We're delighted to report that Amanda Dillon, a PhD candidate in the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music, was one of the winners of this year's Tell it Straight Competition. Amanda was the winner of the final year student category, where candidates presented a short video that describes their research. Amanda's winning video contribution can be viewed here.
The purpose of Tell It Straight is to challenge research students to effectively communicate their research and its potential impact to a non-specialist audience. This year’s final took place on the 19th of April in the Helix on the Glasnevin Campus and was opened by the President of DCU, Professor Brian MacCraith. The president highlighted the commitment of the University to developing and showcasing key transferable skills of our graduate researchers, thus, communicating research in a wide variety of formats and to a wide range of audience types. Fourteen postgraduate research students were shortlisted from across all disciplines in DCU, competing to a very high standard in three categories.
Congratulations to Amanda on this fantastic achievement!