About the competition

Our Snap! Your Doctorate competition celebrates the vast and diverse research that our doctoral students are engaged in. Doctoral students were invited to submit a single image and short description that describes their research.

Voting details

12 entries were eligible for the competition and now we need your help in selecting your favourites.

Winners will be selected from a combined Judges' vote and University Community vote. Judges have been selected based on their knowledge and experience of researcher development, public engagement, doctoral education and also graphic design. Anyone from the University community (staff or students) are eligible to vote in the University Community vote. You must only vote once.

How to vote

All of the entries can be found in our Snap! Your Doctorate competition brochure. Take a look through the brochure and then select your top three entries using our electronic voting form.

The closing date for the University Community vote is Sunday 24 January 2021 23:59

Voting criteria

When selecting your top three entries, you may wish to consider the follow questions:

  • do the description and image work together to illustrate clearly why the research matters – how it makes a difference to society, economy, other research or global challenges?
  • does the image entice you to want to know more?
  • does the description include clear, non-technical, plain English
  • does the text draw you in through, for example, an engaging title and the use of analogies / humour / questions etc.

Winner announcement

The winners of the competition will be announced on Tuesday 26 January 2021 4.00pm - 4.15pm during a MS Teams Live event. The event will be hosted by Oli Schofield, Doctoral Engagement Manager , who will be joined by Prof. Jeremy Bradshaw, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International & Doctoral) to announce the chosen winners.

No need to sign up, simply join the event at 4pm on the day. So save the date in your diaries and help us spread the word and share this event with others across the University community.