University of Leicester exhibition to showcase research and innovation to the public

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50 images capturing the cutting-edge research of the University will be on display at Queen’s Hall on Thursday 9 February

Issued by the University of Leicester Press Office on 26 January 2017

An exhibition of the current work of the University of Leicester’s research community will be on display at Queen’s Hall, Percy Gee (Students’ Union) Building, on Thursday 9 February 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm.

The Images of Research event is open to students, staff and members of the public. This year’s competition, which was open to staff entries for the first time, builds on the Graduate School’s PhDepictions competition which showcases the photography of the University’s post-graduate researchers.

The event aims to give an insight into the wide range of research carried out at the University of Leicester and the way that this research can make a difference to society.

A distinguished panel of judges will be selecting images for awards in a number of categories including a prize for the best entry from each college, and a prize from the Students’ Union for the best image from a postgraduate research student. Visitors to the event will also be able to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award, using ballots handed out on arrival.

Professor Paul Monks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Science and Engineering, said: “Images of Research showcases not only the beauty of research as an aesthetic, but also the incredible innovation being undertaken across all areas of research and innovation at the University of Leicester.

“I would encourage the citizens of Leicester and our own staff and students to visit the showcase on 9 February. There is something for everyone there.”

Over 100 images were originally submitted to the competition and 51 shortlisted images will be displayed on 9 February for public viewing, followed by judging.

The 2016 PhDepictions prize for best photograph went to Robert Ott’s ‘The Callus’, with Riya George as runner up for her photograph, ‘Seeing the person behind the patient’.

The event is free and open to all.

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For more information contact Dr Meera Warrier on mw189@le.ac.uk or +44 (0)116 223 1876

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