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Present Around the World Competition - Beds & Herts


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Aged 18-30? Have a technical passion? Want to practice your presentation skills? Then enter the IET's Present Around the World Competition!


Date and Time

19 April 2018 - 18:30-21:00


Hatfield, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - East:Beds & Herts local network. Contact Anthony James (a.james@theiet.org) for more information.

About this event

The Present Around The World is a global competition for Young Professionals and Students within engineering to develop and showcase presentation skills.

You don’t have to be a member of the IET to enter but must be 18-30 years of age and be prepared to:
- Deliver a 10-minute presentation on an engineering or technology related area
- Enhance your knowledge
- Develop your skills
- Increase your profile and
- Open doors for your career

Full description

Present Around The World (PATW) is the IET’s presentation competition for students, recent graduates, apprentices and young professionals aged 18 to 30. 

Competitors are asked to give a presentation for 10 minutes on a subject related to engineering and technology, and to answer questions for a further five minutes.

To make it even easier, it is perfectly acceptable to use your final year project presentation, a presentation from your graduate scheme or any other presentation which you already have.

The event is mainly to judge presentation skills although the topic should be appropriate to the intended audience of students and young professionals.

The prizes are (the local equivalent of) £150 for the winner and £100 for the runner-up. The runner-up prize will only be awarded if there are four or more competitors (maximum of eight). The winner will also qualify for the later stages of the worldwide competition, which offer greater prize money and the opportunity to travel. Competitors should provide a brief synopsis of their presentation (100-200 words). This will be used in event material, be provided to the judges, and then submitted as part of the entry to later stages of the competition.

There will be three judges who will assess the presentations then decide on a winner and runner-up. The presentation room most probably will have a raised platform, with a microphone system provided for the speakers. A laptop and video projector will be provided as standard, and the competitors will be asked to provide a USB stick with their presentation already uploaded on, or to email their presentation in advance.

 Any additional equipment will need to be provided by the presenter. Someone from The Beds & Herts LN or their Young Professionals’ Committee will chair the event.

During each presentation, the chair will indicate the time after eight minutes and then again after ten minutes. The speaker should then finish the presentation as quickly as possible. If necessary, the chair will interrupt the speaker and ask them to stop immediately.


18:30  Networking & refreshments
19:00  Presentations commence
20:00  Presentations conclude, judges deliberate
20:30  Feedback provided to contestants & prizes awarded
21:00  Evening concludes

Reasons to attend

Enhance your knowledge, Develop your skills, Increase your profile, Open doors for your career.
Prize of £150 for the winner!

Continuing Professional Development

CPD logo declaring this event can contribute 2 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

CPD Certificates (if required) are available after the event upon request from our Secretary, Mr Ian Brooker (ibrooker@theiet.org).


Free of Charge

Additional information

IF YOU WISH TO COMPETE, then please email Anthony James (a.james@theiet.org) DIRECTLY to register your interest in taking part - DO NOT REGISTER BELOW FOR THE EVENT.

TO ATTEND AS A MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE, then please register as per normal via the Register button below

Registration information

Please register for this event to secure your place. A detailed map to find room B404 on the campus will be available nearer the time.

This event is organised by the IET Beds & Herts Young Professionals Local Network as part of our 2017-18 program.

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