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Visualise Your Thesis 2021

Visualise Your Thesis
You think you know what your PhD is about – until you have to explain it to someone who doesn’t have a STEM background! Making your research accessible to a non-scientific audience is a key transferable skill, and we’re here to help you develop that skill through the medium of creativity with the 2021 Maths and Stats Visualise Your Thesis competition!

Visualise your Thesis is a design competition for postgraduate students from Maths and Stats at any stage of their candidature. The aim? To present your thesis via any creative medium that visually portrays the topic (which can include your findings) of your PhD, along with a short written abstract (up to 200 words) that explains your project to a non-scientific audience. PGT students are welcome to submit entries that represent, for example, a module they’ve taken or a research project they’ve worked on. Staff and students will also have the opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Star Designer!

How to enter
Sign up online by Friday 26 February 2021
Create and photograph your goods at any point up until midnight on Sunday 07 March 2021
Upload the photos and your abstract via the online submission form by midnight on Sunday 07 March 2021
The Panel’s Choice decision will be made between Monday 08 and Wednesday 10 March 2021, and will be announced during the live results show
The live results show and voting for the People’s Choice Star Designer will take place on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 11 March 2021 (time TBC)

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/overall presentation
  • Clear communication of the research idea, accessible to a non-specialist audience
  • Clear link between the abstract provided and the visual presentation

Competition rules

  • To be eligible to take part in the competition you must be registered on a postgraduate course in Mathematics or Statistics at the University of Warwick

  • Entries will be required to submit a 200 word abstract detailing the research topic and/or any findings (or in the case of PGT students, an outline of what your creative presentation represents, such as a research project or a module you have taken) by midnight on Sunday 07 March 2021
  • If you're presenting your thesis in edible form, shop-bought entries are not permitted

  • Get inspired by past ‘Bake My PhD’ entries from the Chemistry PostDoc Society at Warwick and the Memorial University in Canada!