Judging criteria

Presentation skills are invaluable for communicating research, with the presentation as important as the research itself.

Each presentation will be judged by two judges: one will be an academic, and the other will be a peer and both will be unfamiliar with the subject of your research.

The judges will assess the elevator pitch presentations using the following criteria:

  • Knowledge of topic - How well did the presenter demonstrate knowledge and enthusiasm in the research topic?
  • Problem / Issue - How well did the presenter articulate the problem, issue or question their research is addressing?
  • Importance - How well did the presenter convey the importance and relevance of the problem, issue or question?
  • Academic Field - Did the presenter explain how their work connects with broader disciplinary conversations?

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