3 minute thesis – a chance to win £500 – register by 29 February – humanities heats – 21 and 22 April

by | Feb 19, 2020 | Events, News | 0 comments

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.

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….

The prizes

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), registration closes on 29th Feb. You must be able to attend at least one of the scheduled heats and, if successful, the university final (see dates below).

Key dates

Participant training session: 10 March 2020  (book here)

Faculty of Humanities Heats: 21 – 22 April 2020

University of Manchester final: 20 May 2020


To register please read the full rules and judging criteria and complete the online registration form by 29 February.

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