Images of Research

Do you have exciting research images to share?

We are seeking innovative entries to the competition, so enter an image that represents

your research with a chance to win:

  • a design ‘Master Class’ with the University Design Team;
  • other prizes worth over £200 in value.

‘Images of Research’ is an innovative way to highlight the wide range of research that is taking place at the University of Exeter and an opportunity to look at research in a new and exciting way.

There are two main aims of the event:

  • to engage the public in academic research, particularly the breadth of research taking place at the University of Exeter;
  • to provide an opportunity for researchers to communicate often complex research to non-specialists.

Winning entries will be displayed for the public on the Streatham Campus during ‘Universities Week’ 29 May-2 June and at the Penryn Campus 5-9 June.


Please submit your images directly to Dr Chris Wood:

Please read the Images of Research 2017 Checklist before you submit your images to the competition.

Deadline for submission is Friday 5 May, 2017.


Winners of the 2016 competition

The overall winner was Andrew Watts with his excellent 'Face2Face with Plastic' image. In addition to £50 worth of vouchers Andrew has also won a master class with the University Design Team.

There were four themes:

Collaboration Kate Boddy - Public Participation
Society and Culture Anastasia Sommerville-Wong - Tea Ceremony
Sustainable Futures Andrew Watts - Face2Face with Plastic
Technologies Richard Tennant - A Millisecond of Analysis

The winners in each theme will receive prizes vouchers worth £50.

Other entries, that the judges considered to be highly commended, were:

Lucy Gowing – My Heart During Exercise

Jane Pratt – Elegant Chaos – Supercomputing Turbulence

The 2016 winning entries on display in the Forum, Streatham Campus. 

Winning entries will be placed on permanent display in the Research Commons on the Streatham campus.

Images of Research 2016 winners


See all of the 2016 entries below

Images of Research 2016 judging panel

Many thanks to our esteemed judging panel, that consisted of:

  • Professor Richard Toye - Professor in History
  • Naome Glanville - University Arts and Culture Co-ordinator
  • Caroline Gale - Library Liaison Manager
  • Carole Fitzgerald - Head of Design and Publications