Get involved for a chance to win! Festival of Doctoral Research, 6-10 June

Festival of Doctoral Research logo #SussexDocFest

The Festival of Doctoral Research returns this June, bringing together the doctoral community to showcase and celebrate the diversity, depth, and importance of PhD research at Sussex. Taking place over five days (Monday 6th – Friday 10th June), there will be a range of online and in-person events on offer and lots of opportunities to take part.

We’ll be sharing the full programme shortly. In the meantime check out the Festival homepage and follow #SussexDocFest on Twitter for updates.

Highlights include:

  • Three Minute Thesis Competition live final
  • New Careers workshop on the PhD job market, and Quick Careers Query drop-ins
  • Panel celebrating the launch of the new issue of Excursions Journal
  • TEDx @ University of Sussex viewing party
  • Creative Outlets craft and chat session
  • End of year barbecue on Friday 10th June
  • Events from the Library, Research Hive and more

Why not get involved (and be in with the chance to win some prizes!) by submitting an entry to our Research Image Competition or Research Poster Competition?

Research Image Competition
Can you capture your research in a single image?

Submit an entry to our Research Image Competition, designed to inform, engage and intrigue a non-specialist academic audience and offer a visual perspective on current doctoral research. Shortlisted entries will be exhibited on our website and in an exhibition at the new Student Centre on Thursday 9th June.

First prize: £200 towards your research
Second prize: £100 towards your research
People’s Choice: £100 towards your research

Interested in taking part? Visit our Research Image Competition page for full details and to submit your image online. If you need a little inspiration, you can view all of last year’s Research Image entries on the competition webpage. 

The deadline for submitting an image is Monday 23rd May
A photograph of a small shrine to the Madonna, in a hauntingly beautiful woodland. Image: Gabriel Popham
Last year’s winning Research Image entry, by Gabriel Popham (Global Studies)
Research Image Competition

Enter our Research Poster Competition, designed to showcase the richness and variety of doctoral research at Sussex and inform and engage a non-specialist academic audience. Shortlisted entries will be exhibited on our website during the Festival and in an exhibition at the new Student Centre on Thursday 9th June.

First prize: £300 towards your research 
Second prize: £150 towards your research
People’s Choice: £150 towards your research 

Visit our Research Poster Competition page for full details, including last year’s entries.

The deadline for submitting a poster is Monday 23rd May.
An academic poster on School Attendance Problems During Covid-19. Poster: Brontë McDonald
Last year’s winning Research Poster, by Brontë McDonald (Psychology)