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#ShareMyThesis competition

#ShareMyThesis @EThOSBL

The challenge

The #ShareMyThesis competition challenged PhD students past and present to summarise why your PhD research is important in 140 characters or less. The competition was open worldwide and to entries from all subject areas.

Entrants were first asked to tweet why their PhD research is/was important using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis. Next, the eight shortlisted entrants were asked to write a short article (up to 600 words) elaborating on their tweet and explaining why their PhD research is/was important. Our judging panel then determined the winner and two runners up. They were looking for articles that clearly articulated the importance of the research in an engaging and jargon-free way.

The winners

First place was awarded to Sarah Wiseman for her article on “The Importance of Understanding Number Entry”.

  • Read Sarah’s original tweet and winning article here

Second place was awarded to Louise Kettle for her article on “Learning from history? British military interventions in the Middle East 1956-2009”.

  • Read Louise’s original tweet and winning article here

Third place was awarded to Dave MacLeod for his article on “Quantifying uncertainty in climate-driven disease risk predictions”.

  • Read Dave’s original tweet and winning article here

Congratulations to Sarah, Louise and Dave.

We would also like to congratulate Thomas Aarholt, John Hudson, Mike Sawkins and Matthew Verbyla whose original tweets were highly commended by the judges.

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. We received nearly 2000 entries in total. Although the #ShareMyThesis competition is now closed we encourage you to keep using the #ShareMyThesis hashtag to share your PhD research with a wider audience. See below for further details about the 2015 competition.

The judges

Our distinguished judging panel included:

  • Iain Cameron - Head of Research Careers and Diversity,
    Research Councils UK
  • Alison Mitchell - Director, Vitae
  • Maja Maricevic - Head of Higher Education, British Library

The prize

The winner received a 15-inch MacBook pro. Second prize was an iPad and third prize a £200 Amazon voucher.

The organisers

The competition is brought to you by EThOS, supported by our partners Research Councils UK and Vitae.

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The British Library’s EThOS service is the home of UK PhD theses: over 140,000 theses free to download for your research, and a further 200,000 available to scan on demand.

We recognise the huge amount of work that goes into producing a PhD thesis. We want to raise awareness of the importance of research carried out during the course of a doctorate and increase visibility of the PhD thesis as a valuable source of research information.

Find UK theses in EThOS

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