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DTA Summer School 2021

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DTA Cross-programme Summer School 2021

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The 2021 DTA Summer School will bring together researchers from across the DTA cohorts under the theme ‘Showcasing the Interdisciplinarity of the DTA Community’.

Sessions will take place online over four days – 12-15 July 2021 – lasting 2.5-3.5 hours per day. Participants will be able to choose between different types of training workshops covering both discipline-specific and universal researcher development skills. In addition, there will be varied opportunities for networking with others in the DTA community, for sharing projects with peers (in a format of your choice), as well as for exploring what interdisciplinarity may mean in the context of your research. Further details about the schedule will be sent to you over email in the coming weeks.

To support our preparations, we would like to invite all DTA researchers to register your participation by completing this form by Monday 17 May.

This will ask you to select the format in which you would like to share your research project, as well as to provide a shipping address to receive materials related to Summer School events.

Researcher presentations - details about options below

By providing you with a choice of presentation formats and themes (standard oral presentation, poster or PechaKucha - more information below and here on the Programme Hub), we hope that everyone will be able to select a format that best suits their interests and time constraints. This will provide an excellent opportunity to try out a new way of sharing your research, or even just to fine-tune your presentation skills ahead of future conferences! If you have any questions please email the DTA Team (jennie@unialliance.ac.uk or eleanor@unialliance.ac.uk).

This is a closed event for DTA researchers and supervisors only.


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Options for researcher presentations

Pecha Kucha

PechaKucha 20x20 is a straightforward presentation format: each presenter shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the presenter narrates as the images change – more info and examples are available here.

By letting yourself be led by images, this format encourages creative storytelling, helping you to develop an engaging, visual method of sharing your research with others.

Each presenter will have 400 seconds (around 7 minutes) to deliver their presentation followed by 3 minutes Q&A/feedback. A template PowerPoint file (with slides advancing every 20 seconds already set) will be made available to those who wish to present in this format. Presentations can be delivered live or via a pre-recorded presentation

Presentations should be based on one of the following themes:

  • What does ‘inter’ mean in my research project?
  • How does my research relate to the world outside the university?

Preparation in advance:

If presenting live, presenters will need to confirm they have the ability to share their screen online They should also share their presentation material with the DTA Team (eleanor@unialliance.ac.uk) one week in advance of the event (by 5 July) in case of technical difficulties on the day.

If pre-recording, videos should be shared with the DTA Team (eleanor@unialliance.ac.uk) one week in advance (by 5 July).

Standard oral presentation

7 minute presentation followed by 3 minutes Q&A/feedback. Presenters will be organised into sessions of 6 to present to their DTA peers as well as other members of the DTA community – more information about timings will be available closer to the date.

Presenters are able to use whatever platform they wish, e.g. PowerPoint, Prezi, Microsoft Sway, and can be delivered live or via a pre-recorded presentation.

Presentations should be based on one of the following themes:

  • What does ‘inter’ mean in my research project?
  • How does my research relate to the world outside the university?

Preparation in advance:

If presenting live, presenters will need to confirm they have the ability to share their screen online They should also share their presentation material with the DTA Team (eleanor@unialliance.ac.uk) one week in advance of the event (by 5 July) in case of technical difficulties on the day.

If pre-recording, videos should be shared with the DTA Team (eleanor@unialliance.ac.uk) one week in advance (by 5 July).

Poster

As well as timed presentations, the Summer School will also include a virtual poster session. Posters will be available to view throughout the week, and there will be time in the schedule for an interactive poster session using a spatial video platform. This will provide the opportunity for others in the DTA community to speak to you directly about the content of your poster.

Posters should follow a standard scientific/academic poster style including introduction, methods, results and conclusion. However, while designing the poster, you may want to bear in mind that viewers will only see the posters on a screen – this makes simplicity of design, careful consideration about the amount of text and eye-catching images even more important than normal - see tips about adapting posters for the digital environment on the following page.

Posters may be created in Powerpoint (landscape or portrait), or using another graphics programme of your choice. Export the file as a PDF before submitting to the DTA Team.

Poster should not include any videos or animation, but only static images.

DTA researchers will be able to present a poster focused on one of the following topics:

  • What does ‘inter’ mean in my research project?
  • How does my research relate to the world outside the university?
  • Changing lives through social science
  • Molecular vs non-molecular – how molecular science underpins my research and its relation to the whole of my project
  • The impact of the pandemic on energy efficiency
  • How do you see your research contributing to the Generation 2050 manifesto of future energy professionals?

Preparation in advance: Posters must be submitted to the DTA Team (eleanor@unialliance.ac.uk) in PDF format, along with a brief abstract, one week in advance (by 5 July).

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