Posted on 12 September 2017
The inspiring 'YorkTalks' will return to the University of York on Wednesday 10 January 2018. 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, nine York PhD students will exhibit their research in a compelling “PhD Spotlight” competition, which takes the form of an exhibition. Awards will be presented by University of York Vice-Chancellor, Koen Lamberts, and there will be prizes for the winner of each faculty and the overall winner.
The York Graduate Research School (YGRS) would like to invite PhD students to take part in this prestigious opportunity:
Here’s what last year’s winner, Rosie Smith said:
"Taking part in the YorkTalks PhD Spotlight competition was a brilliant opportunity to practice presenting my research to both academic and non-academic audiences. It raised the profile of my work and has led to a number of other collaborations and opportunities to present and work alongside other researchers. The Spotlight event not only demonstrates the success of your project, but also your willingness to actively engage with academia and the public beyond. I would strongly encourage any PhD researcher to apply."
Proposals should provide meaningful information to help the review panel to understand the context behind and your ideas for your showcase piece, and particularly how you will attract visitors and passers by to engage with you and your display. Please outline:
- the original nature of the research and its potential outcomes/impact
- the relevance outside a single field and appeal to those working in other disciplines
- the reason(s) for the choice of medium (e.g., poster, film, object/artifact, performance piece etc.), particularly in relation to how it will make your work accessible to and engage an academic, non-specialist audience from different disciplines.
Showcase pieces should be visually appealing, well presented, and coherent (colour/contrast/font) and designed to engage an academic, non-specialist audience. Give some consideration to which medium(s), e.g., poster, film, objects/artifacts, performance piece etc., would best convey your research in this context.
If you have a query relating to the PhD Spotlight Competition please contact email@example.com.
Visit the RETT Facebook page to see photos of the YorkTalks 2017 competition.