Impact in Sixty Seconds Competition 2015

Published: 6 July 2015

Could you explain your research to a lay person in just sixty seconds?

Could you explain your research to a lay person in just sixty seconds? If you’re up to the challenge, you could win a fabulous prize in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) ‘Impact in Sixty Seconds’ competition, sponsored by Aridhia and supported by Glasgow City of Science.

The Impact in Sixty Seconds competition invites early-career researchers in the College of MVLS (postgraduate research students, including PhD students and MRes students, and postdocs) to make an original video explaining their research to a lay person.

Your video should be targeted at a non-specialist audience, but otherwise you can use any style you like and it can be as imaginative as possible.  Sophisticated recording equipment is not required; we encourage you to use your mobile phone.

The judges don’t expect you to be the next George Lucas or Steven Spielberg!  Please don’t let a lack of technical ability put you off submitting an entry – we really want to hear about your research in MVLS (in sixty seconds!).  You can take any approach you wish to produce your own original video, whether you talk into the camera for a minute, or take us on a tour of your lab!  It is up to you - be creative!  We look forward to seeing what you come up with. 

There are three exciting prizes on offer, £500 for the overall winner, £200 for the runner up, and £200 for the best video relating to bioinformatics/analysis of large datasets. 

PGR students who participate in this competition can claim one transferable skills credit in recognition of their efforts.

Competition Details

  • Eligibility
  • Judging criteria
  • Judging panel members
  • How to enter
  • General Guidance on preparing videos


First published: 6 July 2015

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