Visualise your thesis

UCD Visualise your thesis Competition 2023

UCD Graduate Studies announce the third 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, they are tasked with developing a striking e-poster presentation that succinctly describes their research, and its potential benefits, to a non-specialist audience.  If you are interested to learn more about the competition, sign in UCD Brightspace and enrol to the Transferable Skills for Graduate Research Students module, here.

The competition is currently open and submission deadline is Friday 26th May with the winner announced on 1st June.

We are offering a series of workshops for all students interested in presentation, communication and video tips which will also assist with your VYT submission, please sign up here.

Visualise your Thesis 2022 Winning Video Entries

Winner: Rachel Healy - UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy

Rachel represented UCD in the international online showcase hosted by The University of Melbourne in the later part of the year. The 2023 International Competition will give 3 prizes together with the Viewers' choice award that will be sponsored by FigshareTrending on VYT award (Viewers' choice) is a way to engage students in promoting their videos online and for the videos about their research to reach even more people. It’s a win-win! 

VYT Trending Award rules

  • The winner is selected based on how many views their video receives on the VYT International Figshare repository.
  • Views will be counted between: October 3rd 00:01 – October 9th 23:59 (Melbourne, Australia time) > October 2nd 15:01 -October 8th 14:59 (Irish Standard Time zone)
  • No bots! Each view must be a real and actual person

Watch Rachel's video here.


VYT 2022 Winner

Outreach & Impact Scientist Philip Smyth; Acting Registrar, Deputy President and Vice President for Academic Affairs Professor Barbara Dooley; winner Rachel Healy; Dean of Graduate Studies Associate Professor Paul McCabe. 

Runner up: Ciara Walsh - UCD School of Medicine

Title: Filling the gap: developing an injectable hydrogel-based drug delivery system for preclinical spinal cord injury

View 2021 Winner's and Finalists' videos

For general enquiries, please contact us via UCD Graduate Studies Connector.