Research Week


The Graduate Research School will be hosting two exciting events during Research Week 2017 highlighting some of the amazing research happening across all disciplines at Western Sydney University. We invite you to submit an entry for the HDR Showcase or join us in the audience at the GRS Shield Competition.

HDR Showcase

The HDR Showcase will bring together researchers from across Western Sydney University, promoting interdisciplinary networking and knowledge translation. All HDR candidates (including doctorates, Master of Philosophy, Master of Research and Honours) are invited to present their research with a poster, image or video.

Prizes

  • $500 Award for best in each category (Poster, Image & Video)
  • $500 People's Choice Award for best overall as chosen by the audience

To be eligible for prizes, you must be present for the duration of the event.

Call for Abstracts now open

We are now accepting applications to present a poster, image or video for the HDR Showcase. If you would like to enter, please submit your name, a title, a 200 word abstract and the category you would like to enter via your student email to us at grs.hdr@westernsydney.edu.au using the subject line: HDR Showcase Entry.

We will review your abstract and contact you with more information about the event.

Closing dates

All abstracts must be received by 5pm, 11 October 2017.

  • Posters are not required until the event
    (set up 3pm - 4pm, 26 October or 9am - 10am, 27 October).
  • Image files must be received by 5pm, 11 October.
  • Video files must be received by 5pm, 20 October.

Entry requirements

Poster

Poster format

Posters must be A0 (841mm x 1189mm) or A1 (594mm x 841mm) and can be presented in either portrait or landscape.

Submission requirements

You must submit your 200 word abstract and a poster title by 5pm, 11 October 2017. The actual poster is not required until the event.

Abstracts must be emailed to grs.hdr@westernsydney.edu.au.

Poster display

Posters can be set up between 3pm - 4pm on Thursday, 26 October or between 9am - 10am on Friday, 27 October.

The poster exhibition will take place between 11am - 1pm on Friday, 27 October.

Printing

Participants are responsible for printing their own poster for the event. Please allow enough time to arrange printing before the event as this can take longer than expected.

Reusing existing posters

Participants may reuse existing posters so long as they meet the criteria for the HDR Research Showcase.

Judging criteria

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Poster title and abstract: How understandable and appealing are the title and abstract?
  • Poster design: How well has the available space been used? Does the poster have a clear layout and capture the viewer's attention?
  • Poster content: How understandable is the poster?
  • Research impact: How well is the poster able to articulate the impact or potential impact of the research?
  • Explanation and answering questions: How well does the participant explain concepts and answer questions?

Image

Image format

Images must be high-resolution (300 dpi) with a dimension of at least 2,000 pixels at the longest edge. Your image may be a photograph or painting and may be presented in either portrait or landscape.

Full colour or black and white images are permitted.

Image display

The Graduate Research School will arrange to have your image printed for display at the HDR Showcase.

Submission requirements

You must submit your image file by 5pm, 11 October 2017.

Images must be emailed to grs.hdr@westernsydney.edu.au. You can use a file transfer service such as Dropbox if required.

Copyright

Entrants will retain copyright of the video they submit. With your permission, Western Sydney University may request to publish your video on our website or social media after the event.

Judging Criteria

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Image: Does the image attract attention and engage the audience?
  • Title and abstract: Does the title and abstract clearly explain the information in a style that is accessible to a non-specialist audience?
  • Research impact: How well is the image able to articulate the impact or potential impact of the research?

Video

Video duration

You may submit a video between 30 seconds and 3 minutes in duration.

Video format

Videos must be in MP4 format.

Group entries are permitted in the video category (i.e. all participants involved in producing the video should be credited).

Submission requirements

You must submit your video file by 5pm, 20 October 2017.

Videos must be emailed to grs.hdr@westernsydney.edu.au. You can use a file transfer service such as Dropbox if required.

Copyright

Entrants will retain copyright of the video they submit. With your permission, Western Sydney University may request to publish your video on our website or social media after the event.

Judging Criteria

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Accessibility: Does the video clearly present information in a style which is accessible to a broad audience?
  • Engagement: Is the video engaging, inspiring and presented in an enthusiastic manner?
  • Research impact: How well is the poster able to articulate the impact or potential impact of the research?
  • Narrative: Does the video have a coherent narrative, make a clear point and retain interest throughout?

GRS Shield Competition

The GRS Shield Challenge builds on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) concept. The challenge is between Western Sydney academics and current PhD candidates to deliver the winning panel of three minute thesis talks.

Register Now!

Event: HDR Showcase and GRS Shield Competition
Date: Friday, 27 October 2017, 11.00am - 1.00pm
Venue: Female Orphan School, Parramatta Campus (Building EZ)

To secure your place in the audience, please register now.

Innovyz Award for most transformative research

Maryam Correa, Winner of Innovyz Award for Most Transformative Research (2016).

Winner of best image category

Megan Fabian, Winner of Best Image (2016).

CMCRC Award for best commercialisation idea

Elham Shabanivaraki, Winner of CMCRC Award for Best Commercialisation Idea (2016).