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“One of the best experiences I’ve had during my PhD”

Your chance to be part of the 2019 Three Minute Thesis® competition

We’re delighted to announce that Taylor & Francis is again sponsoring the Vitae Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, for 2019.

3MT logos 2019Developed by the University of Queensland, Australia, 3MT is a UK-wide event that celebrates the dynamic and exciting work being done by doctoral researchers. The competition challenges them to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

6 finalists, selected from more than 1,200 participants, will then be part of the live final in front of a 400-strong audience.

How can you can get involved in 3MT 2019?

Begin by thinking now about how you would explain your research and its relevance in just 3 minutes. For example, what’s the ‘hook’ that would grab people’s attention? And how might you explain any complex concepts in way that a a non-specialist audience would understand?

Then, look out for posters, emails, or social media posts inviting you to enter. Take a deep breath and go for it! Previous participants tell us how much they’ve learnt from taking part (and even how much they enjoyed it).

Every year the UK’s 3MT competition gets bigger, with more institutions taking part. Organizers who want to run a 3MT competition at their university should complete Vitae’s registration form.

Some inspiration from previous 3MT winners

Boosting the public perception of science and enabling evidence-based change – Owen Gwydion James, 3MT winner 2018, explains why you should enter the 3MT competition and how to do it well.

Public engagement and initiating change in a tangible, real way – Jamie Khoo, 2018 People’s Choice winner, shares her tips and insights

Communicating research and change-making – Advice from Thomas Fudge, 3MT winner 2017

Hooking your audience: tips for presenting your research – Advice from Euan Doidge, People’s Choice winner 2017

3 minutes to pitch your research – Why, how and what came next for 2016 3MT winner Nazira Albargothy

Three Minute Thesis: a winner’s story – An interview with Maddie Long, People’s Choice winner 2016

Presenting your research: approaches, benefits and career development – An interview with Zaid Janjua, 2015 3MT winner