2014 Press Releases

Students to showcase knowledge

9 Jun 2014
The idea behind this showcase is to challenge UCC's PhD students find innovative ways of presenting their research to a general audience. Participants will also compete for a number of prizes on the day. Photographed last year (2013) were: Wesley van Oeffelen (doctoral student/presenter) with Helga Deasy. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC.

How social media impacts on employment and developing more effective treatment for neonatal seizures are just two of the research projects to be showcased by UCC’s doctoral students on June 10th. 

The UCC Doctoral Showcase is an annual event which recognises the achievements of UCC’s doctoral students and provides the finalists with a unique opportunity to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience. 

All students have been invited to find innovative ways to present their research, from the ‘Three Minute Thesis’ category where students are challenged to present their research using one only slide to aid them, to the ‘Waxing Lyrical’ category where students have ten minutes to explain their research and its impact to the non-specialist.

The showcase aims to demystify PhD research by giving students, employers and external representatives a flavour of the incredible range of research projects underway at UCC in a lively, engaging and accessible way. 

The Showcase takes place from 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Tuesday June 10th in the Aula Maxima and is open to the public. For further information on the showcase, please contact Michelle Nelson on 021 4903076.

See the full schedule here.

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