This year has flown by and as we start a new academic year the scholars have once again come together for a two day residential.The event started with presentations from all of the schoalrs, providing a really opportunity to hear about all of the great things that they have been doing. Although we meet every two months the programmes for our master-classes are so busy that we often don't have much of a chance for this type of catch-up.
The choice of presentation formats made for a dynamic session with no 'death by PowerPoint'! Some chose to speak about their work using a traditional conference poster as their prompt, others selected a Pecha Kucha type format. With 5 minutes of speaking time, each presenter put together 15 slides with an automatic slide transition every 20 seconds. The brief was to use
imagery as the primary content with text kept to a minimum.
New for 2016 was the 3MT option. Originating 'down-under' the 3 minute thesis format challenges the presenter to speak for 3 minutes on their work using only a single static slide and language appropriate to a lay-audience
Our afternoon session on Day 1 brought together a range of excellent speakers for a panel discussion looking at how individuals and organisations use reearch. Thanks to all of our contributors:
Michael Bowdery – Head of Programmes, Department for Health and Social Services, Welsh Government
Helen Whyley - Office of the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales
Alison Strode - Therapy Advisor for Wales
Dr. Alisha Davies - Head of Research and Development at Public Health Wales
Robyn Davies - South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership (SEWAHSP)