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Queen Mary Doctoral College - Bake your PhD Event

We are thrilled to invite you to the upcoming "Bake Your PhD" event taking place on April 15th, 16th and 17th. This unique competition is not just about showcasing your baking skills but also adding a flavourful twist to your doctoral journey!


Imagine a world where your doctoral thesis comes to life not only through words but also through the delectable aroma of freshly baked goods. That's precisely what awaits you at this extraordinary event.

Here's a glimpse of what's in store:

Sweet Incentives: To kickstart your baking adventure, each participant will receive a Tesco voucher worth £10. This token is tailor-made to cover all your ingredient expenses, ensuring your creation is as visually stunning as it is delicious.

Bake Your Research: Think beyond conventional presentations and challenge yourself to pre bake a cake or any baked delicacy that embodies the essence of your PhD journey. Bring your cake at the venue. This is your chance to unleash your creativity and narrate your research story through flavors and textures.

Captivating Presentations: Don't just stop at baking; give your creation a descriptive title and spend a few minutes presenting your PhD and your cake. It's a golden opportunity to showcase your hard work and learn about the fascinating projects of your peers.

Exciting Venues: The competition will be held across three different locations, offering you the chance to explore various campuses and interact with fellow scholars. Locations include: 

  • Monday 15 April, 4:00-6:30pm: Neuron Pod, Blizard Building - Whitechapel Campus
  • Tuesday 16 April, 11:00-1:30pm: Deen Rees House - Charterhouse Square
  • Wednesday 17 April, 11:00-1:30pm: PGR Common Room - GC70, Graduate Center - Mile End Campus

Expert Judging: A distinguished panel of judges, comprising esteemed academics and industry professionals, will evaluate your creations based on creativity, presentation, and taste.

Grand Prize: As if the glory of winning isn't enough, the champion will also receive £50 in prize money, along with bragging rights as the ultimate baking scholar!

Mark your calendars and RSVP now to secure your spot. Whether you're a baking enthusiast, a seasoned researcher, or simply curious to witness the fusion of academia and baking, the "Bake Your PhD" competition promises an unforgettable experience!

To join, please confirm your attendance through the CPD Training System. 

We are very much looking forward to witnessing the research-inspired masterpieces you whip up!

Some inspiration behind the event below:

University of Southampton - Bake your PhD

Doctoral College Ulste - Bake your PhD

Helenkara - Bake your PhD

University of Portsmouth - Bake your PhD

The University of Bath holds its first Bake Your Doctoral Showcase competition

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