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How to enter 'Bake Your Doctorate' 2019

Find out about eligibility, taking part, judging and rules for the Bake Your Doctorate competition on 9 December 2019.


To be eligible to take part in Bake Your Doctorate, you must be registered for a doctoral degree (PhD or professional doctorate) at the University of Bath.

Taking part

To enter, you will need to sign up using the online form by 23:59 on Monday 2 December 2019.

You will need to bring your baked goods with you on Monday 9 December 2019 at 13:30. The event will start promptly at 14:00 and last for two hours, during which time judging will take place.

Funding up to the value of £20 can be provided to help cover the cost of ingredients through an Agresso claim with valid receipts. This is at the discretion of the Doctoral College. Further details will be provided to exhibitors.

Categories and Prizes

There are two prize categories:

  • The Panel's Choice, voted for by our judging panel
  • The People's Choice, voted for by students and staff

Two food experience vouchers up to the value of £100, valid for use in Bath, will be awarded to each of the category winners.

Judging Criteria

For the Panel's Choice, entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • clear communication of the research idea, accessible to a non-specialist audience

  • clear link between the research abstract provided and the baked goods

  • creative use of baked goods

  • presentation of baked goods

For the People's Choice, attendees will vote for their favourite entry on the day. The winner is the entrant who receives the highest number of votes.

Competition rules

Competition rules are as follows:

  • to be eligible to take part in the competition you must be registered for a doctoral degree (PhD or professional doctorate) at the University of Bath

  • entries will be accepted and reviewed on submission on a first come, first served basis

  • entries will be required to submit a 200 word abstract detailing the research topic and/or any findings by Monday 2 December

  • entries must be baked by the entrant; shop-bought entries are not permitted

  • entries can include cakes and/or other baked goods (e.g. biscuits, tarts)

  • a list of ingredients used must be clearly displayed next to the entry

  • for the Panel’s Choice category, the panel’s decision is final and there is no right of appeal.


If you have any questions, please contact us.