KESS awards 2012

27 June 2012

Our Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) Ph.D. students Arwel Wyn Jones and Ffion Curtis, were recently shortlisted to provide a Pecha Kucha presentation of their projects entitled ‘Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on immune responses and risk of infection following strenuous exercise’ and ‘The role of physical activity and Vitamin D in Type 2 Diabetes’ respectively at the annual KESS awards. Derived from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, Pecha Kucha is a style of presentation governed by strict rules that must be adhered to. There was an allowance of 6 slides with each slide moving on automatically after 30 seconds. A total of 3 whole minutes to be engaging, convincing and informative about their projects. The KESS team commenced the night by presenting their 5 year £33 million project in 3 minutes. This was followed by presentations from shortlisted KESS scholars. Presentations in the live final were judged by the audience, Arwel subsequently finishing in 3rd place in the competition.