Vitae Yorkshire and North East Hub
Public Engagement Competition
Open to Research Staff and Postgraduate Researchers
6th April 2011, Durham Town Hall
Applicants are sought to create a poster or public engagement presentation based on Pecha kucha that explains to a mixed audience of non subject-specialists of mixed ages, what their research is about. Pecha kucha presentations consist of exactly 20 slides, each of which is displayed for 20 seconds. Total presentation time is precisely 6 minutes 40 seconds!
There will be a panel of judges, members of the public and other researchers who will not be experts in the same field. The panel will be made up of a range of people (academic, general public and industry) from both private and public sectors, specialising in a range of subjects.
This event will give the opportunity for members of research staff and postgraduate researchers to meet researchers from other universities within the region. There will also be a range of academics and employers from the region present, there will also be prizes on offer to the best posters and presentations.
This year we shall be awarding prizes for:
- Best poster in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Best poster in Maths, Science, Engineering and Medicine
- Delegate’s Choice Poster
- Best Pecha kucha presentation in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Best Pecha kucha presentation in Maths, Science, Engineering and Medicine
- Best Research Image and Caption
Plus up to 10 highly commended prizes for the runners up.
As the event is being held in Durham Town Hall it will be advertised to members of the public who will be able to freely come and view the posters during the day. As in previous years the posters and presentations will be available on the internet so that members of the general public and a wider audience can view them.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 22 FEBRUARY 2011