About Images of Research

"Can you capture your entire research project in a single image?"

This is the challenge our University Graduate School presents to our postgraduate researchers every year and the images we receive represent the exciting research projects our postgraduate researchers are working on at the University of Birmingham.

The entries for Images of Research are displayed on campus as part of the University's Arts and Science Festival as well as in other venues. This is a unique opportunity for our researchers to engage with a public audience.

Entries to the Images of Research exhibition can be in any number of different forms - it might be a depiction of data taken directly from research work, it might be a photograph that is representative of research projects or it might be artwork of our researchers' own creation. 

As well as being exhibited on campus, the images then tour locations around the city in digital and physical forms. In previous years they have gone on to be exhibited in Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, the Library of Birmingham, our own Main Library, the University Graduate School Awards event and in Think Corner - the University's pop-up research shop. Some have also occasionally gone on to be published in magazines including National Geographic and Slovenian Bird Life.