Visualise your thesis

UCD Visualise your thesis Competition 2021

UCD Graduate Studies announce the first annual UCD Visualise your thesis competition. This is an international competition, developed by the University of Melbourne, that challenges graduate researchers at any stage of their candidature to present their projects in a 60-second, eye-catching, audio-visual digital display. Using a pre-supplied template, you are tasked with developing a striking e-poster presentation that succinctly describes your research, and its potential benefits, to a non-specialist audience.

The competition provides you with an opportunity to build and apply your digital literacy skills. By creating a “visual elevator pitch” you will develop crucial employability skills including effective communication, digital literacy, and visual storytelling. You will also build your awareness of open access to information and copyright. 

The winner of the UCD Visualise your thesis Research Competition will receive a €250 One-For-All voucher and will represent UCD in the international online showcase hosted by The University of Melbourne in the later part of the year. There will be one runner up who will receive a €100 One-For-All voucher and a people's choice winner who will also receive a €100 One-For-All voucher. The winner must agree to their entry being displayed on the University of Melbourne’s Visualise Your Thesis website and in the University College Dublin online media.

Visualise your Thesis 2021 Winners

Watch Alison's video on 2021 figshare gallery to support her on the 2021 Trending on VYT competition. This is a separate, complementary competition to the international VYT and the winner of the 2021 Trending on VYT competition will be the entry with the most views. Views are counted from Monday 4 October, 1:01am, to Sunday 10 October, 12:59pm.

Winner Visualise your Thesis 2021: Alison Stapleton, UCD School of Psychology

Title: Refining, researching and remediating rigid rule-governed behavior in accordance with relational frame theory

Runner up Visualise your Thesis 2021: Christina Seery, UCD School of Psychology


Title: Developing a digital self-help for adult ADHD

People’s choice Visualise your Thesis 2021: Amy Myers, School of Earth Sciences

Title: The role of fractures in lava dome instability

View all Finalists videos

International Visualise your thesis competition showcase

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