Africa College Competition: Making an Impact through Communication
Do you want to help build awareness of development issues that affect Africa?
Do you want your research to make an impact?
How about writing a briefing note about your research area and its relevance to Africa?
Africa College is running a competition open to all postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and technicians working in any Faculty at Leeds and in African College partner institutions. It is open to those seeking to write a briefing note on any development issue and not just those based on science and technology.
The aim is to write a note that should inform policy makers on a current issue relevant to Africa. The scope of the briefing document is for you to choose but must be on a specific topic. It should be written in clear and plain English with a word count of 3000 to 3500 words. Good examples are found at the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology POSTnotes - www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_offices/post/pubs.cfm.
Prizes: The winner will receive an award of £250 in Amazon vouchers. Four £100 vouchers will be awarded to authors of notes also chosen for inclusion on the Africa College website.
All postgraduates at University of Leeds in Faculty of Biological Sciences (and other Faculties by agreement) will be awarded 2 training points and be provided with feedback from the competition judges on their submission whether or not it is posted on the website.
This competition is a great chance for those who are interested in communicated research results to a wider audience and helping make an impact.
Submission information: Please submit all entries as a word document to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21st June 2010. Two versions are required. One fully referenced to help with assessment and to ensure we can support any statements for the briefing notes placed on the website. The second should be identical except without the references as the intended readership may not have access to literature. Images and figures should not be used unless original. If necessary we will seek to source appropriate images for the entries to be posted on the website.
23rd April 2010