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World Emoji Day

last modified Jul 19, 2018 03:15 PM
On Tuesday 17th July, the Department celebrated World Emoji Day with a science communication competition!

To celebrate #WorldEmojiDay 2018, the Department held its first science communication competition to encourage our researchers to think about how they communicate their research using non-specialist language, or, in this case, without using words at all.

The brief was simple. Researchers had to write an overview of their research project or of a standard day in their research life using just emojis. Screenshots of these stories were then posted to our social media channels, with the post that gained the most likes and shares in a 24-hour period declared the winner.

Congratulations to Ziyue Zeng, a PhD student in George Salmond’s Group, who won first prize by achieving 167 likes and shares with her emoji research story. Congratulations also to Dr Michal Blaszczyk, Laboratory Manager for Tom Blundell and Ben Luisi’s Groups, who came runner-up as the judges’ choice.

Thank you to everyone in the Department who took part! All the entries can be viewed in our Facebook album.


Scientist emojis


Rhys Grant

Publication Date

19 July 2018

Ziyue Zeng's Winning Entry

18.07.19 Additional Image Emoji Day Article - Ziyue