Have you ever wondered how TED talks make complex ideas sound so simple? Register for Visualise Your Thesis 2021 and develop the skills to communicate your own research with the world. Submissions close 30 July 2021, so the perfect time to start is right now!
What is VYT?
VYT is an international competition that challenges HDR students 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.
Why should I participate?
VYT is great 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.
The winning entry will represent the University of Sydney in the 2021 Visualise Your Thesis International Competition and have the opportunity to win up to $5000!
How can I apply?
The Visualise Your Thesis Competition is open to currently-enrolled graduate researchers (i.e. students enrolled in M.Phil., Masters by Research, Ph.D. or Professional Doctorate programmes) at any stage of their candidature who are active and attending.
Register your interest and we will email the official Entrant Pack with all the information you need to develop and submit your entry. Submissions close on Friday, 30 July 2021.
HDRs – On Monday 29 October, join us for a day of expert knowledge sharing, discussions, and some inter-activity. Sessions will focus on the use of tools for productivity, organisation and research, and how we can use these things to create a helpful digital flow. The day will be run in 3 segments:
How to HDR: Wrangling your Digital Workflow Time: 1pm – 3pm
To kick the day’s festivities off, this How to HDR session will focus on ways that you can control your digital workflow so that you can stay on top of it and have it serve you – not the other way around. Of course, there will be our famous pizza to conclude. We did mention festivities, didn’t we? It would be rude for us not to deliver.
How to Work with Research Data Time: 3pm – 4pm
Not sure what tools to use to manage your research data? Not sure who to contact? Come along and meet with research data support staff from the Digital Curation and Data Team and the Research Data Consulting (Sydney Informatics Hub). Learn about data support services available across the University as well as platforms and tools to help you effectively manage your research data.
QuickBites: How to Avoid Digital Chaos Live streamed in ThinkSpace Time: 4:15pm – 4:45pm
We’ll discuss the ability to manage data and evidence to formulate a critical argument, identifying evidence and secondary material that supports independent research projects, management and using large amounts of secondary material, and how to distinguish vital evidence from large amounts of primary sources.