Tell It Straight 2019

The Tell It Straight communications competition challenges research students to communicate their research, and its potential impact, to a non-specialist audience in a concise, dynamic and innovative way. Now in its seventh year at DCU, this year’s competition received a record number of entries, which eventually became a shortlist of 16 finalists, across three separate categories.

The 2019 final, held in the U Student Centre on March 27th, was opened by Prof Brian MacCraith, DCU President, and chaired by Prof Joseph Stokes, Dean of Graduate Studies. The finalists succeeded in engaging the audience with their presentations on a truly impressive range of research projects. Congratulations to all of this year’s winning entrants (listed below) and thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s competition.

Thanks also to the judging panel: Dr Claire O’Connell, Nora Trench Bowles and Anthony McCauley.

All videos and recordings can be viewed on the GSO YouTube channel.

Tell It Straight 2019 – winning entries

Oral Category 1:  year 1 research students

AE1A3920Winner: Paula Lehane, School of Policy & Practice, DCU Institute of Education
Title: ‘What can digital assessments tell us about test-takers?’
Supervisor: Prof Michael O’Leary
Pictured from left: Prof Joseph Stokes; Paula Lehane; Prof Greg Hughes;
Dr Claire O’Connell

 

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Runner-up: Andrew Dorman, School of History & Geography
Title: ‘Well made, with a small stoop in his shoulders’; Military Desertion reports in Eighteenth Century Ireland
Supervisor: Prof James Kelly
Pictured from left: Prof Joseph Stokes; Andrew Dorman; Prof Greg Hughes;
Dr Claire O’Connell

 

Oral Category 2: research students from later years

AE1A3922.jpgWinner: Daniel Carey, School of Communications
Title: ‘Fit to print’? An oral history of Irish journalism
Supervisor: Dr Mark O’Brien
Pictured from left: Prof Joseph Stokes; Daniel Carey; Prof Greg Hughes;
Dr Claire O’Connell

 

AE1A3921.jpgRunner-up: Abigail Walsh, School of Computing
Title: Mark my Multiwords: Processing Multiword Expressions in Irish
Supervisor: Dr Jennifer Foster and Dr Teresa Lynn
Pictured from left: Prof Joseph Stokes; Abigail Walsh; Prof Greg Hughes;
Dr Claire O’Connell

Video Category

AE1A3924.jpgWinner: Denise Burtenshaw, School of Biotechnology
Title: The Secret Messengers of our Vasculature
Supervisor: Prof Paul Cahill
Pictured from left: Prof Joseph Stokes; Denise Burtenshaw; Prof Greg Hughes;
Dr Claire O’Connell

 

AE1A3923.jpgRunner-up: Moign Khawaja, School of Law & Government
Title: Was the “Islamic State” even a State?
Supervisor: Prof Maura Conway
Pictured from left: Prof Joseph Stokes; Moign Khawaja; Prof Greg Hughes;
Dr Claire O’Connell

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