The VIIIth edition of the UB Talks competition, organized by the University of Bucharest will award the projects which got 10 at the project exam session. Dare to win with your project! The competition is already open for BA, MA and PhD students of the University of Bucharest.
The subscription deadline to the UB Talks competition is the 15th of February 2020 and you can submit your 10 graded projects to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You only have to come up with a 5-6 line short presentation of your chosen topic, a topic that should be interesting enough to stir the public curiosity, on which you should deliver a 10 minute discourse in the final stage. You may apply either individually or in teams of 2 or 3 people.
The jury will consist of academics of the University of Bucharest, managers and communication specialists.
If selected, you will attend the first stage of the program, consisting of a training session, where academics from the University of Bucharest and communication experts will advise you on how to prepare your final presentations, will teach you the basics of some new strategies to sell your ideas and improve your public speaking skills. At the end of the training session, the coordinators will select the participants to the VIIIth UB Talks edition.
The (final) session of the presentation will be held in front of the jury and the public and will take place during the second stage of the competition. The presentation has to be catchy and comprehensible for the general public, well documented, original, relevant, creative and well-argumented. It can also have photos, videos and audio support materials.
Beside the experience of getting to know some various groups of students and acquiring knowledge within the workshops, you could also win different prizes offered by our sponsors, but also a place within the School of Creativity organized in July 2020 by the University of Bucharest at Cumpătu, Sinaia.
Below, there are some ideas that can help you build your presentation. They may vary depending on your field of specialization.
– You can describe and explain a scientific theory in a catchy way;
– You can relate theories of your specialization to topics and problematics related to nowadays world;
– You can talk about the emergence of a theory or invention or about events having influenced the history of your discipline;
– You can present an idea or theory of your own, if it is well-argumented;
– You can present a case study you are keen on;
– You can make or remake a scientific experiment in which to involve the public (it must comply to the ethical and safety norms of making experiments);
– You could teach the public a skill or how to do a certain thing (a ‟how to…” workshop). For further details about the UB Talks competition you could write us at email@example.com , Facebook UB Talks and Instagram.