Could you reduce your 80,000 word thesis to 180 seconds to try and win £250
Once again the University of Manchester will be taking part in the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
Postgraduate Researchers from across the University are invited to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes using only 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 winner will be announced at the live in-person final on Wednesday 8th June 2022.
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, and it’s a great experience! Don’t take our word for it; take a look at what previous University of Manchester contestants have to say:
- It’s only three minutes – Melissa Keogh
- Why I took part in 3MT – Victoria Cronin
- The Three Minute Thesis Challenge — Kirsty McIntyre
An online training session will be held on 22nd March 2022. The session will provide tips and training on delivery skills to help with your 3MT presentation, including looking at body language, emotional projection and auctioning and techniques for dealing with nerves.
Additionally the finalists will be invited to submit their videos to gain specialist personal feedback and tips for improving their presentation.
Winner – £500
Second prize – £250
Third prize – £100
*Please note prizes will be paid in the form of vouchers.
Open to all active second and final year PhD candidates (including candidates in their submission pending period or whose thesis is under examination) by the date of the 3MT first submission deadline, 8th April 2022. Read the full set of rules and the judging criteria.
How to take part:
To take part in 3MT this year, you need to follow the steps below
- Complete the registration form by Friday 19th of March.
- Sign up for 3MT online training session on 22nd March.
- Create your presentation slide and film your presentation
- Submit your final 3MT presentation / slide by 8th April
Full details on how to prepare and submit your presentation will be sent directly following completion of the registration form and can also be found online via the Research Degrees and Researcher Development Events page.