Post Secondary Research Presentation

Post-secondary Research Presentation

You are a post-secondary school recruitment officer. Your job is to develop a presentation and then travel to various high school classes around the province to convince students that your school is one they should seriously consider attending next year.

Your presentation will be in the form of a Prezi presentation. You will enhance the information on each side by speaking to the class. Information that you will present includes:

  1. Type of School (university, college, university-college, trades school or institute)
  2. Overview of the school – location, city, province, country, history, demographics
  3. What popular programs does your school offer? What is it well known for?
  4. Why should a student pick this school? (programs, housing, location, fees, other?)
  5. Procedures for early admission, regular admission and mature student admission. What high school courses/marks required, costs, deadline dates for applications, etc..
  6. How to find out more information (contact info.)

Important Notes and Reminders for Preparing Your Presentation  

  1. Copying and pasting some direct text from an internet site to your Power-point is allowed… but DO NOT PLAGARIZE FULL TEXT. Remember some text or pictures will have to be re-formatted on your Power-point presentation.

Design Concepts 

1. Make it Big – at least 24 font should be used

2. Keep it simple – the audience should have the essential idea of the slide by 5 seconds after the slide appears.

    • use text sparingly
    • use no more than 6 lines of text per slide
    • use no more than 7 words per line of text
    • avoid using a number of text slides in a row during the presentation. Mix it up by inserting graphs, pictures and charts to allow a better flow of slides

3. Make it clear – if the information on the slide is difficult to see and read, the audience will be trying to understand the slide instead of listening to the presenter.

    • use a clear, legible font
    • use complimentary colours. Yellow and white are not good text colours.

4. Be consistent – stay with the layout, colour scheme, font, etc. throughout the entire presentation.

How Many Slides?

Use the following chart to aid as a template. You may use more than the recommended number, but keep in mind that a well-constructed slide can cover more information than a collection of “fluff”. Make each slide count – quality not quantity!


Recommended number of slides

Some content that should be included on these slides is:
Introduction of project and presenters


– title page
Name of school


– full name of institution

– pictures

Type of school


– a description, brief overview form, of the school, setting, and its programs offered

– pictures



– information on the geographic location and some pictures – remember show province, city and campus maps




– number of full time, part time and summer school registrants

– pictures



– is this a well-established (UBC) or relatively new (UNBC) institution? Show some of the campus monuments, heritage sites, or unique campus icons

– pictures

Popular Programs


– UVic famous for its Law, Geography and Education programs, UBC famous for their Sciences, Nursing and Engineering departments – Masters and PhD programs

– list, show pictures or departments at work

Unique qualities and characteristics of the school


– use any unique quality the school has to SELL, SELL, SELL!

– use short phrases and eye-catching slides

Admission requirements – courses


– put text and info in separate text boxes so that you can control the timing and order in which they appear

– show picture of admissions office

Admission requirements – marks


– for first year admission – both early and regular

– for new specialized programs

Admission, Registration and Key Dates


– use a chart to outline admission and key date timeframes

– when payments are due, when final add/drop dates are, first day of classes, term end, etc..

Admission requirements – fees and costs


– illustrate course costs, lab costs, student fees, etc..

– use graphics to “liven” up!

– scholarships or bursary programs



– illustrate various types of housing, student lifestyle, cafeteria life

– present costs: housing and food

Extra-curricular activities


– show non-curricular campus lifestyle

– is the school famous for its volleyball, golf, basketball, outdoor rec. programs, football, etc..

Contact information


– by phone, by email, by internet, by letter writing, key names, fax
Local area attractions


– use images to hi-light other attractions that make this part of the world unique and interesting


– thank you to audience and wrap up
Total number of slides




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