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Festival of Doctoral Research

Use social media to describe your research to a wider audience in 280 characters or less.


Thursday 8 July 2021




Following the successful nationwide #sharemythesis competition run by the British Library we would like to continue to encourage our research degree students to share their research with a wider audience. This year, the Graduate School is running a Tweet your Thesis competition, challenging research degree students to summarise their research, and why it's important in a tweet of 280 characters or fewer.

Who can apply?

All current doctoral research students, including those undertaking professional doctorates, who have not graduated before 1 June 2021.


Please submit your application via Twitter by 12:00 Tuesday 6th July.


This must include:

Follow @GradschoolUoP on Twitter, and tweet your thesis/research topic and why it's important in 280 characters or less. Your tweet must include the #UoPDocFest21 hashtag. You can be creative and use gifs/images.

Judging criteria

Clarity: is the nature of the research clear to the general reader?

Impact: are the outcomes of the research sufficiently described?

Engagement: is the writing fluent and persuasive?


First place £100

Second place £50


The competition will be judged by public vote.

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