Could you reduce your 80,000 word thesis to 180 seconds to try and win £500?
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes using just one static PowerPoint slide.
In the UK, the 3MT national competition final is hosted by Vitae. Individual UK universities run their own competitions and put forward one winner per participating institution for the national finals. The University of Manchester is one of around 40 institutions participating in 2019.
Why take part?
3MT develops your academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of your capacity to effectively explain your research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. You will also have access to exclusive 3MT presentation training. Oh and of course….
First prize: £500 Amazon Voucher
Runner up: £100 Amazon Voucher
Audience favourite: £100 Voucher
Open to all active second and final year PhD candidates (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first 3MT presentation in the heats. You must be able to attend at least one of the scheduled heats and, if successful, the university final (see dates below).
Participant training session: 26 February 2019 (book here)
University of Manchester heats: 21 – 29 March 2019
Finalist training: 14 May 2019
University of Manchester final: 22 May 2019
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.