Junk the Jargon
There might not have been an X-factor sized audience, but the competitors in the Humanities Junk the Jargon heats put forward a fantastic performance in the faculty heat last week. The three judges certainly had some X-factor type deliberations before they could decide who would represent the faculty at the final in February.
The challenge in Junk the Jargon has been to give an engaging talk about a research topic in just three minutes. This tested the competitors’ abilities to cut out technical jargon, while at the same time generating interest and enthusiasm in their academic field of study. Not an easy task when most of the audience knew nothing at all about the subject and PowerPoint was strictly forbidden. Still, a bit of creativity around titles and props meant that the audience and judges found themselves fascinated by improbable topics.
The three finalists eventually chosen are Bob Nicholson from SAHC, Mahfuz from the School of Law and Dan Welch from SED. They will be giving their talks on Thursday 10th February, between 3.30 and 4.30 in Renold Building C16 on the Sackville Street Campus. All are welcome to join the audience, so do come and support your faculty finalists.
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