Student Research Fair details
There will be great cash prizes on offer for students with the best slides and great quality interaction with our live audience.
So, what do you need to do?
- Submit your interest to the Research Office by September 25th. Email your name, title of presentation and year of candidature to the Research Office firstname.lastname@example.org so we can create the schedule and plan the event
- Prepare a slide and have a quick discussion with your supervisors about what is on the slide (a static single slide); please find template attached
- Email your slide to the Research Office so we can create the schedule email@example.com by October 9th, 2020
- Be ready to discuss your research ideas with other students and staff on 20th October
- Support you fellow HDR and Honours colleagues.
The proposed timeline for the event is:
|12.30pm||Introduction (15 minutes) by DDS|
|12:45pm||Presentations in breakout Teams rooms|
|1:45pm||Judge’s comments and closing remarks|
Higher Degree Research Competition
UNSW Business School PhD and MPhil students should present an aspect of the research they are undertaking for their thesis. (Your supervisor should be able to advise you on what might make a good slide, if you are unsure.)
Honours Research Competition
UNSW Business School Honours students should present an aspect of the research they are undertaking for their thesis. (Your supervisor should be able to advise you on what might make a good slide, if you are unsure.)
Please note that viewers should be able to read your slide in less than five minutes – if it looks like it will take longer than that, many people won't bother and will choose to move to the next slide instead. Images, diagrams and graphs are a great way to make your research accessible to an audience with a short attention span. Please see below for some examples of research slides.
Viewers should be able to read your slide clearly.
You may choose to prepare your poster using our PowerPoint templates:
Interested students who intend to participate should
- send their name, topic and year of study to
- Prepare a slide and have a quick discussion with your supervisors about what is on the slide (a static single slide); please find template attached by October 9th
Presenters will be required to be available for one hour during the poster presentation session to discuss their research with staff, students, and guests attending the fair; therefore, all competitors must be available to attend the Fair on Tuesday October 20th, 2020.
Students should be prepared to describe their research in a couple of minutes to interested audience members on the day of the Research Fair and answer questions about their project. Judges will be circulating amongst the audience and will be assessing each slide presentation for:
- Robustness of research methods and results (or research ideas for undergraduate posters)
- Clarity of presentation, both visual and oral
- Visual appeal – does your poster draw in an audience from a distance?
- Transparency of the relevance of your research – do your results have impact? Are your findings important? Have you made this easy to understand?