Postgraduate Research &
Innovation Symposium (PRIS)


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.

We have designed PRIS backgrounds for you to use, if you wish. To download: just click on the images below, the image will open as a pop-up, then right-click and select “save as”. This is how you change your Zoom background.

Help desk

We have set up a help desk, which you can contact should you have any queries:

Mr Mzimasi Hloba – – 031 260 7878      |     Ms Samantha Ngcongo – – 031 260 8740