Images of Research ran annually between 2009 and 2018 and was a learning and professional development opportunity for researchers that aimed to develop their skills in communicating their research.
The competition was open to researchers, from postgraduate level up, who were invited to submit images and descriptions that showcased how their research made a difference to society, economy, other research or global challenges. Images could take any form, including photos, drawings or digital creations. Descriptions were no more than 150 words and written in plain English.
What we did
Each year, entries were designed into A1 posters and exhibited at a variety of locations on and off-campus including at The Edge. As part of the Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards, the entries were exhibited and a panel of judges awarded winners in a number of categories including:
Best Image - entries where an image really drew you in and enticed you to find out more.
Best Description - entries that contained clear, non-technical, plain English that really gripped the reader as to the relevance of the research.
Best Overall Entry - entries where the description and image interact in such a way that it clearly communicates the relevance of the research to a public audience.
Public Choice - entries voted for by visitors to the Images of Research exhibition at The Edge and online exhibition.