What’s the context of your research? Can you explain it to a layperson in ‘less than two pages’?
Every doctoral project has a context. It could be anything from a Papal bull, gender roles in Victorian England, cardio-vascular health in children, the 2011 Education Act, to the role of touch in artificial intelligence.
At CEPA, the Centre for Education and Policy Analysis, we are interested to know more about what lies behind doctoral students’ research. So, we want to showcase the range of fascinating doctoral projects across the university – from all Departments.
This is a great opportunity to think about the public engagement skills that will allow you to promote your work to the outside world, connect with other doctoral students, and also to boost your academic (or non-academic) CV.
Entries can take any form – text, podcast, video, poster – but must consist of no more than 800 words. They will be judged by a panel of academics from across the University, and considered on the author’s ability to be both engaging and accessible to non-experts.
The deadline for submissions is 19th May, with submissions to be shared (and prizes awarded) at the PGR Day on 9th June. The best entry will be awarded either an iPad Mini or equivalent funding to support their work (books, conference attendance, etc.), with two runners-up being awarded prizes worth £50 each!
In the run-up to the deadline we will hold a public engagement workshop at Hope Park for all doctoral students on 2nd May (1400-1500, in EDEN044).
To submit your entry, or for any other enquiries about this initiative, please email Dr Richard Budd.