Visualise your thesis competition

In 2019, CDU ran a Visualise your Thesis competition for the first time. This is a competition developed and coordinated by the University of Melbourne.

The challenge

Visualise Your Thesis is an exciting new competition that challenges graduate researchers to present their research in a 60 second, eye-catching digital display. Using a pre-supplied template, entrants are tasked with developing a striking looped presentation to encapsulate their research projects in short, engaging, digital narratives. Competition submissions are judged on their visual impact, and how well the content presents the research. The digital format allows for different levels of creativity, multi-media, interactivity and interpretation and is suitable for all disciplines.

The competition

Visualise Your Thesis provides an opportunity for universities to showcase their graduate research and for the Visualise Your Thesis competitors, currently-enrolled PhD candidates, to build essential digital communication skills to effectively communicate complex research to a general audience.

2019 CDU Winners

  • Winner: Faisal Badar - $1000 research grant plus entry into the International Competition
  • Runner Up: Cara Penton - $500 research grant
  • Viewer’s Choice: Mujiburrahman - $500 research grant

See all of the entries below

L-R: Fiona Quintner (Office of Research and Innovation), Mujiburrahman (Viewer's Choice Winner), Bo Remenyi (Judge), Cara Penton (Runner Up), Simon Moss (Dean of Graduate Studies), Christine Pheeney (Entrant)

This photo was taken at the awards ceremony on 14th August. The Winner, Faisal Badar, was not in Darwin that day, but accepted his award online at the time.

2019 Thesis entries

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Cara Penton

Contemporary fire regimes threatening the viability of arboreal mammal populations in northern Australia

Christine Pheeney

Exploring Teachers Experiences in an Online Interregional Collaborative Inquiry, for ‘Unity in Diversity

Faisal Bin Badar 

Synthesis of Digital Education at Home for underprivileged children in Pakistan

Mujiburrahman Thontowi

Reality or Utopia? Creating an effective unified Multi Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) in a Decentralized System of Governance in Indonesia

Timothy Howarth

Training response following a 6 month exercise intervention. Do individuals born low birth weight have diminished returns?