Launch of 2018 Images of Research Competition

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Can you capture the essence of your research in an eye-catching image?

Do you want the opportunity to promote your work to thousands of people?

Then the Images of Research competition is for you!

Open to all staff and postgraduate researchers this popular competition, now in its tenth year and run by the University’s Public Engagement Unit, challenges researchers to explain how their research is making a difference to the world.

Alongside an image of their research, entrants provide a snappy title and a short (no more than 150 words) written description explaining their research and the difference that it makes. A selection of entries are then designed up into A1 posters.

To mark the 10th Anniversary a variety of exciting professional development prizes are on offer. All three winners will receive £1000 worth of professional development including a 1:1 masterclass sessions with Tim Scoones (BAFTA award winning executive producer of Springwatch and Planet Earth Live) on finding the ‘story’ in your research, a bespoke training session with Piero Vitelli (Independent presenter and trainer) on communication and presentation skills and a 1:1 session with Luke Salkeld (Commissioning editor for the Conversation) to scope ideas for an article in the Conversation.

A judging panel headed by Professor Jonathan Knight (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)) will announce winners, and those highly commended, across three categories: Best Image, Best Description, and Best Overall Entry at an on-campus event (Engage: Public Engagement in Practice) on Wednesday 9 May.

The Public Engagement Unit has arranged an optional free workshop – Images of Research: Engaging people with your research in plain English – designed to support those planning to enter the competition. The workshop will run on Tuesday 28 February, 10.15am – 1.05pm, and is currently open for registration

Last year, 56 entries were received representing research from across 14 academic departments. On the basis of the posters produced, six articles were commissioned by The Conversation.

For further information and to apply for this year’s competition, head to:

Deadline for entries is 5pm, Monday 26 March.


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