Varun Bhardwaj

Varun’s thesis has been enhanced by the idea of thinking outside the box. He says the SGS Research Showcase was a big part of lending credibility to this approach.

Sravya Garimella
Business School PhD candidate Varun Bhardwaj, with his prize-winning creative item.

“I entered the SGS Research Showcase because it presented an opportunity for me to get my research out there in front of people in an unconventional way.

“The best part about being involved was having conversations with people about my research through a visual and artefactual lens.

“I received the runner-up prize in the Creative Item category – I was able to show my wife my trophy which made her proud of me, so that was a huge win.

“My advice to research students who are considering entering the Research Showcase this year is ‘do it!’ It will challenge you to think outside the box with regards to your research. My whole thesis has been enhanced by this idea of thinking outside the box and the SGS Research Showcase was a big part of lending credibility to this approach.”

Business School PhD candidate Varun Bhardwaj was the runner-up of the Creative Item category in the SGS Research Showcase in 2020, with his submission: Kamadhenu: The Wish Fulfilling Cow. 

Enter the online SGS Research Showcase 2021

The online SGS Research Showcase is the perfect opportunity for masters research students and doctoral candidates to broaden their research impact, enhance their communication skills, and be in to win prizes worth up to $500. 

You can choose to submit an academic poster, research image, creative item – or all three. Students who are registered as off-campus students can also enter the brand-new Pecha Kucha category.