Arts Impact: Postgraduate research exposition

Arts Impact is a postgraduate research exposition created exclusively for our postgraduate students and will run from Monday 28 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017.
 

Make an impact

The purpose of this event is to provide postgraduate students an opportunity to showcase their research within a public forum, gain feedback, learn about research being undertaken by other postgraduate students and to encourage networking between our early-career academics.

The students’ research will be presented through either a ten-minute oral presentation or through an A1-size poster which will be on display in the Arts Student Space (Level 4, HSB) for the duration of the event. Successful presentations in either format will strike a balance between academic content and communication of research, as well as appeal to a broad audience.

By entering the Arts Impact competition, the Faculty hopes to provide postgraduates with an opportunity to upskill.
 

Research visibility

We would also like to heighten the visibility of the world-class postgraduate research undertaken within the Faculty of Arts through this competition. The top achievers in this competition will be automatically entered into the University-wide Exposure Competition.

Not only will you stand to win a substantial prize from the Arts Impact competition, you could also go on to win one of the Exposure Competition prizes.
 

Important dates

Register your title and abstract
21 August 2017, 6pm
Poster display 28-30 August 2017
Oral presentation 28 August 2017
Prizegiving 25 September 2017

Categories

Each entry must be accompanied by a research abstract of 200 words maximum. The abstract will be published on the Faculty of Arts website.

Poster presentation

  • Posters must be printed by the participant in A1 size and we strongly suggest that they are laminated for protection. Exposure will not be held responsible for any damage occurring to posters.
  • Posters larger or smaller than A1 size will not be accepted into the Exposure competition.
  • Posters are to be static, no moving images with the help of a smartphone or tablet will be allowed. If your poster has moving parts or images please consider entering the Variety Showcase category.

Successful posters strike a balance between academic content, visualisation of research and appeal to a broad audience. The design of the poster must be the student’s own work.

Oral presentation

Oral presentations are a ten-minute talk accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation of the research. They will be delivered to an audience and judging panel and will be followed by five minutes of questions.
 

How to enter

Register your title and abstract by Wednesday 21 August 2017, 6pm.

Register now

Entry criteria

  • Only Faculty of Arts research postgraduates who are current students throughout the duration of Arts Impact (i.e. currently enrolled in postgraduate study until the Arts Impact submission date) are eligible to enter. If you are a research masters or doctoral student and you have submitted your thesis (including soft-bound), you are no longer eligible to enter Arts Impact.
  • Please note that the judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Judges are under no obligation to give feedback.
  • Please ensure that all aspects of your entry, including graphics, are your own work.
  • Before including interviews or close-up photographs of identifiable people you must have their written permission.
  • We reserve the right to make the winning entries available worldwide on the University website with the entrant's consent.
  • Please note that we endeavour to include all entries in Arts Impact. However, some may not be accepted due to space and/or time restrictions.
     

Where to go for help in preparing your entry

Student Learning Services provide a range of resources for postgraduate students which can help you to prepare your entry for Exposure.

Have a look at this very helpful information regarding Presentation Skills which has been compiled by Libraries and Learning Services. This will provide tips and helpful videos to assist you with your oral and poster presentations.

Oral marking criteria

Academic content

Context/background To what extent is there a critical engagement with the literature and/or connection to other/previous research?
Methods How effectively does the methodology emerge from the presentation?
Conclusions How effectively are the conclusions discussed?

Design

Layout How coherent and well-structured is the presentation and the layout of the PowerPoint/PDF? How creative is the presentation?
Delivery How professional and confident is the presenter? How effectively does the presenter use the time? How well integrated was the presentation delivered in relation to the supporting material?

Appeal to a broad audience

Introduction How well does the presenter introduce themselves and the research topic?
Rationale How well does the entrant state the importance of the research and identify the objectives?
Comprehension How well are the main concepts explained to a broad audience?
Appeal How well does the presenter engage and maintain audience interest? How effectively does the presenter answer questions?
Creativity How innovative, creative and effective is the presentation?

Poster marking criteria

Academic content

Context/background

To what extent is there a critical engagement with the literature and/or connection to other/previous research?

Methods

How effectively does the methodology emerge from the presentation?

Conclusions

How effectively are the conclusions discussed?

Design

Layout

How coherent, professional, and well-structured is the poster? How well does the poster engage the viewer’s initial interest?

Images

How well do the images/figures/charts support and enhance the factual content?

Appeal to a broad audience

Introduction

How well does the entrant introduce the research topic to a broad audience?

Rationale

How well does the entrant communicate the importance of the research and identify the objectives?

Comprehension

How well are the main concepts explained to a broad audience?

Appeal

How effectively does the poster provoke thoughtful insight and/or questions for viewers?

Creativity

How innovative, creative and effective is the poster?

Faculty of Arts successes in Exposure

Courney Addison, Master of Arts student in Anthropology, presents at Exposure 2013.

View more oral presentations at Exposure 2013.