PhD Students & Post-Docs, in only 3 minutes, can you…
- engage, inspire or challenge the audience?
- communicate your research simply and directly?
- share your research but avoid the jargon?
- show why your research is important and relevant
If so, join our ‘Junk the Jargon’ competition – first prize is £500, second prize is £200 and third prize is £100
What is ‘Junk the Jargon’?
It is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills. Postgraduate research students (PhD and MPhil) and Research Staff (Post-docs) have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their research topic and its significance in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. It is not an exercise in trivialising or ‘dumbing-down’ research. The oration should engage the audience without reducing research to entertainment value alone.
Judging Criteria – entrants will be judged on the following:
Communication & Language: Was the topic and its significance described in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience?
- Style: Was the talk engaging, dynamic, and compelling, making the audience interested in the topic?
- Creativity: Was the presentation inventive in a way that helped the audience understand the research?
For more information about the competition as well as some tips from Public Engagement experts visit the ‘Junk the Jargon’ website at: https://sites.google.com/site/junkthejargon/home