Researchers: Describe your work to a 13 year old

The most important part of your application is the one sentence description of your work that will help guide who gets in. So have a think how you would describe your work to a 13 year old! Some solid tips:

  • The ability and range of students taking part will vary, so it’s best if you use language that’s more understandable:
    • find not identify
    • use not utilise
  • Use imaginative language to describe your work, to grab the students’ attention by giving a real sense of what your work involves.
  • Don’t say what type of researcher you are, instead say what you do at work, and what your job involves.
  • Show your one sentence description to someone else — not someone working in your field!