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Public engagement opportunities

Students communicating their research

There are several opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate research communication skills and showcase your research to enhance the profile of your work.


An informal opportunity for new research students to develop research communication skills. 
ResearchBites takes place in the Summer Term.

YorkTalks: PhD Spotlight competition

The PhD Spotlight competition sees nine students chosen to exhibit their research at YorkTalks, a key University research event that takes place in January each year.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

In Three Minute Thesis (3MT), PhD students are challenged to educate and engage an audience with their research in just three minutes.

Falling Walls Lab York

York's brightest and best compete every two years at Falling Walls Lab York to challenge science and society with their innovative ideas and research - the winner goes on to compete at the international finale in Berlin.