Images of Research competition is our biggest yet

Date 15.02.2016

​​​​​Research work carried out at the University of Northampton has been brought to life through a series of eye-catching images.

The Graduate School has launched its third Images of Research competition – an annual exhibition of images which capture research projects in a visually attractive way, in a form understandable by a general audience. The image is accompanied by a summary text which explains the research and links it with the visual medium.

This year’s competition has seen a record number of submissions, with the work of 31 members of staff undertaking research and postgraduate research students taking part.

An exhibition of the entries was launched on Monday 1 February at Avenue Campus with a private viewing.

Simone Apel, Researcher Developer for the Graduate School and organiser of the competition, said: “This year we have even more images on display and the range and creativity shown by our researchers is fabulous.

“Every School is represented and reflect research projects as diverse as the images are creative.  Images of Research was started as development exercise for our postgraduate research students,  but many staff undertaking research have shown interest and now we value the competition as a way for all our researchers to express their research using a quite different approach to the usual conference presentation and paper. The images are the perfect medium for engaging non-specialists and capture the essence of even complex research projects in an accessible way.”

Professor Ian Livingstone, Head of the Graduate School added: “Once again Images of Research provides a marvellous showcase for research at the university. Images from past competitions have been widely used to publicise our research, and I’m sure that this year’s entries will help to raise awareness about the valuable work we’re doing.”

The exhibition will be in the Avenue Gallery corridor on the ground floor of the Maidwell building until Friday 19 February. It will then move to the ground floor of Rockingham Library, Park Campus, in March before relocating to the library at Avenue in April.

You can also view the entries in the Image Catalogue​.

After viewing the entries, you can vote for your favourite at the exhibition or online. The three winning entries will be revealed in April.

Postgraduate research student Meriem Lamara is pictured at Monday’s launch event.