New Voices in Science
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Responsible science communication is about sharing research insights simply and confidently, without falling into the trap of sensationalism. The New Voices in Science programme offers doctoral candidates communication training and then provides them with various platforms for sharing their science. Now in it's fourth year, the competition has become one of the highlights on the Stellenbosch University calendar.

The 2015 New Voices in Science public event

On 7 December 2015, 13 finalists competed to impress an audience with oral accounts of their research findings. Read a news article about the 2015 event here. The publication of the fourth edition of the New Voices in Science periodical wrapped up this year’s events by showcasing the finalists in the science writing- and the brand new science photography- categories. Read or download it here.

Winning 1-minute science videos

Winner Chris Broeckhoven: "There and back again"

Runner-up Natalie Theron "Mite Buffet"

All the 2015 winners

Talk category winners
Written category winners
Photo category winners

To enter the competition, one must be a PhD candidate who is nearing completion, a postdoctoral fellow, or someone who has recently completed a PhD degree at SU.

Contact Ronel Steyn at for further information.