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 competed 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.
22 March 2018 School of Social and Political Sciences Heats
2 May 2018 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Heats
22 June 2018 University of Edinburgh Final
TBC July 2018 UK Semi Final – at Vitae conference
TBC Sept 2018 UK Final – at Vitae conference
TBC Oct 2018 Universitas 21 international Competition
Th Institute for Academic Development run training sessions for those interested in participating in the 3MT.
There is supporting information available here: 3 Minute Thesis
How to enter or do you have any questions:
Email Kirsty Brown at email@example.com by:
Noon, 9 March 2018.
|Date / Time||Details||Where|
|22 Mar 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PG Student: 3 Minute Thesis