Pitch it Clever

Stage: Submissions Open

Imagine you jump into an elevator with a key decision-maker. You’ve got a chance to tell a university Vice-Chancellor, a politician, or a business leader why your research matters… and quickly.

Now stop imagining and start pitching!

Universities Australia challenges researchers to talk up their research in a 1-2 minute video. The video should aim to get leaders from across the country to become champions for your work.

Three prizes are up for grabs:

  • The Vice-Chancellors’ Award
  • The Delegates’ Choice Award
  • The People’s Choice Award

Videos will be shortlisted by a panel of Vice-Chancellors and then shown at Universities Australia’s annual Higher Education Conference for conference delegates to vote on.

The winner of the shortlisting process will receive the Vice-Chancellors’ Award. The Delegates’ Choice Award will be decided by delegates at the conference. And members of the Thinkable community will vote to decide the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

 Funding Available



Universities Australia is the peak body representing Australia's universities