Images of Research 2023 is a competition and exhibition for staff at the University of Bath to use visual imagery and a simple short description to tell people about their research and its benefits to society.

Images of Research 2023 competition

The competition invites applicants to submit an image into one of five categories reflecting the University’s strategic themes and priorities:

  • Digital – research that is creating positive digital futures

  • Health and Wellbeing – research that is addressing pressing health and wellbeing issues people are facing

  • Local – research that is working with people from Bath and North East Somerset and creating positive outcomes for them and their communities

  • Partnerships - research that is working in collaboration with people outside academia including industry, policymakers and civil society and community-based organisations

  • Sustainability – research that is finding sustainable solutions to issues facing the planet and people

The image submitted can take any form, it could be a photograph, a drawing or digital creation or an image from research directly, however, the image should highlight why research happening at the University matters - the difference University research is making to society.


The Image of Research 2023 Competition Submission Guide contains full details of how to submit an entry to the Images of Research 2023 competition. An entry must include a completed Images of Research 2023 Submission Form and an image emailed/transfered to the Public Engagement Unit.


Completed submission must be received by 5pm, Thursday 13 April 2023.

Images of Research 2023 exhibition

Submission to the Images of Research 2023 competition will form the basis of an exhibition on campus during the University’s Research Culture Week (w/b Monday 24 June 2023) . The exhibition will then move to Bath Spa Railway station from Wednesday 27 September to Wednesday 18 October 2023.