A mural created by young people, an intricate microscopy image of photoreceptor cells in the eye and a view from inside a furnace, are just some of the entries that have been submitted to the Images of Research 2022 competition that celebrates the high-quality and impactful research taking place right across the University of Bath.
Images of Research 2022 competition
After a four-year break, the Images of Research competition returned this year for a one-off edition as part of the University's inaugural Research Culture Week. The competition invited colleagues to submit an image and a short simple description to tell people about research and its benefits to society in five different categories:
- Digital – research that is creating positive digital futures
- Health and Wellbeing – research that is addressing pressing health and wellbeing issues people are facing
- Local – research that is working with people from Bath and North East Somerset and creating positive outcomes for them and their communities
- Partnerships - research that is working in collaboration with people outside academia including industry, policymakers and civil society and community-based organisations
- Sustainability – research that is finding sustainable solutions to issues facing the planet and people
Here's a sneak peek of some of the shortlisted entries.
The response has been fantastic with 38 entries from 11 different departments and has included photography, images made by researchers themselves, by research participants and taken directly from research. Helen Featherstone, Head of Public Engagement, says:
I love seeing just how creative and imaginative our researchers are when talking about their research. It's brilliant to see just how diverse our resarch is and the benefits it's having on society not only here in Bath and North East Somerset but also further afield. Congratulations to all those shortlisted.
Join us for the Images of Research 2022 exhibition launch
You can check out all the shortlisted entries to the competition as part of the Images of Research 2022 exhibition in The Edge from Monday 20 to Friday 24 June 2022. As part of that week-long exhibition, we're hosting an exhibition launch on Wednesday 22 June 2022, 3.30-4.30pm and would love to see you there. Come along and check out the exhibition for yourself, enjoy refreshments and celebrate with colleagues as the winners of each of the five categories will be announced live. For more details head to the Images of Research 2022 exhibition launch event page.
Research Culture Week
The exhibition is part of several activities that are taking place over Research Culture Week, for more details check out the full Research Culture Week programme and how to get involved. For more information about what research culture is and why it's important head over to the research culture blog where Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Julie Barnett's lowdown on all things research culture here at the University of Bath and check out the Research Culture webpage to keep up to date with the latest developments.
The Images of Research 2022 competition and exhibition was funded as part of the University of Bath's Research England Research Culture funding allocation 2021/2022.
Dean Veall is Deputy Head of Public Engagement at the University of Bath.