Competition for PhD authors

thesisAre you writing a PhD? Hopefully it’s about a subject you are passionate about and one that you feel is pushing the boundaries of knowledge and research. But why is it important? If you can condense your answer into 140 characters then you could be in with a chance of winning yourself a shiny new 15-inch Macbook pro, an iPad or a £200 Amazon voucher in a Twitter-based competition organised by Ethos and supported by Research Councils UK and Vitae. The idea behind the competition is to raise awareness of the importance of doctoral research and to increase visibility of the PhD thesis as a valuable source of research information.

To enter, all you have to do is tweet why your research is important using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis. Tweets must be received by the 9th of February 2015 at 10.00. The authors of the top 8 tweets will then be invited to briefly expand on their answer in a 600-word article, and the judges will then select the prize-winners by the 20th of March. Doesn’t that sound easy?

The competition is open to all PhD authors past and present, so even if you already completed your degree, you’re still eligible.

You can find more information here:

http://www.bl.uk/share-my-thesis/

And you can see entries already submitted here:

https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23sharemythesis&src=typd

Good luck; make the University proud!

Medical Library Team

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