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Public invited to vote on PhD project pitches for £400 prize

By Dan Worth | 18th May 2017

Five post-graduate students will compete for funding from the Graduate School, with the public asked to act as the judges and pick the winner.

The £400 prize money can be used towards developing projects that will benefit society, based on lessons learnt from their research.

The event will take place at La Trappiste in Canterbury on 1 June from 6pm. Each student will present a five minute talk on their project, followed by a Q&A with the audience, before voting takes place to decide who should receive the funding.

The five students taking part and their focus areas are:

  • Ruth Auger: improving social inclusion for those who are homeless
  • Charlotte Moore: investigating mobile phone hygiene
  • Hannah Newman: helping autistic children produce a live theatre event to boost confidence
  • Sofia Chantziara: promoting independence for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Surej Mouli: creating brain-controlled wheelchairs to give severely paralysed individuals more freedom.

The event will run from 6pm-8pm and free tea and cake will be provided.

The location address is La Trappiste, 1-2 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX. Those interested in attending are asked to sign up online, free of charge.

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