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Vitae Yorkshire and North East Hub public engagement competition06 April 2011
tae Yorkshire and North East Hub Public Engagement Competition - open to both 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.
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
Plus up to 10 highly commended prizes for the runners up.
As the event is being held in Durham Town Hall we will be advertising it to members of the public who will be able to freely come and view the posters during the day. As in previous years we shall be uploading the posters and presentations onto the internet so that members of the general public and a wider audience can view them.
To download the full guidelines click here
To see previous year's entries then please click here
The Closing Date for applications has now passed
However if you would like to attend and know you will be staying for the whole day then please complete an attendence booking form (so that we can make sure we order enough catering etc) to complete an attendence form click here
Booking is not obligatory though, and if you want to drop in and view the posters, then please do all attendence will be welcomed :-)
 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, see guidelines for more information.
Durham Town Hall
- Postgraduate researchers.
- Yorkshire and the North East
- YNE Hub
- Kay Sedgwick (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 343 4906)
All interested researchers must complete an application form which will include a brief abstract. These will then be judged by a panel made up of non academic or university related people to ensure that the level of communication is apropriate for this event. Based on the advice of this panel you will be called to attend the competition on 6th April.
There won't be any cost involved in completing the entry form. If your entry is selected then you will be invited to come to Durham Town Hall on the 6th April. There is no formal entry charge but you will have to check with your university regarding support with the cost of producing your entry and travel to/from Durham. However, because there is a very limited number of places at the event, we will be making a charge of £50 to anyone who accepts a place and who then doesn't attend (without good reason/at least 3 weeks notice).
This is open to Postgraduate researchers and Research staff who are registered or employed by the following instutions:
- University of Bradford
- Durham University
- University of Huddersfield
- University of Hull
- University of Leeds
- Leeds Metropolitan University
- Newcastle University
- Northumbria University
- University of Sheffield
- Sheffield Hallam University
- University of Sunderland
- Teeside University
- University of York
- York St John University
We have a quota for the number of posters/images and presentations required as a result the Hub retains the right to offer an alternative catagory to an applicant.