3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

3 June 2015, 2.00 PM - 3 June 2015, 4.00 PM

Winston Theatre, Richmond Building

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit: 3 minutes.

The Bristol Doctoral College in collaboration with the UBU Postgraduate Networkare pleased to support the University of Bristol Three Minute Thesis Competition(3MT).

What is a Three Minute Thesis?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland. It challenges postgraduate research students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The 3MT competition provides an opportunity for students to share their research, in a challenging and compelling way.

The competition rules dictate that each student must give an engaging presentation with just one projected slide to help bring their research to life. Aids such as music, videos, rapping, animation, movement, costumes and props are strictly banned.

Need some inspiration? Check out last year's finalists to see what it's all about!

Why enter?

This exercise will develop your academic, presentation and research communication skills and will support your development to effectively explain your research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

If the skills development opportunity isn't enough, there are also some prizes to be won!

Who is eligible?

All active doctoral candidates who have not yet had their Viva are eligible to participate. Graduates are not eligible.

How to apply

This year applications will be shortlisted by faculty, with three contestants from each faculty being entered into the University competition. 

The Faculty of Arts held a 3MT faculty heat in January. The winner and two runners up have automatically been entered into the University competition's semi-finals.

Applicants from all other faculties are asked to complete the relevant application form below no later than Monday, 20 April 2015

Shortlisted applicants will be notified of their place in the competition by Friday, 8 May.


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