With the “Live Locally, Grow Globally” motto, Osaka University has endeavored to internationalize and attract increasing numbers of international students and build research collaboration with institutions worldwide. As a part of this, CAREN has taken a role in helping to spread Osaka University’s wings by setting up international master/Ph.D. and double degree programs with overseas partners.
Last year, CAREN organized a successful English speech contest for students at the University’s Icho Festival; the theme was “How can Osaka University shine on the international stage?” For this year’s Speech Contest, we would like to focus on the motto once more with the theme “How can Osaka University be more active in the local community?” We invite all students studying at Osaka University to apply to speak at the Contest and we look for your insight from various perspectives.
“How can Osaka University be more active in the local community?”
|Theme of the speech||How can Osaka University be more active in the local community? Your proposal|
|Date and time||30 April 2017, 13:00-16:00|
|Timing||Speech: 5 min or less. Q&A: 5 mins or less|
|Presentation||Students may rely on slides/images during their presentation. Please keep in mind that the 5 minutes allowed is only long enough for 3-4 slides. We encourage speakers to use as few slides as possible. One slide could be with the speaker’s title and affiliation.|
|Note for application||
Students are asked to write around 200 words (maximum) about their speech during signup. This information will be considered for the preliminary selection and ten will be selected to speak at the contest.
|Prize||First, second, and third place official award certificates signed by OU’s Vice President (Great for your CV, scholarship, or internship applications), 20,000Yen Gift Card and More|
Sponsored and organized by CAREN
|How to apply||Apply online.|
|Speech Development||Structure, Organization, Support Materials|
|Effectiveness||Achievement of purpose, interest, reception|
|Speech Value||Ideas, logic, original thought|
|Physical Delivery||Eye contact, body language|
|Manner||Directness, assurance, enthusiasm|
|Correctness||Grammar, punctuation, word selection|
LAST YEAR’S SPEECH CONTEST IN ENGLISH, ICHO FESTIVAL, 1 MAY 2016
Congratulations to Miss Nana Chishima, the Highest Award Winner at the first Speech Contest in English, organized by CAREN, which took place at Osaka University’s Icho Festival, 1 May 2016.
The theme of the contest was what Osaka University should do to help carry the message of internationalization across our campuses and to the world. How can Osaka University shine on the international stage?
Photos from the event—
Check out Osaka University’s HEADLINE NEWS VIDEO to get a taste of the event!