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This guide will provide you all the information you need to know about the Visualise Your Thesis competition.

                                                      

Visualise Your Thesis

Why enter the UC Visualise Your Thesis competition?

  • Chance to develop your digital communication skills
  • Opportunity to gain a better understanding of the appropriate use of media in your thesis.
  • Chance to be creative
  • Opportunity to share your research with an international audience

 

Prizes

1st prize            $1000.00 (and entry into the international Visualise Your Thesis competition)

2nd prize           $500.00

3rd prize            $250.00          

 

Who can enter?

  • Postgraduate students (Master's, PhD and Professional Doctorate programmes) at any stage of their research based degree who are currently enrolled (i.e. have not suspended their enrolment)
  • Students enrolled in Honours or Master's by coursework are unfortunately not eligible

 

What is the timeline?

1 June – 31 July 2020:            Entries are open.

1 September 2020:                  First prize winner’s entry is submitted into international competition

8 September 2020:                  Prize giving and winners are announced (5:15pm, John Britten building)

September-October:                International competition (Final date tba)

 

Who’s judging the UC competition?

 

Register your interest and get the competition pack

Click this link to register your interest and get a link to the competition pack that has all the details: http://canterbury.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Psf0bjIyn78Hqt

 

Submit your competition entry

You can submit your entry here: http://canterbury.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8lbWbvdqqat7pI1

Workshops

VYT Drop-In Sessions

Want to check you're crediting images and audio correctly? Can't get the PowerPoint to function properly? This is a drop-in session where you can trouble shoot those random issues and niggly questions you may have as you work on your Visualise Your Thesis entry. No need to register: this is an informal session so bring your coffee and let's have a chat.

Date:          Friday 10 July

Time:          2-3:30pm

Location:   Poutama, (Level 3 of Central Library)

(Photo by Ross Varrette on Unsplash)

VYT Drop-In Sessions

Want to check you're crediting images and audio correctly? Can't get the PowerPoint to function properly? This is a drop-in session where you can trouble shoot those random issues and niggly questions you may have as you work on your Visualise Your Thesis entry. No need to register: this is an informal session so bring your coffee and let's have a chat.

Date:          Tuesday 14 July

Time:         10:30-12 pm

Location:   Poutama, (Level 3 of Central Library)

(Photo by Ross Varrette on Unsplash)

Visualise Your Thesis: How to find copyright-friendly media

This workshop will provide guidance on sourcing and correctly referencing images, film, and music to acknowledge copyright. This workshop has been scheduled to support research students submitting ent…

Date:
Monday, Jun 22, 2020
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Online, Online
Categories:
Research Support

Visualise Your Thesis: How to find copyright-friendly media

This workshop will provide guidance on sourcing and correctly referencing images, film, and music to acknowledge copyright. This workshop has been scheduled to support research students submitting ent…

Date:
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
Online, Online
Categories:
Research Support

Visualise Your Thesis: Making a PowerPoint video

This workshop will provide guidance on how to create an audiovisual presentation using the PowerPoint template provided as part of the Visualise Your Thesis Competition.  This workshop has been sc…

Date:
Friday, Jun 19, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Online, Online
Categories:
Research Support

Visualise Your Thesis: Making a PowerPoint video

This workshop will provide guidance on how to create an audiovisual presentation using the PowerPoint template provided as part of the Visualise Your Thesis Competition.  This workshop has been sc…

Date:
Thursday, Jul 2, 2020
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Online, Online
Categories:
Research Support

Visualise Your Thesis: Storytelling with Word and Images

This workshop with provide guidance on the use of images from the storytelling perspective. This workshop has been scheduled to support research students submitting entries into the Visualise Your Thesis competition but all welcome.  

Date:
Thursday, Jun  18, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Room 308, Central Library
Categories:
Research Support

Visualise Your Thesis: Storytelling with Words and Images

This workshop with provide guidance on the use of images from the storytelling perspective. This workshop has been scheduled to support research students submitting entries into the Visualise Your The…

Date:
Monday, Jul 6, 2020
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Rm 308, Central Library
Categories:
Research Support

Workshop Recordings

Couldn't make it to one of the workshops? No problem! We've recordings of the sessions available online:

 

(These are hosted on LEARN so you will need your UC username and password to access)

Contact me for help

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                 Fiona Tyson


Level 5
Te Puna Mātauraka o Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | Central Library

03 369 3865
fiona.tyson@canterbury.ac.nz

International Competition

What is Visualise Your Thesis?

Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) challenges graduate researchers at any stage of their candidature to present their projects in a 60-second, eye catching, audio-visual digital display. Using a pre-supplied template, you are tasked with developing a striking e-poster presentation that succinctly describes your research, and its potential benefits, to a non-specialist audience.

The competition provides you with an opportunity to build and apply your digital literacy skills. By creating a “visual elevator pitch” you will develop crucial employability skills including effective communication, digital literacy, and visual storytelling. You will also build your awareness of open access to information and copyright.

Curious to see how others have responded to this challenge? Have a look at the Visualise Your Thesis figshare site, which features winning entries from local competitions held at Australian and international universities.

Examples