On Tuesday 26 January 2021, Professor Jeremy Bradshaw, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Doctoral), announced live the results of this year's Snap! Your Doctorate competition, which saw 12 doctoral students present their research in a single image, a short title and description.

This year’s entrants were:

  • Robert Armstrong - Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Kyle Gregory - Biology and Biochemistry
  • Claire Tanner - Biology and Biochemistry
  • Caroline Chipperfield - School of Management
  • Hannan Tureci Isik - School of Management
  • Pierre Chausse - Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Hannah Hogarth - Education
  • Nicola York - Education
  • Lu Zhou - School of Management
  • Elena Safrygina - Computer Science
  • Rebecca Yeo - Politics, Languages & International Studies
  • Elizabeth Holton - Chemistry

You can view all the entries' images along with their titles and descriptions.

The judging of the competition came from a combination of a judging panel, made up of experts in researcher development, public engagement, doctoral education and graphic design; along with a vote from members of the University community.

This year's winner was Hannan Tureci Isik from the School of Management for their image entitled 'Bridge with Drone'. Hannan's research focuses on how drones can be used to improve humanitarian operations, as vehicles such as lorries may struggle to reach disconnected areas in the aftermath of a disaster. Hannan received a £150 Amazon voucher and a framed copy of her image as her prize.

Second place was awarded to Hannah Hogarth from the Department of Education for her image called 'Matter and mattering matters!'. The image encapsulates outdoor play, which is on the decline; in light of COVID-19, Hannah is promoting the need for an educational approach that supports children’s wellbeing. Hannah wins the second place prize of a £75 Amazon voucher.

Third place was awarded to Caroline Chipperfield from the School of Management. Caroline's image called 'Another slice of pizza' focuses on how universities provide activities and support to those living in university accommodation. It looks at how theyencourage students to meet, socialise and learn new skills, aiming to reduce student dropout rates, enhance student safety and welfare, and promote positive mental health. Caroline received the third place prize of a £25 Amazon voucher.