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19 January 2015

#ShareMyThesis competition - now open

  • Are you currently studying for or have you completed a PhD degree?
  • Do you want to tell the world why your research is important?

Enter the #ShareMyThesis competition and win a 15 inch MacBook Pro.

Closing date: 9 February 2015 10.00


A PhD thesis is perhaps the largest piece of work that an academic researcher will ever write. But unfortunately these hefty tomes are often destined to be used as doorstops or else gather dust on a forgotten book shelf.

As regular readers of the blog will know we are interested in how PhD theses can be used as a source of information. The British Library recognise the huge amount of work that goes into producing a PhD thesis and we want to raise awareness of the importance of research carried out during the course of a doctorate and increase visibility of the PhD thesis as a valuable source of research information.

To that end the #ShareMyThesis competition challenges PhD students past and present to summarise why your PhD research is important in 140 characters or less. The competition is open worldwide and to entries from all subject areas – so tell your non-sciencey friends too!

To enter simply tweet why your PhD research is important using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis. Remember that your tweet should convey why your research is important (not just what your research is about). For more information and full terms and conditions see

This competition is brought to you by EThOS at the British Library and partners Research Councils UK and Vitae.