The University of York Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges PhD students to educate and engage the audience with their research in just three minutes.
Research students pitch their work against the clock, often to a nail biting finish! They are competing to communicate the impact of their research to an audience and judging panel. The top three receive prizes and coaching for the national 3MT semi-final. Many of our finalists also put themselves forward for Falling Walls Labs.
3MT was developed by the University of Queensland to celebrate the best research. Find out the breadth of work being undertaken at York through clear, engaging and concise presentations.
In 2023 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of York's Three Minute Thesis Competition! The live final took place on Wednesday 14 June 2023 as part of the York Festival of Ideas. Who won? Who got the People's Vote?
Our 2022 winner explored ways we can track cancer cell behaviour, and identify those that will resist chemotherapy.3MT results 2022
Our 2021 winner explained the science behind the smell of cells and diagnosing diseases through breath tests.3MT results 2021
Our 2019 winners discussed harnessing the power of the sun and the psychology of choice.3MT results 2019