Do you have a research idea to share? Whether you are in the initial stages of formulating your thoughts, or have put pen to paper and the research is about to hit the printing press, we’d like to hear from you! Send us a short video outlining your idea and attendees and experts at New Directions East Asia 2021 will cast their votes for the Best Student Research Idea award.

Videos will be shared through the conference platform and conference attendees will be able to vote for their favourite video ideas. A live question and answer session with an expert panel and questions from the online audience will precede the awarding of the Experts’ Choice and People’s Choice Awards.

See this sample video submission showing one way you can format your video and present your idea:

Why participate?

The Best Student Research Idea awards are a great opportunity to not only get feedback from experts and the language assessment community, but also to challenge yourself to communicate your ideas clearly using technical skills like video creation that are becoming more and more important in the 21st century.

Creating a video, communicating your ideas, and sharing knowledge with your peers can all contribute to professional growth.

Potential benefits include:

  • Learning why public engagement is important
  • Enhancing your presentation skills
  • Receiving feedback from experts and peers
  • Networking with like-minded individuals and pooling knowledge
  • Floating research ideas for future development

And how about adding the British Council’s Best Student Research Idea award to your resume? It’s certain to get admiring glances from recruiters and academics alike!

Who should participate?

Any student of any age enrolled on a Master's or Doctoral level university programme in language assessment or a related field, e.g. Applied Linguistics. University students from East Asia, the UK or further afield are all welcome to submit their ideas.

Download the student research idea awards pdf below for more information about how to participate.