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Visualise Your Thesis: Now open for expressions of interest

April 2024

We are excited to announce that expressions of interest are now open for institutions wishing to participate in the 2024 Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) programme, facilitated by the University of Melbourne. Now in its sixth year on the international stage, VYT offers a unique opportunity for graduate researchers to showcase their work through engaging visual presentations.

What is Visualise Your Thesis?

VYT began at the University of Melbourne in 2015 and has been showcasing the research of current graduate researchers on an international stage since 2019. Graduate researchers are tasked with creating a 60-second video that explains their research to a non-specialist audience. Through this process, they develop core information and digital literacy skills, including elements of the research lifecycle and the importance of online engagement.

What does Visualise Your Thesis teach graduate researchers?

VYT provides graduate researchers with essential skills in storytelling, visual communication and public engagement. By participating in VYT, researchers learn to effectively communicate complex research to a general audience, enhancing their ability to disseminate their work beyond academic circles.

Why do institutions participate?

Institutions participate in VYT because it is an effective way to teach core library-led skills to graduate researchers, interact with them through an engaging project and showcase the current research being conducted. Additionally, VYT enhances research visibility, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and showcases innovation in research communication.

How can I find out more?

· Visit the VYT programme for more details: Visual Your Thesis programme
· Submit an expression of interest to participate in VYT 2024: Expression of interest form
· Explore presentations from the 2023 finalists: 2023 Finalists’ presentations

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