SURE Showcase

The 2022 SURE Showcase will take place on Tuesday 15 February, 5-7pm.

The Showcase is an annual exhibition of the research projects undertaken by SURE students in the previous summer, and a chance to hear more about the scheme for those considering applying. The Showcase heralds the official launch of applications.

Missed the Showcase? You can find out information about how to apply for the scheme on our website.


SURE Awards

Each year, recognition is given to SURE participants whose project work or dissemination has been deemed outstanding. All submissions are judged by a Panel of researchers from different academic disciplines and the winners announced at the SURE Showcase event.

The prize for each student category will be a £50, £25 or £15 High Street Gift Voucher.

Please remember that contribution to the Showcase is still a compulsory part of the SURE T&Cs for all participants.

The Award Categories and judging criteria are:

Best Dissemination of SURE Project (Poster)

Posters must:

  • be portrait
  • be designed to be printed in A1 (NB the SURE scheme will print these)
  • be uploaded in PDF format
  • have text large enough to be read from 1.5m away and the judges should be able to read all of it within approx. 5 minutes

All disseminations must:

  • display the University of Sheffield logo, the SURE logo, the Department, Student and Supervisor's name
  • have Information clearly organised and provide a logical flow of information.
  • use images and graphics that are relevant to the text and of appropriate quality.
  • avoid the use of overly complex graphs and diagrams.
  • be free of specialist language and suitable for a general audience.
  • explain your research in a clear, concise manner so that a general audience can understand it.
  • convey the aim of your research and have a main take home message relating to it

Finally

  • Originality, quality of writing, appearance, organisation, communication and knowledge will all be taken into consideration.
  • Finally you may also be evaluated on how well you can answer questions about your dissemination, but this depends on the number of entrants there are.

Best Dissemination of SURE Project (non-poster)

Non-poster" means a video, a display, a book, a report, a blog, a website and so on. Please note that the output must be able to be considered by the Panel prior to the Showcase so must be a physical item that can be judged alongside others.

Non-posters must:

  • be uploaded in an accessible format (for websites please insert the link into a word document and upload this document)

All disseminations must:

  • display the University of Sheffield logo, the SURE logo, the Department, Student and Supervisor's name
  • have Information clearly organised and provide a logical flow of information.
  • use images and graphics that are relevant to the text and of appropriate quality.
  • avoid the use of overly complex graphs and diagrams.
  • be free of specialist language and suitable for a general audience.
  • explain your research in a clear, concise manner so that a general audience can understand it.
  • convey the aim of your research and have a main take home message relating to it

Finally

  • Originality, quality of writing, appearance, organisation, communication and knowledge will all be taken into consideration.
  • Finally you may also be evaluated on how well you can answer questions about your dissemination, but this depends on the number of entrants there are.

Highly Commended Dissemination of SURE Project (poster or non-poster)

Posters must:

  • be portrait
  • be designed to be printed in A1 (NB the SURE scheme will print these)
  • be uploaded in PDF format
  • have text large enough to be read from 1.5m away and the judges should be able to read all of it within approx. 5 minutes
  • Non-posters must:
  • be uploaded in an accessible format (for websites please insert the link into a word document and upload this document)

All disseminations must:

  • display the University of Sheffield logo, the SURE logo, the Department, Student and Supervisor's name
  • have Information clearly organised and provide a logical flow of information.
  • use images and graphics that are relevant to the text and of appropriate quality.
  • avoid the use of overly complex graphs and diagrams.
  • be free of specialist language and suitable for a general audience.
  • explain your research in a clear, concise manner so that a general audience can understand it.
  • convey the aim of your research and have a main take home message relating to it

Finally

  • Originality, quality of writing, appearance, organisation, communication and knowledge will all be taken into consideration.
  • Finally you may also be evaluated on how well you can answer questions about your dissemination, but this depends on the number of entrants there are.

SURE Student Researcher of the Year (nominated by SURE Supervisor)

The ‘SURE Student Researcher of the Year’ has demonstrated a keen interest in their subject, has actively tried to develop new academic and personal skills, and has sought to increase their knowledge. They are reliable, committed, conscientious and have worked well in a research team or in partnership with their Academic Supervisor. They have successfully overcome challenges and recognised achievements. They have effectively outlined their project impact in their final report, and have/will engage in further dissemination of their SURE experience.

SURE Academic Supervisor of the Year (nominated by SURE Student)

The ‘SURE Academic Supervisor of the Year’ has been available, approachable and supportive to their SURE Student Researcher. They have actively helped their student to develop both personal and academic skills, treated them as an equal and made them feel part of a research team. They have demonstrated generosity with their research knowledge and willingness to help with career development. They have communicated regularly with the student, readily answering questions, and helping the student to set research and individual goals. They have advised the student on how to communicate project impact, dissemination and will ensure inclusion on any publications that the SURE project has contributed to.

International Project of the Year - sponsored by Your Global Sheffield

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