Tweet your Thesis

As part of the Postgraduate Research Showcase, we are challenging our PGRs to communicate their research to a public audience – in 280 characters. Our inaugural Tweet Your Thesis competition is inspired by the #tweetyourthesis hashtag, and the British Library’s #ShareMyThesis competition.

Our Tweet Your Thesis competition will run from Wednesday 15 May at 10am-Wednesday 22 May at 5pm. To enter, tweet your thesis during these times using the #tweetyourthesis and tagging @ExeterDoctoral. Our judging panel will deliverate on Thursday 23 May to decide the winners, who will be announced as part of our Three Minute Thesis competition on Friday 24 May.

The Rules

  • You must be a University of Exeter postgraduate researcher.
  • To enter, you must tweet your thesis between Monday 13 May at 10am-Wednesday 22 May at 5pm. 
  • You must use the #tweetyourthesis and tag @ExeterDoctoral.
  • You are limited to one, 280 character tweet.
  • Links to extra text explaining your research is not allowed
  • You can include images in your tweet, but not those that contain text.
  • Gifs and emojis can also be used!
  • Your tweets will be displayed in a feed on the Doctoral College website, and on screen as part of our Three Minute Thesis competition, PGR Indcutions and other Doctoral College events.


Weawarded prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in our Tweet Your Thesis competition 2019 as follows:


We were delighted to welcome an esteemed panel of senior staff and external stakeholders to judge your tweets this year:

They judged tweets according to:

  • Clarity
  • Succinctness
  • Accessibility to a layman’s audience

The panel will also consider the impact and inventiveness of your use of your 280 characters.

We awarded prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in our #tweetyourthesis 2018 competition as follows:

You can view all of the entries from last year here.