Posted on 12 October 2016
The inspiring YorkTalks will return to the University of York on Wednesday 11 January 2017.
Styled on the highly successful ‘TED’ Talks, YorkTalks highlights some of our most innovative and challenging research in an accessible series of 15-minute talks aimed at an academic, but non-specialist audience. The event will be held in the Spring Lane Building.
In conjunction with these talks, York postgraduate research students will compete in a compelling “PhD Research Spotlight” competition, with awards presented by Vice-Chancellor Koen Lamberts.
The competition will take the format of an exhibition showcase in the atrium of the Spring Lane Building, which will run in parallel with the YorkTalks programme of talks. Each student will have an allocated space to showcase their research in their chosen format throughout the day.
The York Graduate Research School would like to invite postgraduate research students to take part in this prestigious opportunity.
Nine finalists will be selected to showcase their research at the event on 11 January 2017. Finalists will receive a small subsidy towards the cost of producing their piece.
Find out about the winners of YorkTalks: PhD Research Spotlight Competition 2016.
Guidance for applicants
Proposals should provide meaningful information to help the reviewers to understand the context behind the showcase piece:
- the original nature of the research and its impact
- the interdisciplinary nature or potential scope of the work
- the reason(s) for the choice of medium (e.g. poster, film, object/artifact, performance piece, etc)
Showcase pieces should:
- be visually appealing, well presented, and coherent (colour/contrast/font)
- put across a clear message regarding the original nature of the research and the interdisciplinary nature or potential scope for their work
- be appropriate for an academic, non-specialist audience
- avoid undue reliance on third-party copyright material (see Copyright: a practical guide for more information)
If you have a query relating to the PhD Research Spotlight Competition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org