Bristol Postgraduate Researcher wins the UKCGE BIG 2014 Image competition

Richard Craig, an EPSRC funded EngD student in Systems Programming, at the University of Bristol’s Industrial Doctorate Centre has been awarded 1st prize with his abstract entry Hidden Threats’. 

Bristol Postgraduate Researcher wins the UKCGE BIG 2014 Image competition

The three judges, Peter Metelerkamp (University of Bristol & UKCGE Qulaity & Reputation Working Group Chair), Dr Kieran Fenby-Hulse (Bath Spa University) and Dr Caroline Hargreaves (Imperial College London) all agreed that Richard’s image (right) most effectively represented postgraduateness’ 

As chair of the judging panel, Peter felt that the image demonstrated the precision, detail and complexity’ of postgraduate education. Peter also believed the image quite marvelously presented possible threats’ and communicated patterns that are not immediately apparent’ in undertaking postgraduatestudy. 

Kieran appreciated the image’s openness to interpretation’ that reflected the pathway of postgraduate education, where as Caroline noted the suggestions of networks and connections that are so important through PGR development. All three judges added that Richard’s image exhibits a richness of data that was quite rare amongst other entries.

As winner of the inaugural UKCGE BIG image competition, Richard will receive a £20 Amazon gift voucher. Richard said;

I use this image to engage with the public and create an opportunity to explain my postgraduate research. As postgraduate students we are often asked what is your research about?’, and we pause to consider how best to translate our ideas into a concise statement, pitched at the right level to ensure the person will understand.”

Read more on What is your research about?’ in Richard’s blog

University of Bristol’s news feature on Richard’s success

UKCGE would like to thank all those that entered the competition and look forward to next year’s engaging competition in parallel with the 2015 Annual Conference in Glasgow.