and the Technical Host will share your presentation on your behalf.

You will then be asked to switch your video/ audio on, as we want to see you deliver your presentation – this is mandatory.

You will be able to see your presentation being shared by the Technical Host.

When you want to move the next slide, you just simply have to say “next slide” and the Technical Host will change it for you. You will not be able to control the slides yourself.

If you experience any issues during the session, enter your queries in the Chat window and someone will attend to it.

 

Zoom guidelines

Make sure you have a stable internet connection. Using a wired internet connection will provide you with a better experience than a dongle or wifi.  It is your responsibility to present from a place with a good internet connection.

Make sure your room is quiet and that you won’t be disturbed. You need to use earphones with a mic to capture your voice clearly.

You must use a computer, not a cell phone.

Make sure you download the Zoom desktop client onto your computer, as it will provide a better experience than the web version.

Most important is lighting.
Your face needs to be well lit, so you need to sit directly in front of a light source and make sure your computer is at eye level. Take note of the guidelines in this video.

Here are some general Zoom tips for you to take note of.