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3MT® (Three Minute Thesis) competition 2017

Posted on 3 March 2017

Submit your proposal by 3 April for the chance to win an iPad.

3MT® (Three Minute Thesis) competition 2017, Submit your proposal by 3 April, present your research concisely for the change to win.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges you to explain your research effectively and concisely to a non-specialist audience in three minutes. It is an exercise that can help you develop your presentation and research communication skills. Being able to convey your research clearly, accurately, and concisely can be a real asset in academia.

The competition is open to all University of York PhD students. Simply submit a 500 word summary of your research and its potential impact by Monday 3 April 2017.

Applications will be assessed by a panel of specialists who will choose which submissions will be eligible to audition on 19 April. Ten finalists will then receive training in public engagement and presentation skills before competing on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

Prizes, training and opportunities

The winner will be awarded an iPad, and those in second and third place will receive Amazon vouchers. The winner will also enter a video for the UK 3MT® 2017 semi-final and, if successful, attend the UK National final on 11 September 2017.

In addition, the winner and those in second and third place will be offered extra training and a place in the Falling Walls Lab York on 23 June 2017. Finalists will also be invited to perform at the York Graduate Research School (YGRS) Post Graduate Researcher (PGR) Induction event in September 2017.

This is a wonderful opportunity to gain valuable skills and expose your research to a wide audience.

Find out more and apply now.

Finalists from previous years: