Research Bytes: Rules for Entrants

Research Bytes: Rules for Entrants -

1. Presenters must be:

a. registered on a doctoral (PhD, MD, PsyD, EdD, EngD, DClinPsy, or DSocSci) or MPhil programme at the University of Leicester at the date of entry and on 22 June 2018.


b. a staff member on a ‘research only’ contract and funded by a grant, and in post on 22 June 2018.

2.Contestants should be able to present a key aspect of their research in no more than 3 minutes, and using no more than one slide.

3. Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.

4. Presentations must commence from the stage.

5. Presentations must be in the spoken word - i.e., no poems, songs, raps, etc.

6. Presenters may use a single MS PowerPoint slide to illustrate their presentation. The slide must not involve:

a. slide transitions/animations

b. audio or video files

7. Slides must include the University logo in the top left corner and in its original colours.

8. Presenters are responsible for ensuring that they seek permission to use in their slides images or other content to which a third party holds the copyright.

9. The MS PowerPoint slide must be displayed for the duration of the presentation.

10. Presenters may not use equipment or props of any kind - e.g., costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment, etc.

11. If the presentation or slide features content which could constitute intellectual property - e.g., a research discovery with possible commercial value - presenters must obtain the consent of their supervisors/principal investigators and, if needed, their sponsors, to enter the competition.

13. Registrations must be submitted by 17:00 BST 11 April 2018 using the online form. Applications received after that time will not be accepted.

14. The judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

15. Presenters are required to be in attendance for the full duration of the event - in 2018 the Research Showcase is taking place on Friday, 22 June 2018. Failure to attend on the day will result in a fee of £50 being charged.

16. At the competition presenters are required to act in an appropriate manner and to welcome and engage with visitors, guests, judges, and fellow participants.

17. At the competition presenters are required to wear smart attire.

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