Birkbeck Three Minute Thesis & Poster Competition

On Wednesday, BGRS hosted the second annual 2018 Three Minute Thesis and Poster Competition at the lecture theatre and foyer within the Clore Management Centre. There was a great atmosphere of interest, enjoyment and celebration among those who attended and took part.

Keith Jarrett (Department of English and Humanities) was named overall winner for his entry, The migration of meaning: writing a new London Caribbean culture by the panel of judges, which included representatives from all five Birkbeck Schools.

Cathy Rogers (Department of Psychological Sciences) was named runner up, for her talk Freedom and control: how do children achieve their creative goals? and Pavni Kohli (Department of Geography) and  Raul Valdivia (Department of Cultures and Languages) were named joint winner of the People’s Choice Award for their talks Looking beyond fear in Delhi: Mapping women’s everyday life, and Picturing Utopia: Photography against the odds in a Peruvian sunset, respectively.

The Poster Competition was won by Ajitesh Ghose (Department of Psyhcological Sciences) for a poster titled Grounded Semantics: A Neural Network Approach.

The full News Item for the event can be found here.

Videos of the talks will be coming soon. In the meantime, you can watch videos from the 2017 competition here.

Gilchrist Educational Trust PhD student prize – call for entries

Call for entries

The Birkbeck Graduate Research School (BGRS) aims to highlight the activities and successes of our research student community. We are pleased to announce a £300 book voucher prize which will be awarded to a Birkbeck PhD student able to demonstrate the most notable contribution to their field while undertaking their postgraduate research in 2016/17. Examples or successes or activities might include:

  • A publication with a highly ranked publisher (or which has resulted in a high level of citations if this is appropriate to your discipline)
  • An invitation to speak at a conference
  • A conference, workshop or event that you have played a key role in organising
  • Any other notable successes or awards.

The competition is open to all current part time and full time PhD students at Birkbeck.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered please complete this entry form and send it to by the end of Friday 6 October.

The form requires a brief statement from the student and the supervisor which can be understood by a non-specialist.

The winner will be awarded the prize at the BGRS Winter party later in the year and will be featured on the BGRS blog.