Tell It Straight 2018
Communication Competition for DCU Postgraduate Research Students
The final of this year's Tell It Straight competition was held on Wednesday 7 March 2018. Attendees were welcomed to the event by the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Joseph Stokes, and Prof Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, provided the opening remarks. In total, 15 finalists were shortlisted and all five of DCU’s faculties were represented in the final.
The annual GSO event challenges research students to present their research in short presentations, in a context that is suitable for a non-specialist audience. This is the sixth consecutive year of the competition.
Congratulations to all of the successful finalists and winners and a big thank you to everyone who took part in the competition. Thanks also to the judging panel, which included:
- Anthony McCauley, Head of Research, Fujitsu Ireland
- Dr Claire O’Connell, Silicon Republic
- Prof Carmel O’Sullivan, Director of Arts Education Research Group, TCD
The winners were presented with their awards by Prof Greg Hughes, Vice-President of Research & Innovation.
Winner: Prajwal Doddaballapura Lakshmijayasimh,
Runner-up: Orla Shannon, School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music
|Category 2: Oral presentation (year 2 onwards)|
Winner: Stephen Behan, School of Health & Human Performance
Runner-up: Anna Donnla O’Hagan, School of Health & Human Performance
|Category 3: YouTube video (open to all years)|
Winner: John Noone, School of Health & Human Performance
Runner-up: Kim Connick, School of Biotechnology