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Guide for Contributors to the Doctoral Research Showcase, 2019

If you are a doctoral student, this Guide tells you how to submit a poster, demonstration or display idea to the Doctoral Research Showcase.

Opportunities to get involved

The Doctoral Research Showcase incorporates the 3MT® semi-finals, Bake your Doctorate competition, plus individual demonstrations and displays from doctoral students.

We are welcoming expressions of interest for:

  • posters

  • demonstrations

  • display ideas.

If you would like to get involved, please submit your expression of interest here by 23:59 on Sunday 10 March 2019.

Find out more about competing in 3MT

Find out more about competing in Bake Your Doctorate

All participating students will be automatically eligible to win a £40 Amazon voucher as part of a Free Prize Draw. Terms and Conditions for the Draw are here.

Criteria for submissions


Submissions need to take into account the wide ranging, multi-disciplinary audience.


You can choose to submit a poster that you have used before or produce something bespoke for this event. If you are submitting a poster that has been used before, you may wish to produce some supplementary material to help make your research more accessible.

Posters should:

  • be A1 in size

  • preferably portrait in orientation

  • take into account the audience who may not understand the complexities of your field.

The Doctoral College will print any new posters for you. Digital copies of new posters will be required by Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Demonstrations and other ideas

These should be:

  • engaging and participative for the audience

  • not too long, so that the audience has time to view your demo or display, alongside other contributors

  • appropriate to be held in the Chancellors' Building. (You will be advised if your idea needs to be risk assessed).

Further information and advice

Want to chat an idea through or ask for some advice? Get in touch and we'll see if we can help you.


If you have any questions, please contact us.