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Doctoral Showcase 2013

If you are interested in the rare opportunity to hear doctoral research presented through means as diverse as presentations, poetry, puppetry and dance, you should come along.

UCC’s Doctoral students produce huge contributions every year to their disciplines though their theses, papers, monographs, academic presentations, and lots of other forms of output, which are generally accessible only to those specialists close to their fields. This is despite their potential importance and interest to a much wider audience. What if you could hear about this work in a manner which is both accessible and entertaining?

If you are interested in the rare opportunity to hear doctoral research presented through means as diverse as presentations, poetry, puppetry and dance, you should come along to the 2013 Doctoral Showcase, which takes place in the Aula Maxima on 11th June, from 10.45 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The idea behind this showcase, which is now in its fourth year, is to challenge UCC’s PhD students to find innovative ways of presenting their research to a general audience. Participants will also compete for a number of prizes on the day.

The Showcase has become one of the biggest events in the annual graduate studies calendar, and we encourage everyone to come along to support our presenters for what promises to be a very entertaining day. Please also encourage doctoral students under your own supervision or in your area to attend, and also note that it is an excellent opportunity for students who may be thinking about undertaking a research degree to get a flavour of the variety of research being undertaken by research students.

We have 33 finalists presenting from right across UCC, and the programme for the day can be seen at: http://www.ucc.ie/en/graduatestudies/current/showcase/ Categories this year in which students will compete include the popular Three-Minute Thesis and Waxing Lyrical (10 minute presentation) categories, while students in the first year of their PhD degree will introduce their research in The Grand Plan category. There is also a Creative Mind category, where groups and individuals will present their research through drama, film, puppetry and music.

The morning session will run from 10.45am to 1.10pm, with an afternoon session from 2pm to 3.30pm, followed by a short break and prize-giving. The Showcase will be followed by a barbeque in Café Fresco at 6pm which is being organised by the Postgrad Society.



Category: Official University Events:
Date:
Time: 10.45am to 4.30pm
Location: Aula Maxima
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Michelle Nelson
021 4903076
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