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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 7 July 2022.


Online via Twitter.

Who can apply?

All current doctoral and MRes research students, including those undertaking professional doctorates, who have not graduated before 1 June 2022.


Please submit your application via Twitter by 12.00 Friday 1 July 2022.

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 #UoPDocFest22 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?


The competition will be judged by public vote on the day.


First place £100

Second place £50