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Research Showcase 2017 - Call for submissions

Showcase 2017

Calling all researchers
Tell us how your research makes an impact and you could win £200!

Your research has the potential to have a huge impact. The Research Showcase gives you the opportunity to share what you do with the world.

About the Research Showcase

Present a poster that clearly describes your work to a non-academic audience and you could win the top prize of £200. Taking part can raise your profile and help you develop key communications skills that you’ll need for your career.

Entries are invited from postgraduate research students (MRes, MPhil, Doctoral students), and level 4 research-only staff.

Entering the showcase will give you the chance to:

  • gain confidence in communicating your research
  • develop effective communication and presentation skills
  • network with other researchers and build your profile
  • win one of seven awards – the top prize is £200

What will happen at the showcase?

Up to forty researchers will be selected to present their posters. ’The showcase will be open to all and you will spend the day sharing your research with a wider audience, including members of the public. Non-academic judges from the University and guests from external organisations will choose the winners.

How do I enter?

Submit a press release outlining your work and why it is of interest to the wider community. If you have no experience, don’t worry – we are running press release training courses on 6 and 9 March.

Closing date for press release submission: Noon Thursday 30 March

If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to prepare a poster for the showcase. We offer a dedicated workshop to help you design your poster and even cover the printing costs.

Closing date for poster entry: Noon Thursday 30 May

Research Showcase: Wednesday 21 June 2017

Find out more about how to apply, how to write a press release, and training opportunities to help you hone your skills and get started with your poster at:

Posted on Wednesday 18th January 2017

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