3 Minute Thesis
3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)
Can you explain your Thesis in 3 minutes using only one slide?
If you are up to the challenge then this is the competition for you!
What is the 3MT?
The Three Minute Thesis is an international competition celebrating the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the competition requires contestants to condense their research into a three minute, one-slide presentation for a non-specialist audience.
The first University of Edinburgh 3MT® took place in 2013 and since then our students have completed both at UK and international level.
Each candidate will deliver their 3-minute presentation, with only one supporting slide, the judging panel will then assess the communication, comprehension and engagement elements of the presentation. There is also an audience vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Three successful students from the School Heats will be nominated to attend College Heats. Three students will then be selected from the Collage Heats to attend the University Finals, and successful participants will head to the National then International stages.
Prizes will be awarded for:
School of Social and Political Science Heats
22nd March 2018
There will be lunch and a small drinks reception following the competition.
The 3MT competition is open to currently enrolled PhD and Professional Doctorate students. You should be available for all key dates (TBC), noted below. If you have submitted but not had your viva yet then you are still eligible. A student who has completed their viva is no longer eligible.
14 March 2019 School of Social and Political Sciences Heats
2 May 2019 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Heats
27 June 2019 University of Edinburgh Final
TBC July 2019 UK Semi-Final – at Vitae conference
16 Sept 2019 UK Final – at Vitae conference
TBC Oct 2019 Universitas 21 international Competition
The Institute for Academic Development run training sessions for those interested in participating in the 3MT.
14th February 2019 - Three Minute Thesis - Competition Preparation
26th February 2019 - Three Minute Thesis Peer Practice Session
There is supporting information available here: 3 Minute Thesis
How to enter or do you have any questions:
Email Stacey Johnstone at firstname.lastname@example.org by:
Noon, 22 February 2019.