University of Bath

Show why your research matters - Images of Research

Our annual public engagement campaign challenges researchers to choose one image that communicates the impact of their research.

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Images of Research is a public exhibition in Bath that shows how our research produces real benefits and makes a difference to society.

If you're a researcher at Bath, from postgraduate level up, this is your chance to tell people about your research through an eye-catching image and an associated, simple description.

The image can be any form – photo, drawing, digitally created – but must be captured as an image file.

Your image and description should show why your research matters – the difference that it makes to society, economy, other research or global challenges.

The deadline for submissions has now passed. The Images of Research competition runs in semester two each year, and entries will next open in February 2018.


A selection of entries were turned into A1 posters and exhibited at the Engage: Public Engagement in Practice event on campus on Wednesday 3 May.

At this event, a judging panel led by Professor Jonathan Knight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) announced the winners and those highly commended in three categories:

  • Best Image
  • Best Description
  • Best Overall Entry

We will also display the posters at the University of Bath Festival on Saturday 6 May, where the public will vote for their favourite. After this, the posters will be displayed in The Edge for several weeks.

See the 2017 and previous years' winners

Researchers talk about why they entered the competition