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Tweet your Thesis/ Tweet your Research

2022 Competition

Our winners for 2022 are:

1st Place Jess Haines
2nd Place Helena Hastie
3rd Place (joint winners) Diana Paulding
  Charlotte Reburn
  Jo Sutherst

You can see all this year's entries on our #tweetyourthesis sway

About

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

Our Tweet Your Thesis competition 2022 will run from 9am on 6 June until 5pm on 12 June*. To enter, you must tweet during these times using the #tweetyourthesis and tagging @ExeterDoctoral. Failure to add both in your tweet will be automatic disqualification from the competition. 

The prizes for this years competition are as follows:

  • 1st prize £100 voucher
  • 2nd prize £75 voucher
  • 3rd prize £50 voucher

 

*Please note new dates

Rules

  • You must be a University of Exeter postgraduate researcher (PGR).
  • To enter, you must tweet your thesis between 9am on 6th June and 5pm on 12 June*.
  • You are limited to one, 280 character tweet.
  • Links to extra text explaining your research is not allowed (no Twitter threads- it has to be one tweet!) 
  • You can include images in your tweet, but not those that contain text.
  • Gifs and emojis can also be used!
  • If you are a PGR you must use the #tweetyourthesis and tag @ExeterDoctoral.

Please note 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 Inductions and other Doctoral College events.

*Please note new dates

Judging

Tweets will be judged according to:

  • Clarity of tweet
  • Succinctness of tweet
  • Engagement/Impact
  • Accessibility to a layman’s audience

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

Judges for the 2022 competition are as follows:

  • Sunday Blake, Associate Editor at WonkHE
  • Zoe Bright, PGR and ECR Experience Support Office, Doctoral College
  • Suzan Kors, Post Graduate Researcher, College of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Professor Richard Toye, College of Humanities

We awarded prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in our #tweetyourthesis competition 2021 as follows:

 

It was very close at the top and we have a few of the highly commended tweets picked out by the judges:

 

 

 

We awarded prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in our #tweetyourthesis competition 2020 as follows:

It was very close at the top and we have a couple of highly commended tweets picked out by the judges:

We awarded prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in our #tweetyourthesis competition 2019 as follows:

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

You can view all of the entries from 2018 here.